Moise Palace Program

“Fridays at the Moise” – Dr. Juraj Sepčić

“Fridays at the Moise” gatherings have continued on June 19th, 2020, with a lecture entitled “About Health”, and held by prof. dr. sc. Juraj Sepčić. The lecture is a part of a weekly event organized by the Centre for Lifelong Learning and the University of Rijeka.

“Health Is Silence of the Body”

Dr. Sepčić is professor emeritus at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka. His long career in working with patients and continuously studying medical science(s), enabled dr. Sepčić to introduce to us the concept of “health” through many aspects and circumstances. He began by asking – What is “health” and what does it mean to be “healthy”? Is it just the absence of disease, or does “being healthy” mean more than that? Those who visited last Friday’s lecture had the opportunity to hear about various approaches to health, as well as about the importance of an individual and a holistic approach to each person when it comes to enhancing their health.

Next Friday, on June 26th, 2020, the Moise Palace will host Tanja Blašković, an art pedagogue whose lecture entitled “From Garbage to Art” will consider the use of plastic bags as a medium for creating works of art and fashion accessories.

Thanks to Walter Salković for the photo coverage of our last Friday event and we hope to see as many interested citizens next Friday at the Moise as well.

“Fridays at the Moise”: The Role of Grandparents in Contemporary Childhood

On Friday, June 12th, 2020, the Moise Palace hosted prof. dr. sc. Jasna Krstović, who held a lecture entitled “The Role of Grandparents in Contemporary Childhood”. It was an introduction to a series of lectures for citizens in the Moise Palace in Cres, the scientific and educational center of the University of Rijeka. Prof. Krstović’s lecture, which was in part conceived as an exchange of experiences with visitors – grandparents (the so-called nonni) or those who are about to become grandparents – opened several important questions: how much has the role of grandparents changed?; how to cope in the role of grandparents?; how grandparents can help restore family balance?; and ultimately, how can one learn to be a better grandmother or a better grandfather? Prof. Krstović answered these questions from the perspective of a scientist, presenting important insights from the field of pedagogy and related sciences, but also from the personal perspective of a grandmother and a mother, sharing some of her own experiences. This last “Friday at the Moise” gathering has, just as the previous one, attracted the maximum number of visitors in accordance with the epidemiological measures proscribed.

Next Friday, June 19th, 2020 the Moise will welcome professor Juraj Sepčić, professor emeritus of the University of Rijeka and a native of Cres. His lecture, “About Health”, will consider the concept of “health” through different contexts, and relations. A complementary lecture focusing on the term “disease” is planned to take place this fall.

“Fridays at the Moise”

After the Lockdown, on Friday, June 5th, 2020 the Moise Palace Program was finally launched with an event – “Fridays at the Moise”, opening the Moise Palace to citizens of Cres and their guests. The first lecture, entitled “The Poetics and the Poeticness of Physics – To See the World in a Grain of Sand” was held by prof. dr. sc. Rajka Jurdana Šepić, University of Rijeka, Department for Physics. For last Friday’s Moise visitors, prof. Jurdana Šepić uncovered what is poetic in physics and science in general, as well as having explained why science and art are more akin than is usually considered. During the evening, prof. Jurdana Šepić, who enjoys and also writes poetry in the Croatian language and in Čakavian dialect, also held a poetic performance entitled “Star Verses and Space Landscapes”. The event was attended by the maximum number of visitors, given the prescribed epidemiological measures.

“Fridays at the Moise” is a program dedicated to the citizens of Cres, Lošinj, and everyone who is able to attend lectures and activities related to various topics whose common denominator is based on a scientific way of thinking and concluding. The contents of the planned programs are intended for all age groups and professions.



The academic activities for citizens at the Moise Palace will, for now, take place every Friday, and the upcoming lectures will bring topics from the fields of pedagogy, medicine, biotechnology, as well as those from the field of art.

“Fridays at the Moise” continues next Friday, June 12th, 2020, with a lecture on “The Role of Grandparents in Modern Childhood”, which will be held by dr. sc. Jasna Krstović.