Opening of the Cultural Club

We’re excited to announce the opening of our new online Cultural Club, dedicated to exploring and celebrating the rich and fascinating culture of Poland. This club is the brainchild of Kateryna Romanenko.

Our meetings will take place online via Zoom, making it easy and convenient for anyone to join us from anywhere in the world. At each meeting, Kateryna will leading us on a journey of discovery as we delve into the many facets of Polish culture.

Whether you’re a long-time admirer of Polish culture or just curious to learn more, we invite you to join us for our upcoming meetings.

Let’s discover the wonders of Polish culture together!

So we’re announcing the first meeting of our new online Culture Club. 22.05.2023 at 18:30 (Warsaw time) we’ll explore the life and legacy of one of Poland’s greatest figures: Marie Skłodowska-Curie.

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Here are some facts about her:

  1. Skłodowska was the first person in the world to receive as many as two Nobel Prizes, in addition, she was one of two people to receive the prize in two fields – physics and chemistry.
  2. Skłodowska the first woman Nobel laureate in chemistry.
  3. She was the first woman ever to pass the entrance exam at the Sorbonne, in the department of physics and chemistry.
  4. During her studies, Sklodowska was also active in amateur theater.
  5. She was among the first women to pass a driving test, including for trucks. However, she herself preferred to get around on a bicycle.
  6. She was an extremely gifted child, able to read fluently at the age of four. She also began learning foreign languages, eventually speaking as many as five.
  7. Sklodowska drove trucks during the war that took X-ray machines to field hospitals. Had it not been for this, it would not have been possible to save so many wounded.
  8. Thirty-eight-year-old Marie Sklodowska-Curie received the chair of physics after her husband.
  9. She became the first woman professor at the Sorbonne in Paris. She gave her first professorial lecture in 1906.
  10. In 1932, she visited her homeland for the last time, attending the opening of the Radium Institute in Warsaw.

Join us online via Zoom. Together we will delve into the ground-breaking work of this pioneering scientist who won two Nobel Prizes and made countless contributions to the fields of physics and chemistry.

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in the first meeting of our Cultural Club, where we will explore the fascinating life and work of Marie Sklodowska-Curie.

We look forward to seeing you there!