A small group of BRA members met at the Da Vinci Restaurant in Bern. We enjoyed the delicious pizzas and the good company and then went on the see the exhibition Gabrielle Munter at the Paul Klee Museum She was one of the founders of in the “Blaue Reiter“ movement which started in 1911 and ended […]

Tiptoe through the tulips in Morges

It’s not the quantity but the quality! Six of us – including a brand new BRA Member – tiptoed as well as we could through the magnificent display of tulips at the festival in Morges. We then had a very tasty Indian fish lunch in a restaurant overlooking the lake.   Pam Walsh OBE  

Monthly Luncheon, Conthey (VS)

It is lovely to meet for lunch each month and chat about what everyone has been doing or things that are currently in the news. The staff at the Auberge Buffet de la Gare are always very welcoming and efficient. We are served with delicious food for a reasonable price.  We have also had BRA […]


Fish, chips and mushy peas, not forgetting the malt vinegar, could you ask for anything more? We had a delightful lunch. It happened to be St. Patrick’s day so the pub was festooned with Irish hats and flags ready for their evening celebrations. Those attending the lunch were either, English, Scottish or Welsh. Not an […]


Again we were blessed with a fine day for our Garden visit over looking Lago Ceresio, the lakeside villages at the foot of Monte San Giorgio with the back drop of Monte Generoso. The BRA treasurer Peter, having made an early start, joined us from Geneva, we were also joined by four neighbours from Vico […]

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. […]

Discovering the NW Region – Olten

Well, this must have been the worst day to go out on a discovery trip. We had howling winds, rain and freezing temperatures. Despite that and our umbrellas turning inside out every five minutes we had a great time with a fascinating guide. Olten is steeped in history and our guide Mr. Frei told us […]