British Residents’ Association of Switzerland

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Tuesday, 31 Jan 2023
We meet the last Tuesday of each month, but please phone or e-mail to be sure it is taking place. We have found a new summer venue for our Book Club. Now that the nights are lighter, we will once again be meeting at 18:00 hours. The Movenpick Hotel is near to the train station and local trams. Cost[...]
North-West Region
Thursday, 02 Feb 2023
February is a rather difficult month to arrange an outing to Milano or Como, apart from being cold, there might be snow and ice too. There are no exhibitions on either so we have decided to arrange a lunch at the Restaurant Alice. We have already been back there twice, it’s a great central place i[...]
Ticino and Grisons Region
Friday, 03 Feb 2023
Do not miss this chance to catch up with old and new friends. It has proven to be a real backbone event for the North-West Region and is well attended with always a lot to discuss! Restaurant just opposite to the Swiss railway station. Cost:  Pay for what you consume Reservations: Not required [...]
North-West Region
Wednesday, 08 Feb 2023
Meet me in front of the Landesmuseum and join me for a lovely easy stroll from the Landesmuseum to the Markthalle restaurant (about an hour). There we can have some refreshments and a chat before walking back on the other side of the Limmat. Cost: Pay for what you consume Reservations to: Diana Divo[...]
North-East Region
Wednesday, 08 Feb 2023
Sonja is happy to welcome BRA Members to join her book club, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Please feel free to share with anyone interested in a monthly book discussion in English. Books can be read in any language but the group discussion will be in English. We hope that you can join us! For m[...]
Romandie-East Region
Thursday, 09 Feb 2023
Please be at the funicular station La Coudre for 11:30 as the funicular leaves at 11.45. Cost: CHF 25.- Fondue CHF 29.- Funicular fare and fondue Reservations to: Helen Stoeckli-Evans Email: helen.stoeckli-evans@bluewin.ch or SMS to Mobile: 079 507 29 06 By Friday, 27 January 2023 please Transport: [...]
Central Region
Thursday, 09 Feb 2023
We would like to invite our NE Region members to an “Online Get-Together”. We meet on ZOOM the 2nd Thursday of each month.   If you have a computer, laptop, smartphone or iPad meeting up on zoom is quite easy. Either download the Zoom app or just click on the email link you will re[...]
North-East Region
Saturday, 11 Feb 2023
On the 11th of each month, the BRA Central Region members meet up to have a drink and a chat. We look forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new people. Please feel free to join us. Cost: Pay for what you consume. Reservations: Not required – Just turn up but it would be helpful to [...]
Central Region
Tuesday, 14 Feb 2023
The Ristorante – Pizzeria Portofino “Chez Rocco” is happy to welcome us on the second Tuesday of each month. Cost: Pay for what you consume. Menu of the day CHF 17.- (starter and main dish) You can also choose from their regular menu or enjoy one of their delicious Pizzas, coo[...]
Romandie-East Region
Thursday, 16 Feb 2023
The Ehgraben, one of Zürich’s archaeological windows, is the passage of the medieval and later houses where kitchen and latrine rubbish was thrown (even as late as the 19th century when it was collected as night soil). This is the last/only one that exists and I intend getting the key from th[...]
North-East Region
Thursday, 16 Feb 2023
The Waldenburg railway is a narrow-gauge light rail system in the canton of Basel-Land. The 13.1 kilometre single track runs from the capital of the canton to Waldenburg. The line was temporarily closed between April 2021 and December 2022 for modernisation and conversion to metre gauge. It was orig[...]
North-West Region
Saturday, 18 Feb 2023
Living around the Luzern area? Haven’t had the opportunity to meet other BRA members? Let’s meet up for a drink/coffee and get to know each other. Please let me know if you can make it so we know rough numbers (and use it as a case to reserve the sofa area) Cost: Self-paying Reservations to: Hav[...]
North-East Region
Tuesday, 21 Feb 2023
Do some shopping in the Vevey market and then come and enjoy a relaxing lunch. Limited to 10 participants. Open to BRA members only. Cost: Pay for what you consume Reservations to: Andrew Konecki Email: andrewkonecki3@gmail.com By Tuesday, 14 February 2023 please.   [...]
Romandie-East Region
Thursday, 23 Feb 2023
Join us for an online “get-together “ looking forward to longer days and spring weather! Don’t forget your drink, be it a glass of wine, mulled wine, beer or whatever your tipple is. Reservations to: Pam Walsh Email: pamela.walsh@bluewin.ch Please let me know by Tuesday, 21 February 2023 if yo[...]
Romandie-West Region
Saturday, 25 Feb 2023
For our first meeting, please bring along a book (digital or hardback) that you enjoyed reading in the past that you would like to introduce to the group. We will use this first meeting to get to know each other, find out what you enjoy reading and plan further book club meetings. Cost: Self-paying [...]
North-East Region
Sunday, 26 Feb 2023
Local Valaisanne Bakery/Tea-Room, Zenhäusern in Sierre “Chez Zen” have agreed to prepare for us a full English breakfast consisting of :- Fresh orange juice 2 slices of bacon, 2 sausages, 2 eggs, tomato (2 halves), baked beans, mushrooms, toast & butter, coffee or tea, for the price[...]
Romandie-East Region
Tuesday, 28 Feb 2023
We meet the last Tuesday of each month, but please phone or e-mail to be sure it is taking place. We have found a new summer venue for our Book Club. Now that the nights are lighter, we will once again be meeting at 18:00 hours. The Movenpick Hotel is near to the train station and local trams. Cost[...]
North-West Region
Friday, 03 Mar 2023
Do not miss this chance to catch up with old and new friends. It has proven to be a real backbone event for the North-West Region and is well attended with always a lot to discuss! Restaurant just opposite to the Swiss railway station. Cost:  Pay for what you consume Reservations: Not required [...]
North-West Region
Tuesday, 07 Mar 2023
The IRB currently hosts twelve research groups and employs 115 researchers from all over the world. Our visit would include a general presentation of the institute, a visit of the laboratories and meeting with some of the researchers. The visit would be a mixture of scientific information and a gene[...]
Ticino and Grisons Region
Wednesday, 08 Mar 2023
Sonja is happy to welcome BRA Members to join her book club, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Please feel free to share with anyone interested in a monthly book discussion in English. Books can be read in any language but the group discussion will be in English. We hope that you can join us! For m[...]
Romandie-East Region
Thursday, 09 Mar 2023
We would like to invite our NE Region members to an “Online Get-Together”. We meet on ZOOM the 2nd Thursday of each month.   If you have a computer, laptop, smartphone or iPad meeting up on zoom is quite easy. Either download the Zoom app or just click on the email link you will re[...]
North-East Region
Saturday, 11 Mar 2023
On the 11th of each month, the BRA Central Region members meet up to have a drink and a chat. We look forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new people. Please feel free to join us. Cost: Pay for what you consume. Reservations: Not required – Just turn up but it would be helpful to [...]
Central Region
Sunday, 12 Mar 2023
Meet me at Burkliplatz by the boats and walk to the restaurant, which is in the Roter Fabrik and only about an hour away. Sundays they serve delicious Rösti, as well as Vegetarian and vegan dishes. This is a good opportunity to catch up with friends and you can always walk back after lunch to work [...]
North-East Region
Tuesday, 14 Mar 2023
The Ristorante – Pizzeria Portofino “Chez Rocco” is happy to welcome us on the second Tuesday of each month. Cost: Pay for what you consume. Menu of the day CHF 17.- (starter and main dish) You can also choose from their regular menu or enjoy one of their delicious Pizzas, coo[...]
Romandie-East Region
Wednesday, 22 Mar 2023
Henry Füssli RA was a Swiss painter, draughtsman and writer on art, who spent much of his life in Britain. Many of his works, such as The Nightmare, deal with supernatural subject matter. He also illustrated Shakespeare and Milton. Meet: In the entrance hall Cost: CHF 23.- for the exhibition. Other[...]
North-East Region
Thursday, 23 Mar 2023
After lunch we will go over to the Espace Jean Tinguely and Nike de Saint Phalle, which is just a stone’s throw from the restaurant. This museum is a magical place that pays tribute to the creativity of a couple of mythical artists of the 20th century. Erected in 1900, the building originally [...]
Central Region
Thursday, 23 Mar 2023
Michael McKay is a long-standing member of the British Residents’ Association and well known to many of us, he is an independent communications and public affairs consultant, familiar across the British/Swiss/international business community, particularly in the Geneva region. In a previous life, [...]
Romandie-West Region
Sunday, 26 Mar 2023
Local Valaisanne Bakery/Tea-Room, Zenhäusern in Sierre “Chez Zen” have agreed to prepare for us a full English breakfast consisting of :- Fresh orange juice 2 slices of bacon, 2 sausages, 2 eggs, tomato (2 halves), baked beans, mushrooms, toast & butter, coffee or tea, for the price[...]
Romandie-East Region
Tuesday, 28 Mar 2023
Come and take a look at the SRF studios for radio plays, radio, TV and online formats. Since the summer of 2019, the SRF Studio Basel has been located in the Meret Oppenheim high-rise building near the SBB train station. Among other things, the culture department and the regional journal BS/BL are l[...]
North-West Region
Tuesday, 28 Mar 2023
We meet the last Tuesday of each month, but please phone or e-mail to be sure it is taking place. We have found a new summer venue for our Book Club. Now that the nights are lighter, we will once again be meeting at 18:00 hours. The Movenpick Hotel is near to the train station and local trams. Cost[...]
North-West Region
Tuesday, 11 Apr 2023
The Ristorante – Pizzeria Portofino “Chez Rocco” is happy to welcome us on the second Tuesday of each month. Cost: Pay for what you consume. Menu of the day CHF 17.- (starter and main dish) You can also choose from their regular menu or enjoy one of their delicious Pizzas, coo[...]
Romandie-East Region
Tuesday, 11 Apr 2023
On the 11th of each month, the BRA Central Region members meet up to have a drink and a chat. We look forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new people. Please feel free to join us. Cost: Pay for what you consume. Reservations: Not required – Just turn up but it would be helpful to [...]
Central Region
Wednesday, 12 Apr 2023
Sonja is happy to welcome BRA Members to join her book club, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Please feel free to share with anyone interested in a monthly book discussion in English. Books can be read in any language but the group discussion will be in English. We hope that you can join us! For m[...]
Romandie-East Region
Thursday, 20 Apr 2023
Thierry Bagneaux, maître d’hotel and Bruno Pucheu chef de cuisine invite you to sample their ‘bistronomique’ menus based on fresh, carefully selected local products. The lunch includes a starter, main course, dessert and wine. The restaurant is light and spacious with big picture [...]
Romandie-West Region
Thursday, 20 Apr 2023
After lunch at the Marktplatz (www.restaurant-marktplatz.ch) our assigned guide will take us on a discovery tour through the old parts of the City, giving us insights about the town, cathedral, its famous bay windows, textile industry and much more …… Afterwards you might want to look around the[...]
North-East Region
Tuesday, 25 Apr 2023
After the Service of Commemoration, at 10:45, there will be a reception hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Embassies. Walk to lunch at this quaint restaurant on the lake front and after, for the more energetic, a short walk along the lakefront to Corsier swimming pool and back to Vevey station[...]
Romandie-East RegionRomandie-West Region
Wednesday, 26 Apr 2023
Take the boat across to Le Bouveret either from Montreux or Vevey. Boat time to be announced. An apéro will be offered at the Hotel School and it is hoped that Dr. Anton Mosimann will be available to personally welcome us and give us an introductory talk and tour of the Collection next door to the [...]
Romandie-East Region
Thursday, 27 Apr 2023
Guido Fisogni, garage owner in Milano now retired, has amassed an incredible collection of petrol pumps and all the advertising boards, signs etc. that goes with them from the beginning of the motorcar practically. He is the proud possessor of a Guinness Book of Records diploma for having the world[...]
Ticino and Grisons Region
Thursday, 27 Apr 2023
Baden a city on the Limmet is a cultural and spa town making it a wellness destination, conference venue and shopping paradise all in one. Switzerland’s thermal springs with the highest mineral concentration bubble out at a temperature of 47°C from 18 sulphurous springs in Baden. The town has bee[...]
North-West Region
Thursday, 27 Apr 2023
This imposing building was designed by the architect Léo Chatelain and was inaugurated in 1884. It features an impressive staircase decorated by the remarkable paintings of Léo-Paul Robert (1851-1923). At the head of the staircase can be seen three beautiful stained-glass windows designed and exec[...]
Central Region
Sunday, 30 Apr 2023
Local Valaisanne Bakery/Tea-Room, Zenhäusern in Sierre “Chez Zen” have agreed to prepare for us a full English breakfast consisting of :- Fresh orange juice 2 slices of bacon, 2 sausages, 2 eggs, tomato (2 halves), baked beans, mushrooms, toast & butter, coffee or tea, for the price[...]
Romandie-East Region
Wednesday, 10 May 2023
Sonja is happy to welcome BRA Members to join her book club, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Please feel free to share with anyone interested in a monthly book discussion in English. Books can be read in any language but the group discussion will be in English. We hope that you can join us! For m[...]
Romandie-East Region
Wednesday, 14 Jun 2023
Sonja is happy to welcome BRA Members to join her book club, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Please feel free to share with anyone interested in a monthly book discussion in English. Books can be read in any language but the group discussion will be in English. We hope that you can join us! For m[...]
Romandie-East Region
Thursday, 29 Jun 2023
Save the date – More information to follow. [...]
Romandie-East Region