Sloven’c v Britaniji: od izzivov do priložnosti – okrogla miza 29. 5.

Čas: 29. 5. 2018, ob 18.00
Kraj: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU
Organizator: Društvo VTIS (V Tujini Izobraženi Slovenci)

Si tudi ti eden izmed tistih Slovencev, ki smo zašli na Otok in si poiskali nove izzive in priložnosti? Imaš tudi ti zbirko hecnih zgodb o spopadanju z britansko diplomacijo in njihovim humorjem? Tudi ti iščes nove načine povezovanja s Slovenijo?

Od asimilacije Slovencev v Britaniji do asimilacije britanskih Slovencev v slovenskem okolju – od medijskega buma o “begu možganov” do iskanja rešitev za krepitev “kroženja znanja” – o tem in še o čem se bomo pogovarjali s šestimi člani Društva VTIS na okrogli mizi.
Na okrogli mizi bodo sodelovali:

Jana Javornik, “senior lecturer” na University of East London in direktorica Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business.

Maj Plemenitaš, akademik in raziskovalec na University College London, kjer je direktor Cross Scale Design Research; ustanovitelj in direktor design studia Linkscale.

Miha Pipan, soustanovitelj in CSO podjetja Entomics, ki si prizadeva razvijati biotehnološke rešitve za rastoči trg trajnostnih živalskih krm na bazi insektov.

Neža Vadnjal, doktorska raziskovalka na programu inštituta Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology na University College London, kjer raziskuje celično biofiziko.

Jure Sokolić, “research associate” na King’s College London, kjer se ukvarja z aplikacijami strojnega učenja v medicinske namene.

Sledila bo kratka delavnica, s katero bi radi izvedeli več tudi o tvojih osebnih izzivih, ki jih imaš kot v tujini živeči in izobraženi Slovenec ter o idejah za izboljšanje stanja. Društvo VTIS organizira dogodek skupaj z Veleposlaništvom Republike Slovenije v Veliki Britaniji.

Društvo VTIS je bilo ustanovljeno z namenom povezovati in zastopati interese slovenskih državljanov, ki se v okviru visokošolskega študija izobražujejo ali so se izobraževali oziroma opravljajo ali so opravljali raziskovalno dejavnost na izobraževalno-raziskovalnih ustanovah v tujini.

Prijavni obrazec je na spletni strani društva VTIS: https://www.drustvovtis.si/slovenc-v-britaniji-od-izzivov-do-priloznosti/

BSS visit to the Francis Crick Institute, 6th June – members only

The British-Slovene Society has arranged a visit to the Francis Crick Institute in London, where world-leading gene research into DNA and RNA takes place. Our host will be Slovene researcher Jernej Ule, who will show us round and explain the work of the Crick. Subsequently, we can mingle over a drink in the bar on the ground floor, open to 6pm.

Time: 6th June, 5.00 to 6.30 pm.

Address: The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London NW1 1AT. See attached map. The entrance is opposite the Midland Road entrance to Eurostar, adjacent to the sculpture in the attached picture.

This is a rare occasion to learn about some of the fundamental biology underlying health and disease from a qualified Slovene expert. Here’s a link to Jernej, our host: https://www.crick.ac.uk/research/a-z-researchers/researchers-t-u/jernej-ule/.

This visit is exclusively for members of the British-Slovene Society. If you wish to become a member, you can do so on the website https://www.britishslovenesociety.org/ under JOIN/RENEW.

We look forward to seeing you there.

For security reasons please apply beforehand to the email address: cjcking@gmail.com.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

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 5 pm on Friday 8 June 2018 at the Embassy of Slovenia, 17 Dartmouth Street, Westminster, London SW1H 9BL.

Seating is limited to 30 and we therefore ask you to confirm your attendance by email to: davidalloyd@btinternet.com.

In case you cannot attend the AGM and wish to vote, please use the Form of Proxy: BSS-2018-AGM-Form-of-proxy 

 

Vlado Kreslin Joins British-Slovene Society to Celebrate its 25th Anniversary

The Prešeren Evening celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the British-Slovene Society was a rip-roaring success, with a record turnout and a rousing concert by Vlado Kreslin, the Slovene folk singer/songwriter.

When guests saw that Vlado was coming back to London on 3rd February, two years after his first appearance with us, they knew what to expect. Last time, party-goers were dancing on tables until late into the night. So he barely had to strike up on his guitar for the conga-dancers to start rippling around the room again.


»Two years ago it was already great here with you,« said Vlado, »but this year was even better!«

The Slovenian Ambassador, HE Tadej Rupelj, made a presentation to the Society on behalf of the Slovenian Government to BSS Chairman David Lloyd and Keith Miles OBE, one of the founders back in 1993.

The tombola organised by BSS Trustee Catherine King raised over £700, more than ever before. The proceeds went to Barka, the Slovenian charity for people with special learning needs we have been supporting for many years. Two members of Barka (above) attended the evening at the invitation of the BSS.

The evening was hosted by BSS Trustee and singer Shirlie Roden.

Photos by Ian Božič