The Trustees of Velehrad London invite you to a
Lecture by dr. Barbara Day MBE
about Czechoslovak underground universities in the 70ties and 80ties of the last century
and their relationship with institutions in Britain.
to commemorate the
30th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution 1989
Dr. Barbara Day MBE is the author of “Velvet Philosophers “(1999). Her book presents a detailed account of the conditions in which the underground universities operated and also explains the role of Jan Hus Educational Foundation and British universities, who provided lecturers for the seminars organized by Charter 77 signatories, as well as books and materials for samizdat in Prague, Brno and Bratislava.
Dr. Day first visited Prague in mid-sixties on a study leave. After return to Britain and completing her studies, she worked at “Jan Hus Educational Foundation” where she was directly involved in preparations and briefings of visiting academics to Czechoslovakia.
She now lives again in Prague, where she writes extensively on Czech theatre, translates and teaches foreign students on “Czech Culture Programme” at the Charles University. She is a founding member of “The English College “in Prague.
Her latest book “Trial by Theatre “examines the history of the theatre in the Czechlands.
For her contribution to Czech and British cultural relations she was awarded a Commemorative Medal by Vaclav Havel in 1998, and in 2002 received an MBE.
On Saturday 9th November 2019 at 3.00pm
39 Lonsdale Rd., Barnes, London SW13 9JP
Light refreshments will follow
RSVP by 7th November to firstname.lastname@example.org