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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:
£10.00 per person, £3.00 for students.
Guests and Visitors: £3.00 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

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

Aberdeen Branch Programme 2021 – 2022

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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.


Tuesday 12th October
Présentation en français par Zoom par Odile Hughson, Edinburgh Branch
Emile Zola en exile en Angleterre

Tuesday 9th November
Talk in English by Zoom by Chris Lindsay, Perth Branch
French Baroque Music

Tuesday 14th December
AGM -7pm suivé par Quiz presenté par Margaret Murray + buffet
The Garden Lounge, Midstocket Church


Tuesday 11th January
Présentation en français par Des Murphy, Editor of The Media Education Journal
La Nouvelle Vague – le ciné français

Tuesday 8th February
Talk in English by Neil McLennan, University of Aberdeen
La Fleur et le Chardon

Tuesday 8th March
Présentation en français par Tom Wight, Edinburgh Branch
La France avant la France (800BCE – 80CE)
The Garden Lounge, Midstocket Church

Tuesday 22nd March
Meet the Author, Samira Sedira (Aberdeen Branch)
French Speaker from France
The Garden Lounge, Midstocket Church

Tuesday 19th April
Présentation en français par Geoff Hare, Edinburgh Branch
Un Ecossais à New York, un Americain à Paris.
Les James Gordon Bennetts, père et fils

The Garden Lounge, Midstocket Church

Tuesday 10th May
Présentation en français par Marie-Christine Graham, Perth Branch
Paris Caché
The Garden Lounge, Midstocket Church

Social Event    
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!

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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