2019 BRA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND SPRING LUNCHEON

BRA’S AGM, 18 May 2019 FINANCES ON THE UPSWING!  Annual General Meetings are usually conventional procedures for most associations and the BRA’s on 18 May, in the belle époque elegance of the Hotel Schweizerhof in Berne, was no exception. There was however some good news for the many members present, but more anon. In his […]

A  special Lunch at the newly opened Education Centre

Monica Shah, a BRA Member   has just opened this Centre which upholds the British tradition of early and diverse education – education is not just schooling.    Robin Hull,  Director of the Zurich Hull School gave a comprehensive survey of all aspects of schooling in Switzerland. We enjoyed an informal buffet lunch and meeting with  […]

PIZZA & BOWLING EVENING

We started our evening by selecting our pizzas from the wide choice on offer, including gluten free and lactose free for those with food intolerances. Our group of nine was comprised mainly of BRA members, including Sandra Darra, who came all the way from Vevey to join in the fun, we also welcomed some newcomers […]

Garden visit to Waterfall Plaza

The Magnolia Grandiflora, together with all the other mature magnolias and pines, were felled during the violent storm just a few months ago, leaving many spaces but also open views across the lake. Adolf and Sheila, with their gardeners, have done an amazing job of replanting and tidying up but first the helicopters had to […]

NW Spring Luncheon

The Restaurant Rebstock in Muttenz prides itself on its french and Mediterranean market cuisine and we were definitely not disappointed with our lunch. Muttenz is a lovely village just outside of Basel, easily accessible by tram, bus and car. We had members from Aargau and Zurich attending which was lovely and made for a nice […]

INTERNATIONAL CHURCH SERVICE – Zwingli Events

We are grateful to the  Zurich Reformation Ambassador,  Protestant Minister Catherine McMillan.  Last year she led us through an afternoon on Zwingli,  who  introduced the Reformation into Switzerland.  It was a different approach to  the Reformation in Germany.  It gave rise to  a welfare state in Switzerland, laid the foundation for the UN and eventually […]

Lakeside Walk and Informal Lunch

On a chilly Sunday, on 17 March, a group of 10 BRA Members from the North East Region, plus a child and dogs met up at the Bürkliplatz, Zürich, for what has become a traditional Lakeside Walk. It was cloudy but the view of the snow-clad mountains glittering in the sun at the end of […]

Ticino Spring Lunch

We were a good number for our Ticino Spring lunch and we had a good turn out from the other side of the Gotthard, with people coming to enjoy the early spring, surrounded by magnolias and camellias already in bloom. Our famed Ticino weather came up trumps yet again and we were able to have […]