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The role of place in an increasingly placeless world, 20th November

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

Virtualni spoznavni večer VTIS-a v Londonu 22. oktobra 2020 ob 19. uri

 

Britanski odbor Društva v tujini izobraženih Slovencev (VTIS) vas skupaj z Veleposlaništvom RS v Londonu, Britansko-slovensko gospodarsko zbornico in British Councilom v četrtek, 22. oktobra 2020 ob 19. uri zvečer (BST), vabi na virtualni spoznavni večer. Dogodek je namenjen tako novim VTIS-ovcem, ki z letošnjim akademskim letom pričenjajo svojo izobraževalno pot na Otoku, ter vsem ostalim članom, ki kot študenti, raziskovalci, akademiki in gospodarstveniki vzpostavljajo in ohranjajo izobraževalno-poslovne vezi med Slovenijo in Veliko Britanijo.

Dogodek, ki ga bo otvorila gospa Simona Leskovar, nova veleposlanica RS v Združenem kraljestvu Velike Britanije in Severne Irske, bo približal delovanje društva VTIS na britanskih tleh. Hkrati bomo z interaktivnim Q&A-jem s predstavniki društva in sodelujočih organizacij raziskovali novo realnost študija in življenja na britanskih univerzah, ki jo krojijo posledice Covida-19 in Brexita. Naslovili bomo tako nove izzive kot tudi priložnosti ter v sodelovanju s partnerskimi organizacijami predstavili akademsko podporo in pomoč pri vzpostavljanju poslovnih vezi, ki je na voljo članom VTIS-a. Pogovoru bo sledilo druženje s člani društva, namenjeno neformalni izmenjavi vtisov s študija na britanskih univerzah in tkanju novih poznanstev. Lepo vabljeni!

Program dogodka:

19.00 – 19.10 – Uvodni nagovor Simone Leskovar, nove veleposlanice RS v Londonu

19.10 – 19.15 – Predstavitev Društva VTIS predsednice Kristi Hodak

19.15 – 19.20 – Predstavitev britanskega odbora Društva VTIS

19.20 – 19.25 – Predstavitev British Councila

19.25 – 19.30 – Predstavitev Britansko-slovenske gospodarske zbornice

19.30 – 20.00 – Q&A – Študij in življenje v Veliki Britaniji 101

20.00 – 21.00 – Neformalno druženje

Prijava za udeležbo na dogodku:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vtis-spoznavni-vecer-v-veliki-britaniji-tickets-124905934011

Študij v Sloveniji – predstavitev slovenskih univerz, 3. 11. 2020 ob 14h (GMT)

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.

Vljudno vabljeni.

 

1,200-Kilometre Hiking Trail Opens Across Slovenia’s Mountains

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).

Kenda recently gave an interview for Slovenian national television: https://4d.rtvslo.si/arhiv/profil/174721570

Zoom Enlivens AGM of British-Slovene Society

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!  

 

Notice of Annual General Meeting of the British-Slovene Society – Tuesday 9th June 2020

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. 

 AGENDA

 Ordinary Business

  1. To receive and adopt the Report of the Trustees and Accounts for the year ended 30 Sept 2019
  2. 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
  3. To appoint a Secretary for the forthcoming year.
  4. To appoint a Chairman for the forthcoming year. David Lloyd has indicated his willingness to continue in office.
  5. To approve the Minutes of the AGM held on 22 May 2019.
  6. Any Other Business.                                 

Please confirm your attendance by email to: davidalloyd@btinternet.com. 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        

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