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Aberdeen Branch

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

Aberdeen Branch Programme 2023 – 2024

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All meetings start at 7.15 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 3rd October
Présentation en français par Geoff Hare, Edinburgh Branch
Joséphine Baker au Panthéon.

Tuesday 7th November
Présentation en français par Marie-Christine Graham, Perth Branch
Charles Aznavour.

Tuesday 5th December
Quiz français et buffet pour Noël
The Garden Lounge of the Fountainhall Church at the Stocket, AB15 5NZ

Tuesday 9th January
Présentation en français par David Hartley, formerly Senior Lecturer at University of Aberdeen
Marie Stuart à la cour du roi Henri II.

Tuesday 6th February
Présentation en français par Serge Petitpré, Directeur of the French School, Albyn School, Aberdeen
Une vie à l’étranger

Tuesday 5th March
Présentation en français par Odile Hughson, Perth Branch
La Vieille Alliance entre la France et l’Ecosse 1295 – 1560

Tuesday 16th April
Speaker tba

Tuesday 14th May
AGM at 7pm followed by talk by in English by Agnes Ness, teacher of Dance History and Contextual Studies, Edinburgh
American Artists at Giverny.
Totalenergies, Total House, Tarland Green Rd, Westhill AB32 6JZ

Annual Outing May / June
Further details to be announced later.

COMMITTEE – Office Bearers
Chairman:       Simon Oladjins
Honorary Secretary:    Rhona Bean
Honorary Treasurer:    Andy Gordon

Committee – Ordinary Members
Christine Angus
Irena Cegar
Gorjana Grbac
Janet Hosie
Françoise Kunka
Maria Sawaryn

Annual Subscription:
£20.00 per person, £5.00 for students.
Visitors welcome.

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

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

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