Annual report of the chairman of the Anglo-Belarusian Society for 2016

In 2016 we held an AGM, marked Mother Language Day, Kupalle, Kaliady and Batlejka, co-sponsored or otherwise supported a conference on Belarusian Studies in the twenty-first century, a symposium marking Prof. Arnold McMillin’s 75th birthday, and organised a visit to the Slovak Embassy in London to hear the Ambassador talk about Belarus in a European context. We were pleased to witness the laying of the cornerstone and later the consecration of the new wooden Uniate church next to Marian House, the Society’s traditional meeting place.