See 'What's On' for more information about the following lectures in the Czech Embassy, London. To book, see righthand column
Dr Katya Kocourek will give us a lecture on Thursday 27th November, 'The Velvet Revolution 25 Years on: An Émigré Perspective'.
'Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer (1689-1751) - Architect and Master Builder in 18th century Bohemia' a lecture by Caroline Cannon-Brookes, art historian, former lecturer at Leeds University on Thursday 5th February
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A charity campaigning to raise funds for the repair and conservation of the substantial legacy of historic buildings and their contents, artefacts, gardens and parks in the Czech Republic. The Friends also campaigned successfully for the establishment of the Czech National Trust in the Czech Republic.
Patrons EVA JIŘIČNÁ CBE RA and GREG HANDS MP
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The Czech Republic, situated in the heart of Europe, and comprising the historic regions of Bohemia, Moravia and Czech Silesia has a cultural legacy of international significance, with twelve UNESCO-listed sites.
This small country has the largest concentration of great houses and palaces in Europe, built by Czech Renaissance magnates and the wealthy nobility of the Habsburg Empire, while the castles that are such a dramatic feature of the landscape reflect Bohemia's power and influence in the Middle Ages.
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