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Out of Ceausescu’s Hell: a Romanian at Cambridge

February 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Books, Diaspora, PEOPLE

In 1968, the Romanian geophysicist Constantin Roman defied Communist restrictions and travelled to England on a NATO travel grant. Under Ceausescu’s dictatorship, obtaining a passport was short of a miracle and in the first chapter we are let into the secret of how this was made possible.
I must confess I admired your inventiveness, perseverance and tenacity with which you focused on your goals, the courage you displayed in approaching influential people, without prior introduction, the manner in which you presented logical arguments in obtaining what you were about to achieve

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MEDICAL CARE DURING DICTATORSHIP (“My Second University” Two Reviews by Ionel Taranu & Constantin ROMAN

October 19th, 2005 · Comments Off on MEDICAL CARE DURING DICTATORSHIP (“My Second University” Two Reviews by Ionel Taranu & Constantin ROMAN · Books, PEOPLE, Reviews

MEDICAL CARE UNDER DICTATORSHIP (“My Second University” Two Reviews: Ionel TARANU and Constantin ROMAN) “My Second University – memories from Romanian Communist prisons” by Dr. Stanciu Stroia and Dr. Dan Dusleag, (iUniverse Inc., New York, 2005, 271 pages, Index, illustrations, £10.53 ISBN: 0-595-34639-1) THREE GENERATIONS OF MEDICAL DOCTORS UNDER DICTATORSHIP: Dr. Stanciu Stroia was born […]

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A Russian Childhood (Yalta, St. Petersburg, Moscow, London) Memoirs of Tatiana Nancy GAUBERT

June 21st, 2005 · Comments Off on A Russian Childhood (Yalta, St. Petersburg, Moscow, London) Memoirs of Tatiana Nancy GAUBERT · Books, Diaspora, PEOPLE, Reviews

Synopsis An Imperial Foundling A Russian Childhood (Yalta, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Yalta, and early Womanhood (London, Paris, Dublin) by Tatiana Nancy (“Romanovna”) GAUBERT What would a crocodile on a silver chain, taken for a walk on the streets of St. Petersburg, have in common with a kneeling British ambassador, vowing eternal love to a Russian […]

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“Moving Here” – a Story of Migration to England

August 27th, 2003 · Comments Off on “Moving Here” – a Story of Migration to England · Books, Diaspora, PEOPLE, Reviews

“MOVING HERE” “Moving Here” is the ultimate database of digitised photographs, maps, objects, documents and audio items recording migration experiences of the past 200 years of migrations to England. Contributed by: Constantin Roman http://www.movinghere.org.uk/stories/story12/story12.htm I had started to study English as my fourth foreign language after German and French, which were both spoken in the […]

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“Continental Drift – Colliding Continents, Converging Cultures” – Constantin Roman

February 19th, 2003 · Comments Off on “Continental Drift – Colliding Continents, Converging Cultures” – Constantin Roman · Books, Diaspora, PEOPLE

IOP Publishers (Bristol & Philadelphia) 2000. pp. 211 – ISBN 0-7503-0686-6 – – – – – – – – – – – – – Constantin Roman is Romanian Honorary consul in the English university town of Cambridge where he was awarded a PhD for pioneering work in the field of geophysics in 1974. For over […]

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