Annual Report of the Chairman of the Anglo-Belarusian Society for 2015

2015 was a busy year for the Society. As well as the usual events of Mother Language Day, Kupallie, Kaliady and Batliejka, we organised an event in memory of Guy Picarda, a lecture by Dr Suša of the Belarusian National Library and presentations on Belarusian Nobel Prize winners. We supported a UCL conference on Grand Duchy micro-histories, the annual UCL Belarus lecture given by Per Rudling, and a book launch by Prof Arnold McMillin. We also said farewell to Fr Alexander and Count Ciechanowiecki both, in very different ways, staunch supporters of the Society. We were happy to see the Skaryna Library open to the public and construction begin on a new wooden church in the grounds of Marian House.