The University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava organizes every year during the school holidays the Children’s University. I suggested to include the theme of Philately to the UCM Rector prof. Jozef Matúš because 2015 is the 175th Anniversary of the issue of the first world postage stamp – the one penny black – from Sir Rowland Hill with a portrait of Queen Victoria.
Mr. Vladimir Novak, Manager of the Children’s University arranged the theme about the history of the first postage stamp and its role in the communication of people to the program for sixty children under the name “How it was before the tablets?” A presentation was added by Ing. J. Brichtová, Director of the Postal Services Department in the Ministry of Transport with information about the history of the mail, postal organization and management of the posts by the Universal Postal Union – UPU.
The sixty children were very interested in this topic. So, the organizers decided to repeat the theme of philately, postage stamps and post, again at the next year Children’s University.
By Mgr. Ján Mička