Talk by Eeva Lennon
January 24, 2019
Eeva Lennon has worked as a foreign correspondent for more than half a century. She started her career in Paris in the 1960’s, where she reported for Yleisradio and Uusi Suomi. This was the time of de Gaulle’s presidency, his two vetoes against Britain joining the EEC, the student protests of 1968 and violence connected with the aftermath of the Algerian war. In the early 1970’s Eeva moved to London. She continued working as a correspondent for Yleisradio but also contributed to the social democratic newspaper, Demari, and other journals. Her memoirs were published in October under the title Eeva Lennon, Lontoo. Her book is almost 400 pages long, so there is much for her to choose from. In addition to her experiences in Paris and London, she will she will also talk about her childhood in Finland during the war.
The meeting will be held at St Giles International, 154 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5JX at 6.30 for 7.00pm. Members should contact the Hon. Secretary in the usual way. Non-members who would like to attend should contact him using the Contact Form on this website.
Talk by Col. Pasi Saarikoski and tea at the RAF Club
March 5, 2019
2018 marked the centenary of the Royal Air Force and also that of the Finnish defence Forces. We are marking both these centenaries (albeit a little late, but what is 9 weeks out of a 100 years?) with an afternoon visit to the Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly. There will be tea after which Col. Pasi Saarikoski, the Defence Attache at the Finnish Embassy, will look back at the history and achievements of the Finnish Defence Forces over the last 100 years. This event is limited to members only.
Annual General Meeting a Europe House
Mar 27 - Mar 5, 2019
This year our AGM will be held at the Offices of the European Commission Representation in London, 32 Smith Square, SWI. Formal Notice of the Meeting will be sent to members nearer to the date.