Spring programme 2021:
Until further notice, our meetings will be held online, to comply with Government Guidance concerning the present pandemic.
Our spring programme will continue on Wednesdays, on dates to be confirmed, at 19:30.
Please check this page on the Website on a regular basis for updates.
For further information, please refer to the section entitled Attendance below.
The next online event will be held on Wednesday 13th January 2021, at 7:30pm, with a lecture by Dr Paddy Waldron, genealogist extraordinaire:
“An Irish-Cypriot couple: Sir Hal Blackall and Maria Severis”.
Following the lecture, we will be able to switch on our Zoom video cameras and microphones. So have a glass of something to hand, and we can greet each other and the New Year in the Greek way: with a virtual surprise.
The event will be held on the Zoom platform only, so
please register your virtual seat in advance with this *corrected* link:
In order to achieve this, we will need to know your email address, if you wish to attend our future online meetings, which will be using the Zoom platform. Any members whose email addresses are not already registered with the Society should send them as soon as possible to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will then be emailed with an “Invitation to Register” before each meeting.
After we receive your registration, we will send you a link with log-in instructions for the meeting. The link is personal to you, as a member, and not for sharing. For a better experience, we suggest that you have downloaded the Zoom app (application) onto your device. For computers with Windows, or Mac OS, it is available via the website www.zoom.us, for Android devices from the Google Play Store, and for iOS devices from the Apple Store.
You will be able to see and hear the Chair and the speaker’s presentation. If you wish to ask the speaker a question, you should do so only by either typing it using the Chat button on the Zoom screen, or by raising your hand and waiting for your microphone to be unmuted remotely.
For these webinars, a simplified version of the event will be broadcast simultaneously on our new YouTube channel: search for the words “Irish Hellenic Society”. To view the YouTube stream, you don’t need to register or to install any software, but audience participation is very limited.
We’ll all be learning as we go along. It will help if we all give the new technology the benefit of the doubt from the outset. Our meetings will not of course be the same as in the past, but they will be perfectly safe from infection by Covid, and will also offer great new possibilities: we can all attend them from anywhere, not just at one venue in Dublin, and inclement weather is not a deterrent to attending. If we all try to get on board and contribute to the success of the new technology for our meetings, we will gradually learn about its benefits for our new world.
We wish all our members a very Safe and Happy New Year and look forward to working with you as we all adapt to our new world.
For queries, please email: email@example.com