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30 Oct 2017 18:30 - 20:30

BCSA/LSESU Bridging the generations - integrating in 20th century Britain

Don't miss the chance to listen to some extraordinary stories and compare them with your own experience of moving to and settling in the UK. The aim of this event is to exchange experiences between Czechs and Slovaks who came to Britain in the 20th century and today's students at London universities. A contribution from those who chose to settle here more recently is also welcome. Various generations experienced different challenges, reflecting the time of their arrival and in many cases adapting their skills to suit the prevailing circumstances. Today it is hard to imagine the difficulties of migrating to Britain from a communist regime, they should not be forgotten. What were the reasons for leaving their country? Was it difficult to find work? How easy was it to integrate into society compared with today?

Speakers include:

Karel Sling - son of Otto Sling (1912-1952) who signed Charter 77 and emigrated in the 1980s.
Eduard Strouhal who came to London as a student in 1948.
Professor Gerta Vrbova, a Slovak survivor of the holocaust, who in 1958 escaped with her two children across the Polish Czechoslovak border.
Dr Jana Buresova, who arrived in Britain in 1952, aged two,  from a DP camp in Germany.

Monday 30 October 18.30 -20.30
Slovak Embassy, 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY
Please note that the Embassy doors do not open until 6.15pm.

Admission £10.00, free for BCSA members and registered students.

Booking essential via Eventbrite or by email to bcsa@bcsa.co.uk




Slovak Embassy, 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY


30 Oct 2017 18:30 - 20:30



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