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Aberdeen Branch

COMMITTEE – Office Bearers

Chairman:       Simon Oladjins
Honorary Secretary:    Rhona Bean
Honorary Treasurer:    Andy Gordon

Committee – Ordinary Members

Irena Cegar
Gorjana Grbac
Janet Hosie
Françoise Kunka
Maria Sawaryn

Annual Subscription:
£20.00 per person, £33.00 per couple, £5.00 for students.
Guests and Visitors: £5.00 per evening.

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Our Aims:
Inspired by the historic friendship between France and Scotland, the Society fosters closer ties between the two nations.
The Society’s activities concentrate on French culture in the widest sense and the influence of France on Scotland’s heritage.
There is opportunity at the meetings to converse in French and in English.

Alexander Gray Bequest:
Under its terms, the Committee can offer grants to Scots wishing to go to France to further their studies of the French language and culture.
Applications to the Secretary are invited from individuals and educational establishments

Lifts:
Members who would like a lift to go to meetings should contact one of the Office Bearers.


Aberdeen Branch Programme 2020 – 2021

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All meetings start at 7.30 pm in the Mackie Library at Albyn School, 17 – 23 Queens Road, AB15 4PB unless otherwise stated.
There may be a change in speaker due to unforeseen circumstances.

2020

Tuesday 14th January
Présentation en français par Tom Wight, Edinburgh Branch
Guillaume duc de Normandie et l’Ecosse normande

Tuesday 11th February
Présentation en français par Elizabeth Bryant, National Vice-President and Glasgow Branch
Regards sur la Normandie romane

Tuesday 10th March
Conférence en français par Geoff Hare, Edinburgh Branch
Parcs et Jardins à Paris

Tuesday 21st April     (CANCELLED)
Conférence en français par Janine Adamson, Glasgow Branch
Paris à la Belle Epoque

Tuesday 12th May       (CANCELLED)
AGM followed by conference en français par Odile Hughson, Edinburgh Branch
Personnalités Royales Françaises
NB AGM starts at 7 p.m.
Please note this meeting will be held at Total House, Tarland Road, Westhill, AB32 6JZ

Social Event         (CANCELLED)
Date and time to be arranged later

Tuesday 20th October 
Conférence en français par Janine Adamson, Glasgow Branch
Paris à la Belle Epoque
NB Virtual Meeting by Zoom, starts at 7.30pm.

Tuesday 24th November      
AGM followed by conference en français par Odile Hughson, Edinburgh Branch
Personnalités Royales Françaises
NB Virtual Meeting by Zoom, starts at 7.00pm.

Tuesday 8th December      
Quiz en français présenté par Margaret Murray suivi par apéro / bavardage
NB Virtual Meeting by Zoom, starts at 7.30pm.

Tuesday 12th January
Conférence en français par Gerry Toner, Glasgow Branch
Strasbourg – ville historique, touristique, fronalière, européenne
NB Virtual Meeting by Zoom, starts at 7.30pm.

Tuesday 9th February
Conférence en français par Marie Christine Graham, Perth Branch
La cuisine franncaise
NB Virtual Meeting by Zoom, starts at 7.30pm.
Please contact Rhona Bean to obtain link to join the meeting

Spare room / interest in French language and culture?

Do you have a spare room? Do you have an interest in French language and culture? Then get in touch!
We place French students with caring, supportive families across Aberdeenshire giving them a slice of Scottish life and helping them with their language skills. Students come for short stays of 4 to 6 nights or longer stays of up to 9 months. They come from France, Spain and all over the world, so it’s a good opportunity to meet people from other cultures.
If you are interested in welcoming a student into your home or becoming a host teacher, please call Clare on 01561 378218 or 07787 858368. For more information or to read what families and students are saying, please visit our Facebook page; website link noted below.
We look forward to hearing from you!


Useful websites:-

www.aberdeenaccueil.co.uk – for information and activities of the French ex-patriot community

www.abdn.ac.uk/languagecentre and www.abcol.ac.uk for courses in French

www.aberdeen-language-exchange.co.uk – offers opportunities to individuals to find French/English conversation partners

www.belmontfilmhouse.com – for films in French and the French film festival

www.aberdeeninvestlivevisit.co.uk/ClermontFerrand – twinning between Aberdeen and Clermont Ferrand

www.facebook.com/LanguageTravelTours – for Facebook page on welcoming foreign students and providing a spare room.

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