This summer will see the 15th edition of the Children’s Comenius University

Comenius University in Bratislava and the Arena Theatre are getting ready for the 15th edition of the Children’s Comenius University, which is aimed at children aged from nine to fourteen years, and the 7th edition of online study. This was announced by Comenius University Rector, Professor Karol Mičieta alongside the Arena Theatre’s director, Juraj Kukura, at a press conference on 16 June 2017.

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By: CU Public Relations Office

Children’s Comenius University will commence on 6 July 2017 with a matriculation ceremony in the Comenius University Auditorium. This ceremony will include the playing of the Children’s Comenius University anthem, and the children in attendance will receive university grade books. Dame Carol Robinson from the University of Oxford will give an introductory lecture on “Why Bees Sting”. In the following two summer months of July and August, around 340 children will learn about new topics every Wednesday in the form of university lectures. A novelty in this 15th year of the event is that four of the nine featured lecturers are from abroad. This year will also see lectures by experts from Comenius University, who will tell the children such things like why medicines can be harmful, why we forget, why life takes root in unknown places and what biological invasions are, and why we are in the European Union.

As is tradition, the cycle of nine lectures will be enriched by a voluntary programme of diverse accompanying activities and workshops. The most popular activities include the army workshop, excursions, and creative workshops with the Slovak National Gallery, the Slovak National Museum, and the Slovak Philharmonic as well as the outdoor school at Planinka, the dance workshop with Miňo Kereš, and Question Time with Slovak MPs.

A new feature at the 15th Children’s Comenius University is the exclusively electronic form of application through a new and graphically attractive website, which is easy to navigate.

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