Programme on Modern Poland at Oxford University was launched in July 2013, following the 2012 agreement with Dr Leszek Czarnecki’s Getin Noble Bank and the Oxford Noble Foundation. The Programme operates within St Antony’s College in the European Studies Centre. Its goals are to correct Western European bias in British academia and public sphere, and to direct and coordinate study and discussion of modern Poland with research and academic exchanges, seminar series, invited lectures, conferences and academic publications. POMP’s founders from Oxford include Professors Timothy Garton Ash, Norman Davies, Margaret MacMillan (Warden of St Antony’s College) and Jan Zielonka. The Director of the Programme is Dr Mikolaj Kunicki, historian of the 20th century Poland and Eastern Europe.