COMMITTEE – Office Bearers
Honorary Secretary: Rhona Bean
Honorary Treasurer: Andy Gordon
Committee – Ordinary Members
£20.00 per person, £33.00 per couple, £5.00 for students.
Guests and Visitors: £5.00 per evening.
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
Members who would like a lift to go to meetings should contact one of the Office Bearers.
Aberdeen Branch Programme 2018 – 2019
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.
Tuesday 9th October
Présentation en français par Marie-Christine Graham, Perth Branch
Châteaux de la Loire
suivi par buffet
Tuesday 13th November
Talk in English by John Cooper, Edinburgh Branch
Autocracy and Democracy, Centralism & Individualism – a French Enigma
Tuesday 4th December
Quiz en français présenté par Margaret Murray suivi par buffet
Please note this meeting will be held in the Garden Lounge, Midstocket Church, Harcourt Road
Tuesday 8th January
Talk in English presented by Neil Maclennan, University of Aberdeen
War Poet, Wilfred Owen’s Franco-Scottish Influences
Tuesday 19th February
Talk in English/French by Vee Walker (Inverness Branch) & Richard Kausch based on her novel
Major Tom’s War
Tuesday 12th March
Conférence en français par Elizabeth Bryant, National Vice-President
Tuesday 16th April
Conférence en français par Colin Browning, Glasgow Branch
Sir Marc Brunel, Ingénieur Civil
Tuesday 14th May
AGM followed by conférence en français par Tom Wight, National Treasurer
Thomas Blaikie, un paysagiste en France pendant la Révolution Française
NB AGM starts at 7 p.m. Venue TBC
Date and time to be arranged later
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!
www.aberdeenaccueil.co.uk – for information and activities of the French ex-patriot community
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.