QBP – PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATION

We had a record number of people coming to enjoy this event, many BRA Members and friends as well as two Consulates. Although the weather was not too bad, the grass was too wet, so we enjoyed being together in one of the Belvoir beautiful rooms rather than being scattered around the garden.     The Bagpipe […]

CONCERT AT THE KKL IN LUCERN

BRA Members were happy to attend this special concert at the KKL – the Lucerne Concert Hall – with three international composers and played by the City Light Symphony Orchestra. First –  “Superman – I Like Pink – I Can Fly – To the Moon” by John Towner Williams, born 1932 in the USA – […]

WALK AND TEA AT THE SELEGER MOOR GARDEN IN RIFFERSWIL

How much we enjoyed walking through this largest collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, peony and ferns  in Switzerland – also romantic lily ponds and streams with ducks and jumping frogs. We found it so beautiful, both relaxing and invigorating as it was calm and peaceful in spite of the rain. Before leaving we enjoyed tea and […]

LIMMAT WALK – LANDESMUDIUM TO FISCHERSTUBER

BRA members met outside the Landesmuseum. George was unable to come as 16 year old Labrador Gypsy, was too old to make it and sadly has now passed away as has my slightly younger Australian mix, Hester. Her last BRA photo below. Once again a Peritus member, Heikko Luoma from Finland, joined and enjoyed the […]

March – Zoom Call with Prof. Roger Cashmore CMG,FRS

The Importance of Independent Universities  … Oxford as an 800 year case study In this short talk I will give a very personal view of Oxford University and its development in the UK. Drawn from a long association with Oxford University, particularly Balliol and Brasenose Colleges, although I did begin  at St. John’s College, Cambridge. […]

February – Zoom Call with Howard Rosen

In the NE Region we had an inspiring February zoom meeting with BRA Member, Howard Rosen.   He studied law at Oxford University, came over to Switzerland as a qualified solicitor in 1983 and, in 1989, established the English law firm Howard Rosen Solicitors in Zug.  For 6 years he was President of the British Swiss Chamber of […]

CHRISTMAS LUNCH

We held our regional Christmas Lunch for BRA Members and  guests at the ‘Fork & Bottle’ restaurant which is situated south of Zürich city centre at Brunau. We were served the traditional British Christmas turkey meal with excellent fresh birds obtained from a local farm. The restaurant’s British chef offered the full range of vegetables […]

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

For many years the BRA and the RBL (Royal British Legion) have joined up at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Zurich to pay tribute to the millions who died for us in the two World Wars. There was a special Commemorative Service with a 2-minute silence and the Bugle call – first called for by […]

LIMMAT WALK

Diana Divo’s walking tour of the Limmat continues to enthuse a small group of BRA members;  today from the old Hardturm to Werd Insel and back. Once again we had good weather and great chats, and enjoyed discovering another new and of course beautiful stretch of the river we so often ignore as we drive […]

A “SCULPTURE“ WALK AND TEA

We enjoyed outdoor Tea  with Sculptor Freddie Röthlisberger at the Hotel Zurichberg.  He is greatly inspired by Celtic traditions. Although it rained  we looked at his statues in the Hotel Park Garden, listening to his explanations. Artistic innovations, intricate stone carving and fine metalworking artifacts crafted from gold, silver and precious gemstones inspired by the Celts are a major part of  European and North American museum collections. It is difficult to […]