Sunday, 27 February 2011

"Jammin" Jamaica Day a Hit!

Yesterday's event was a great success. We packed room 104 with 25-30 participants who all enjoyed a bit of island spirit.  The guests were university and secondary school students and teachers, from various institutions,  from fields as diverse as history, theology, law, Japanese studies, language teaching, (English, German and French) and even medicine.
The presentations gave insight on the musical, linguistic, cultural/spiritual tradition and the relevancy of Jamaica's heritage. For the detailed program see below
I would like to again say thank you to the sponsors of the event (MM Pub. ELT Hun., OUP, CUP), who added colour, materials and flavour to the event. And to our patron the Honourary Consul for Jamaica.
I am also indebted to some former students, Gabor, Kristof, David, and Jozsi who came and helped with the food, decorations, IT, and so many other little but crucial things.

And thank you to the presenters who made it all so very enriching!

Here are some comments from participants:
"Fabulous event - great variety of sessions, very colourful, great balloons and rum and nibbles.  Good venue - very thought provoking, good topic" - Mark
"I was happy to be here, it was really interesting. Tasting Jamaica was the best idea, I think." - Zoltan
`The organization was fantastic!!! I was really amazed how many details I learned today about Jamaica." Andrea
"Wonderful, positive, relaxing, super-duper... let's have more of such events" Gyorgy
"Very interesting, instructive, a sphere I wouldn't have got to know otherwise"  Maggie
"Further motivation to learn more about Caribbean and other worlds" Tamas

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