Upcoming events

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30
Nov
2021

Lecture by Martyn Bond: 'A Castle in Bohemia, an Austro-Japanese Count, and the Future of Europe'

30-11-2021 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Fifteen Pounds Sterling

Martyn Bond will speak about Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, better known on the Continent than in Britain. Few anywhere know that the man whom Hitler damned in Mein Kampf as a ‘cosmopolitan bastard’ travelled on a Czechoslovak diplomatic passport for twenty years between the two World Wars.

The Count was an early pioneer of European unity and played an important role in the history of Central Europe but, given his and his family’s German-Bohemian background, is still underrated in the Czech Republic. His work in the movement for a united Europe deserves to be re-evaluated.

Tickets £15 including Christmas drinks after the talk.

EVENT ORGANISED WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF THE EMBASSY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

 

 

25
Jan
2022

Lecture by Dr Philip Mansel: FRENCH CONNECTIONS: The Bourbons and Bohemia

25-01-2022 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Fifteen Pounds Sterling

'...from Louis XIV to the Princes de Rohan in Sychrov and Charles X and Chateaubriand in Prague'

Louis XIV was a life-long enemy of the Holy Roman Emperors and Kings of Bohemia, Leopold I and Charles VI. The armies of his successor Louis XV occupied Prague in 1741. Thereafter, however, the Bourbons became allies of the House of Austria. During the French Revolution the resort of Teplitz/Teplice in Bohemia became a residence of many emigrés, including Charles-Joseph, Prince de Ligne, and the Princes de Rohan.

Tickets £15 including a glass of wine.

EVENT ORGANISED WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF THE EMBASSY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC