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Out of Ceausescu’s Hell: a Romanian at Cambridge

February 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Out of Ceausescu’s Hell: a Romanian at Cambridge · 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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“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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