Archive for August, 2012


by magda on Aug.10, 2012, under Art News

“On behalf of the RSC I should like to thank you for the contribution to
the International Year of Chemistry and to mark my election as President
of the Royal Society of Chemistry from July 2012. I am really pleased
that we have managed to inspire so many people and organisations to
celebrate the vital contribution of chemistry and chemists to our
society, both past and present, during this UN sponsored year for the
subject and I very much hope to sustain the momentum that we have built
up during my term in office.

I have asked that both portraits are added to the RSC’s collections of
chemistry related objects. They will be used, and displayed, on relevant
occasions and will play a role in the future life of the organisation. I
hope that you will feel that this is a fitting tribute to your efforts
and commitment because it is only through our ability to inspire and
motivate will the RSC advance the science that we all believe in and is
so vital to improve and sustain the quality of our lives and ensure a
sustainable future for the next generations of citizens.”
Lesley Yellowlees
Professor of Inorganic Electrochemistry
Vice Principal and Head of College of Science and Engineering
University of Edinburgh

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by magda on Aug.10, 2012, under Announcements, Art News, other stories

Ognisko Polskie (Polish Hearth Club) has served to promote Polish culture in London for 71 years and now risks being sold.

Established by the British Council on 16th July 1940 and opened by The Duke and Duchess of Kent and Lord Halifax, Foreign Secretary, it was attended by The Polish President, Mr M Raczkiewicz, the Polish Prime Minister, General Sikorski, and members of the Polish Cabinet. It has flourished over the years, being a venue for cultural and social events ranging from lectures, concerts and art exhibitions. It is a flagship of our joint cultural heritage and deserves to continue. Many Poles, including our families who suffered the hardships of World War II and the associated enforced exile, have contributed to its success over the last 71 years. The proposed sale of the building will be an immense loss and damaging to the Polish Community.

We feel that the directors of Ognisko Limited have not explored the full range of business options to make Ognisko Polskie financially viable once more.

We urge to sign this petition in support of our campaign to stop the sale of Ognisko Polskie, 55 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PN.

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by magda on Aug.09, 2012, under Art News

Ilustration /children book

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