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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Fondue Evening

Good, wine, good fondue and good spirits are what we needed for the BRA yearly fondue. The restaurant served the cheese in caquelons for 1 or 2 persons which we very much appreciated in these COVID times. Angie Meier-Jones