On 20th November, the Slovenian Australian Academic Association (SAAA) organises its 4th Annual Conference with the title: “The role of place in an increasingly placeless world”. The conference will be opened by minister for Slovenes abroad, dr. Helena Jaklitsch.
You can participate in this conference online. Please register on: 4-SAAA-Conference_EnglishFlyer_Web
Ekipa Study in Slovenia vabi, da se ji pridružite na spletni predstavitvi študija v Sloveniji za Slovence v zamejstvu in po svetu. Predstavitev bo potekala 3. novembra 2020 s pričetkom ob 15.00 uri (CET).
V okviru predstavitve bodo predstavili uporabne informacije glede študija in življenja v Sloveniji ter prednosti statusa študenta.
Prav tako boste imeli priložnost, da se preko spleta srečate s predstavniki Univerze v Ljubljani (UL), Univerze v Mariboru (UM), Univerze na Primorskem (UP) in Univerze v Novi Gorici (UNG).
V kolikor se želite udeležiti spletne predstavitve, se na dogodek prijavite preko obrazca na povezavi. Povezavo za ogled spletne predstavitve boste prejeli naknadno na vaš e-naslov.
Predstavitev bo potekala v slovenskem jeziku.
A circular hiking trail known as Transverzala going through all Slovenia’s mountains from the Alps through to the Carst wilderness has just opened in its full length, some 50 years after it was started. Helping complete the project was Slovenian travel writer and translator Jakob J. Kenda, who has walked its full length, partly in the company of his teenage children and friends.
To discover more about the trail and see an interactive map, go to www.transverzala.si.
Kenda has written a novel based titled Transverzala about his trip. It is a sequel to his award-winning travelogue about America’s famous Appalachian Trail (www.apalaska.si).
Javni štipendijski, razvojni, invalidski in preživninski sklad RS je objavil razpis za štipendiranje Slovencev v zamejstvu in po svetu za študij na višješolskem in visokošolskem program za študijsko leto 2020/2021. Podrobne informacije lahko preberete tukaj: 2020 8 Javni razpis za študij v Sloveniji
Lockdown made it impossible to hold the Annual General Meeting of the British-Slovene Society with a physical get-together this year. This turned out to be no disincentive, since more people attended online on Zoom on 9th June than in the past. Like other organisations, we are realising that online is for some people a definite advantage. Rather than make a long journey to take part, one just needs to reserve time and join in from home.
The Chairman’s Report and Annual Accounts were approved unanimously, and Evelina Ferrar, Igor Cesarec, Miha Košak, Mateja Šömen were re-elected as Trustees. Participants endorsed a plan to erect a new kozolec (Slovene hayrack) in Henley-on-Thames, by agreement with the local council. The old kozolec in the Oxford Arboretum fell into disrepair and has been removed by its owner, the Pitt-Rivers Museum.
Due to continuing pandemic constraints, there will be no Oxford picnic this summer. But we hope to be able to re-assemble for the annual Carol Service in London on 11th December.
We wish you all a pleasant summer … and keep well!
For members of the British-Slovene Society only:
Notice is hereby given that The Annual General Meeting of the British-Slovene Society will be held at 3 pm on Tuesday 9 June 2020 online via Zoom. Any member may join the session.
- To receive and adopt the Report of the Trustees and Accounts for the year ended 30 Sept 2019
- To re-elect the following as Trustees, who retire by rotation and are offered for re-election: Evelina Ferrar, Igor Cesarec, Miha Košak, Mateja Somen
- To appoint a Secretary for the forthcoming year.
- To appoint a Chairman for the forthcoming year. David Lloyd has indicated his willingness to continue in office.
- To approve the Minutes of the AGM held on 22 May 2019.
- Any Other Business.
Please confirm your attendance by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be sent an invitation to join the Zoom session together with instructions. You may also receive BSS Accounts for the year ending 30th September 2019 and the Chairman’s Statement.
In case you cannot attend the AGM and wish to vote, please use the Form of Proxy: BSS-2020-AGM-Form-of-proxy
David Lloyd, Chairman
See an article by Keith Miles and Edmond Phillimore in Slovene periodical Družina. It is about a journey by Admiral Horatio Nelson through Slovene lands in 1800, and three admirals who came from present-day Slovenia: Lord Nelson in trije admirali