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Alexander Mohar Csaky wins place on ASEF Fellowship Program 2024 Visit Slovenia

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We have received a note informing us that after a number of interviews Alexander Mohar Csaky has been accepted onto the ASEF Fellowship Program for this summer.

He is extremely excited to be given this opportunity. He is in his final year at Oxford reading Archeology & Anthropology. For him and his family this is very poignant as his grandfather (Valentin Mohar) would have been extremely proud.

He wishes this to be mentioned on our website to encourage others to apply. Therefore we publish the information about the programme again should anybody else wish to apply:

The ASEF Visit Slovenia scholarship program is a one-year initiative offering young individuals the opportunity for a 10-week working or research visit at a Slovenian university, company, or research institute within their field of study or expertise. Scholarship recipients will collaborate with Slovenian professors, project mentors, and fellow members of the professor’s research team. The program’s primary objective is to provide talented young individuals with Slovenian heritage a chance for professional growth while immersing themselves in the culture, language, and research environment of Slovenia. Additionally, scholarship recipients will engage with Slovenes and Slovenian communities and participate in events organized by ASEF.

Applications for the scholarship program are open to students enrolled in accredited higher education institutions, regardless of their field of study, as well as other young individuals with Slovenian roots residing abroad. Knowledge of the Slovenian language and familiarity with Slovenia is recommended but not mandatory. Typical applicants may include undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral students from the United States, Canada, Argentina, or any other country.

The call for applications for the 2024 ASEF Visit Slovenia scholarship program can be found at the following link:

https://asef.net/event/applications-are-now-open-for-the-2024-asef-fellowship-program-visit-slovenia/

Booking closes on 23 February for Prešeren Evening with Vlado Kreslin, 2nd March, London

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This is to remind you that booking will close at midday on Friday 23rd February for the British-Slovene Society’s Annual Prešeren celebration with Vlado Kreslin.

  • Saturday 2nd March 2024. Drinks from 6 pm, dinner at 6:50 pm.
  • Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, 12 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0HX (undergrounds Euston, Euston Square, King’s Cross, Russell Square)

The capacity of  the hotel is limited, and it’s first come first served.

Despite inflation, we are keeping rates unchanged from last year:

Paid up BSS Members £62, non-Members £77, students and under-18s £39

For that you will enjoy a drinks reception, a three-course dinner with wine, Vlado Kreslin’s concert and a tombola with all sorts of attractive prizes.

Note: if you become a Member now, you benefit from the Member’s lower rate. Membership costs £15 per year, and £25 for families.

Reserve your places now using the online Application Form

If you wish to make up your own party, you can indicate this in the Application Form. You can also advise any special dietary requirements.

The tombola will benefit Barka, the charity for people with special needs that we support in Slovenia.

We look forward to welcoming you!

We are grateful to the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for supporting this event with a grant.

 

Trustees of the British-Slovene Society

Studies at Slovenian universities

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A message from the Office for Slovenians Abroad for people interested in studying in Slovenia:

Vas zanima študij na univerzah v Sloveniji? Vljudno vabljeni na februarsko izvedbo spletnih predstavitev. Predstavitev, ki jo pripravlja ekipa Study in Slovenia, bo v četrtek, 15. februarja 2024, ob 14. uri in je namenjena prav Slovencem v zamejstvu in po svetu.

V okviru predstavitev bodo kandidatom predstavili uporabne informacije glede študija in življenja v Sloveniji. Prav tako bodo udeleženci imeli priložnost, da se prek spleta srečajo s predstavniki Univerze v Ljubljani (UL), Univerze v Mariboru (UM), Univerze na Primorskem (UP) in Univerze v Novi Gorici (UNG). Predstavitev bo potekala v slovenskem jeziku.

Če bi želeli prisluhniti predstavitvi v angleščini, predlagamo, da se virtualno povežete z organizatorji v sredo, 14. februarja 2024, ob 14. uri.

Za udeležbo na predstavitvah se je potrebno prijaviti prek spletne prijavnice.

Holy Mass in Slovenian House in London on 25th February

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On Sunday 25th February at 5 pm Holy Mass will be celebrated in the Slovenian House at 62 Offley Road, London SW9 0LS,  by David Taljat, a Slovene priest in Switzerland, and Professor Dr. Peter Rožič from Oxford. This will be a first in a series of regular masses to be held in the Slovenian House, which promotes Sloveneship, culture, education and friendship.

The Slovenian House extends to everybody whether religious or not.

Contact: info@skm-london.org.uk, 07365 353 900

 

 

Tečaj slovenščine za dijake, ki želijo študirati v Sloveniji (marec – junij 2024)

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Center za slovenščino kot drugi in tuji jezik vabi na Tečaj slovenščine za dijake, ki želijo študirati v Sloveniji. Spletni tečaj, ki bo dvakrat tedensko po tri šolske ure potekal med 5. marcem in 6. junijem 2024, je namenjen dijakom zadnjih letnikov srednjih šol, ki se nameravajo vpisati na univerzo v Sloveniji, in bi radi osvežili in nadgradili svoje znanje slovenščine.

Urad Vlade RS za Slovence v zamejstvu in po svetu namenja za udeležbo na tečaju za udeležence iz zamejstva in izseljenstva posebne štipendije. S štipendijo, ki znaša 713 EUR, se krijejo stroški udeležbe na tečaju. Prošnja za štipendijo mora vsebovati osebne podatke o kandidatu in utemeljitev. Obravnavane bodo le prošnje, ki jih bodo napisali kandidati sami. Prošnje za štipendije pošljite do 14. februarja 2024 po pošti (na naslov Centra za slovenščino kot drugi in tuji jezik) ali po elektronski pošti (mladinski.tecaji@ff.uni-lj.si). O rezultatih boste obveščeni do 27. 2. 2024.

Več informacij najdete na naslednji povezavah:

https://slovenci.si/tecaj-slovenscine-za-dijake-ki-zelijo-studirati-v-sloveniji-marec-junij-2024/

https://centerslo.si/za-otroke/tecaji/studij-v-sloveniji/

Booking open for Prešeren Evening with Vlado Kreslin, 2nd March, London

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You are kindly invited to join the British-Slovene Society’s Annual Prešeren celebration. Once again the great Slovene singer and songwriter Vlado Kreslin will perform for us.

  • Saturday 2nd March 2024. Drinks from 6 pm, dinner at 6:50 pm.
  • Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, 12 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0HX (undergrounds Euston, Euston Square, King’s Cross, Russell Square)

Booking is now open, and will close at midday on Friday 23rd February. We recommend you book early, as the capacity of  the hotel is limited. It’s first come first served.

Despite inflation, we are keeping rates unchanged from last year:

Paid up BSS Members £62, non-Members £77, students and under-18s £39

For that you will enjoy a drinks reception, a three-course dinner with wine, Vlado Kreslin’s concert and a tombola with all sorts of attractive prizes.

Note: if you become a Member now, you benefit from the Member’s lower rate. Membership costs £15 per year, and £25 for families.

Reserve your places now using the online Application Form

If you wish to make up your own party, you can indicate this in the Application Form. You can also advise any special dietary requirements.

The tombola will benefit Barka, the charity for people with special needs that we support in Slovenia.

We look forward to welcoming you!

We are grateful to the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for supporting this event with a grant.

Bookings about to open for Prešeren Evening with Vlado Kreslin: 2nd March, Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel, London

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Once again we are welcoming the great Slovene singer Vlado Kreslin to entertain us at our annual Prešeren Evening, taking place this year on 2nd March. As in previous years, we have booked the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel in London (WC1H 0HX).

We will shortly publish an application form for you to make your choice of menu.

We are looking forward to a great evening together!

Watch this space….

A Flag, A Song, A Palace – Jasmina Cibic talk + film screening 1 February, Oxford

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Magdalen College Auditorium, Oxford, 1 February, 5:30pm

In association with the upcoming symposium ‘Music and Diplomacy in the Long Twentieth Century’, the artist Jasmina Cibic (b. Ljubljana 1979) will be giving a talk and screening her award-winning film, The Gift, at the Magdalen College Auditorium. The film is about the role of gift giving in cultural diplomacy and focuses in particular on the non-aligned movement. You can read more about the event and sign up here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/magdalen-music/t-qjgmlmk.

Jasmina is a significant figure in contemporary art, who has exhibited at events including the Venice Biennale. This event will touch on many urgent issues around the relationship between culture and politics.

BSS membership dues unchanged in 2024

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Dear Members and Supporters,

Despite the inflation of the last two years, the BSS is again keeping its Membership Dues unchanged in 2024. They fall due in the New Year, and we would much appreciate if you would make your payments promptly. To those who have already done so, many thanks.

If you are not yet a Member, do consider joining! You would be most welcome. Among the advantages you enjoy will be a reduced price for the 2024 Prešeren Evening planned in London on March 2nd.

This is how you can pay:

INDIVIDUAL £15
FAMILY (maximum 5) £25
STUDENT £5
CORPORATE £100

If you have a Standing Order or have already paid for this year, you can ignore this notice. Otherwise, you have a choice of three means of payment:

  1. The best way is by direct electronic transfer to The British-Slovene Society’s bank account with Natwest, Sort Code 60-20-36, Account Number 51197685, IBAN: GB67NWBK60203651197685, BIC: NWBKGB2L. Please put your name in the reference field. This means of payment saves the Society unnecessary costs. Wherever possible, we ask you to set up a Standing Order. This will save you time and trouble next year.
  2. Or you can pay through our website www.britishslovenesociety.org by clicking on “JOIN/RENEW” and following the instructions. On the website you can also pay by PayPal (though this incurs a cost to the BSS).
  3. Or by cheque made out to The British-Slovene Society and sent to the Treasurer, Andrej Ogorevc, 10 Rogers Court, 5 Premiere Place, London E14 8SF, e-mail: treasurer@britishslovenesociety.org.

Thank you!

 

Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Dear Slovenians and friends of Slovenians!

We wish you all lovely festivities and a wonderful year ahead. Let’s meet as often as we can and let’s make our ties stronger and stronger so that it will practically make no difference where in the world you are since you belong to a strong community where we care for each other. Let the spirit of Christmas prevail all around.

Trustees of the British-Slovene Society