St. Martin’s Day with Slovene food and wines, Cambridge, 6th November

In Slovenia, St. Martin’s Day (Martinovanje) marks the day when the must of the grapes traditionally turns to wine and is ready for drinking. For the work of farmers it marks the end of autumn and beginning of winter.

VTIS (Društvo v tujini izobraženih Slovencev) is inviting Slovenes and their British families to join in celebrating with Slovene food and wines in Cambridge. The event will start at 1 p.m. at Quy Village Hall near Cambridge (CB25 9AB) which is easily accessible by bus or car (free parking at the site).

VTIS and the British-Slovene Society will briefly present their activities. Besides enjoying good food, drink and company, you can walk in the nearby countryside. In addition to the Slovene food on offer you are invited to bring a few sweet dishes to share.

The number of participants is limited. Please register your participation at least a day before the event through the following :


Join a conference of Slovene innovators worldwide

The event will take place on 12 October at Gospodarsko razstavišče in Ljubljana and will be broadcast over internet. It is organised by VTIS (Slovenes Educated Abroad) in cooperation with the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce. The communication language will be Slovene.

The topics of discussion will be  “Development of entrepreneurship in Slovenia” and “Innovation within a (large) company”. In a workshop, VTIS will present good practices of global employers.

Participation fee for physical presence is €50 +VAT. Participation online is free.

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Time for the Slovene language

Starting in October 2021, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) will again run evening Slovene Short Language courses at various levels.

These small interactive courses develop conversation skills without losing sight of the fundamentals of grammar. They are ideal for anyone interested in the rich culture and unique language of Slovenia.   
All courses are scheduled to run 6:30-8:30pm.
This year we will be offering the following courses:
Beginners (Wednesdays)
Lower Intermediate (Mondays)
Upper Intermediate (Thursdays)
Advanced (Tuesdays)
Higher Advanced Plus (Tuesdays)
Courses will be taught remotely online, unless there is consensus in a particular group to return to face-to-face teaching and if it is possible. 
More information about the Slovene courses is HERE
If you are interested, please enrol HERE
The courses will be taught by Maja Rančigaj Beneš (Lower Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced course) and Romana Šuštar (Beginners and Higher Advanced Plus course). For more information contact Maja Rančigaj Beneš, Slovene language lectrice: