Olga Tokarczuk’s book dedication, a unique chess set from the Rector, a spring tour in the UW Botanic Garden, dancing classes by the “Warszawianka” Folk Song and Dance Ensemble – these are just several example auctions of the University of Warsaw for the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. Bidding lasted as long as 30th January.

The 31st Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP) was launched on 29th January. The University of Warsaw also participated in fundraising to purchase medical equipment that is used in treating sepsis patients.

In this year edition “UW gra dla WOŚP” the University of Warsaw auctioned 37 items. The initiative was supported by 11 faculties and organisational units of the University. The items put to the bid include: novel books with dedications from Olga Tokarczuk, a unique chess set from Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, the Rector of the University of Warsaw, concerts of the University of Warsaw Choir, professional climbing classes, a signed Olympic T-shirt, as well as spring strolling in the Botanic Garden with Director Prof. Marcin Zych as a tour guide, or attending the Polish National Ballet performance with Prof. Gabriela Grotkowska, the Dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences. The Faculty of History also started an online donation platform https://eskarbonka.wosp.org.pl.


Bidding began with the closing date 30th January. The one and only auction “Prowadzenie programu Alternator w Radiu Kampus” (“Hosting the ‘Alternator’ programme on the Kampus Radio”) is ending on 2nd February.