The Carlsberg Bequest to the memory of Brewer J.C. Jacobsen was established in 1938 to mark the 50th anniversary of the transfer of J.C. Jacobsen’s brewery to the Carlsberg Foundation.
Lecture series, April – December
COLLABORATION WITH THE COPENHAGEN STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
From now until December the Carlsberg Bequest and the Copenhagen Students’ Association are holding a series of six Friday talks at the Carlsberg Academy. Selected professors from Copenhagen University will speak, after which refreshments of the house will be served.
New foundation, June
Carlsberg Sports Foundation is being established as part of the Carlsberg Bequest, with the aim of supporting Danish sport so that more young people have the opportunity to get active. Applications may be made for grants of up to DKK 15,000, and this year the Foundation will distribute up to a total of DKK 2 million.
Film premiere, Autumn
CITY OF BEER
Thanks to his perseverance and constant striving for ‘the perfect brew’, J.C. Jacobsen was very much the father of the Danish beer culture. He, if anyone, can be said to be the man who put Copenhagen on the map as one of the world’s ‘beer capitals’. In connection with the 200th anniversary of J.C. Jacobsen, the Carlsberg Bequest is sponsoring the production of the film ‘City of Beer’, which focuses in particular on Carlsberg and its distinctive architecture.
Open house, 2 and 3 September
THE 200th ANNIVERSARY AT THE JESUS CHURCH
The Jesus Church was built by J.C. Jacobsen’s son, Carl Jacobsen, as a mausoleum for the entire Jacobsen family, and the crypt houses the family’s sarcophagi. In collaboration with the Carlsberg Bequest, the church is commemorating the birth of J.C. Jacobsen by opening the church and crypt to the public. The fine surroundings will also be the setting for a concert as well as storytelling by the Brewer’s great-great-grandchildren. Free admission.
Award ceremonies, December
TRAVEL AND EDUCATIONAL BURSARIES
J.C. Jacobsen was a well-travelled citizen of the world, and many of his ideas and inspirations came from study trips and inspiring journeys throughout Europe. In this spirit, this year for the first time the Carlsberg Bequest will be awarding 10 travel bursaries of DKK 50,000 for 10 young people from China, Russia and Vietnam to visit Denmark. In addition, eight students within the natural sciences will each be awarded a bursary of DKK 75,000 to complete their studies.