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Invitation to the British-Slovene Society Annual Picnic

By May 17, 2018No Comments

Dear Slovenes, friends and families,

We warmly invite you to join us from 12 noon till 4.30 p.m. on Sunday 1st July 2018 for the Annual Picnic in the Oxford University Arboretum at Nuneham Courtenay, is OX44 9PX. We will meet again by the kozolec (Slovene hay rack).
Bring a picnic, drinks, deckchairs, blankets, your kids, grandchildren and friends. If you make something particularly nice, you may wish to share it with others!
The Arboretum is situated just south of the village of Nuneham Courtenay on the A4074 road from Reading, eight miles south of Oxford. From London it can be reached by the M40, exit 8, A40 to Oxford, then southwards round the Ring Road (A4142) on to the A4074 towards Reading.
If you come by train to Oxford or Reading, you can then take the bus X39/X40 to the Arboretum. If you have problems please mail to or call 07584 199 177 and we will do what we can to help.
The Arboretum has kindly agreed to mow the area around the hayrack, but we are not allowed to climb on it. Adults pay £5.45 for entry to the Arboretum, concessions £4. You can pay by cash, credit/debit card or cheque. Children under 16, Members of Oxford University (bring your card) and registered disabled and carers enter for free. Dogs are not allowed.
More information on the Arboretum can be found at
We must leave by 4:30 pm when the Arboretum closes. However, if you wish to come earlier, you can do so from 10 am onwards.
In addition to the Slovenian Ambassador in London, Tadej Rupel, we will be honoured by the visit of the Minister for Slovenians Abroad, Gorazd Žmavc. The Slovenian government has been supporting the activities of the British-Slovene Society.
We hope we can welcome many of you as we celebrate and enjoy an afternoon around the kozolec – one of the most traditional symbols of Slovenia and its culture.