On May 19, the event will be held “Celebration of 100 Years of Independence of Georgia and the Legacy of Sir Oliver Wardro” at Sir Oliveordropi’s home in Sevenok, Great Britain.
The author and organizer of the event is Tsira Kemularia, a resident of Great Britain and Royal Dutch Shell. The project is implemented in London with the support of the Embassy of Georgia and TBC Bank. With the financial support of TBC Bank, the 100th anniversary of Georgia’s Independence, Oxford University has first published a book dedicated to Georgia based on a rich collection of wards in the Bodlean Library. The collection has been collected and distributed by the Oliver and Marjorie Wardrobe for many years, including ancient Georgian manuscripts, unique books and archival documents.
Within the framework of the conference will be a discussion that reflects both the works of warrots and other well-known European scientists in the presentation of Georgian culture and literature and the independence of Georgia. The invited guests will be hosted by Tsira Kemularia and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the United Kingdom Tamar Beruchashvili. Georgian and British scientists and writers will deliver the report.
Within the scope of the event the charity foundation was founded. The money received in the Fund will be totally used to translate literature from Georgian into English and to be published in the UK.
Sir Oliver Wardroff was the United High Commissioner of the United Kingdom in the years 1919-1921, in the South Caucasus, with his residence in Georgia and his Marjor – British scholar and translator. They studied Georgian language and English into Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani’s “Wisdom of Lies”, Georgian folk tales, Ilia Chavchavadze’s “Mindful”, St. Nino’s Life and Shota Rustaveli “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin”. Oliver and Marjor Wardroots were strong supporters of Georgia’s independence and democratic republic, which in their active activities were expressed in almost every direction. After her sister’s death, Oliver Wardrop founded the Marjorie Warford Foundation in Oxford University, whose aim was to encourage students to study Georgian language, literature and history. Since then the collection of the foundation has become more enriched and currently there are 1 454 edition editions, including 215 periodic and 73 editions.