A message from our President, General Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank
'I am delighted to be associated with the work of the Polish Heritage Society and very honoured to serve as its President. The Society's work highlights the enormous contribution which generations of Poles have made to their adopted country. Preserving and celebrating that heritage will only further strengthen the ties between Poland and the United Kingdom.
I worked closely with the Society on the project to build a memorial to the Polish Forces at the National Memorial Arboretum and saw at first hand the energy and dedication of those involved.
I encourage you to explore this website and learn about the many other projects the Society has sponsored. Do please contact us if you would like to be involved in any way'.
General The Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank GCB LVO OBE
A Debt of Dishonour is a unique documentary film dedicated Major General Sosabowski and all ranks who served in the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade Group and to their Comrades-in-Arms of the 1st British Airborne Division that fought in the ill-fated “Operation Market Garden” at Arnhem and Driel during September 1944.
The Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) organised the first United Kingdom conference of Polish Anthropology (10th November 2014).
Marek Rencki, Director of the Polish Heritage Society, is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute (FRAI), having received the Fellowship for his dissertation on Uganda in 1973.
Poland has a very prestigious Anthropology academic reputation and the following 7 Polish Professors & Leading Academic Researchers attended and spoke at the London-based conference (summary of each lecture listed below) :
The RAI is located at 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT.
The lecture rooms are limited to 40 attendants , and all 40 seats were booked within 3 days. Apart from the 7 Polish lecturing Professors, 5 Polish students (including former students) based in the UK attended the conference, whilst the remaining 35 seats were taken mainly by British academics. The conference lasted all day (10am – 5pm).