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Alice Herz-Sommerová passed away


The Czech Embassy is deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of Mrs Alice Herz-Sommer, a renowned concert pianist and the oldest known survivor of the Holocaust, on Sunday 23 February, at the age of 110. more ►

"I would fight for freedom today, if necessary"


Mrs Nina Dobosharevich (née Vignerová), a WWII veteran, celebrated her 94 birthday. "I would fight for freedom today, if necessary," admits Mrs Dobosharevich, a Major (Ret.) of the Free Czechoslovak army which she joined in the Middle East in… more ►

Remembering Jan Palach


Deputy Ambassador Antonin Hradilek was among those who honoured the memory of Jan Palach at a ceremony organised by the Board of Trustees of Velehrad together with the Embassy of the Czech Republic on January 19, 2014. more ►

WWII veteran Colonel František Kaplan passed away


Colonel František Kaplan, a World War II Free Czechoslovak Army veteran who served in the 1st Independent Tank Brigade during the siege of Dunkerque in 1944, died on 25 December 2013 aged 92. Czech Republic Defence Minister as well as the Czech… more ►

Alice Herz-Sommerová celebrated her 110th birthday


Mrs Alice Herz-Sommerová, a renowned concert pianist and a survivor of the holocaust, is celebrating her 110th birthday on November 26. Ambassador Žantovský sent Mrs Herz-Sommerová a bouquet of flowers and his best wishes and congratulations on… more ►

Czech School without Borders Summer Reunion at the Embassy


On Sunday July 14 the Czech Embassy was delighted to host the traditional Summer party for our friends from the Czech School without Borders. The weather was just amazing so no wonder we all had much fun. Looking forward to our future meetings. more ►

English College Summer Party 2013


The traditional summer reception for friends and supporters of the English College in Prague took place at the Czech Ambassador´s Residence in Hampstead on Tuesday 18 June in the presence of H.E. Michael Zantovsky, Ambassador of the Czech… more ►

Czechs in Scotland


Czech Republic, along with other EU countries, presented their national charms at a fair held on May 9 on St Andrew Square in the heart of Edinburgh. The Europe Day was organized by the Delegation of the European Commission. more ►

Eva Jiřičná on her work


We are happy to share with you a few pictures taken during the lecture of Eva Jiřičná, which was held at the Czech Embassy on May 16. The event was organised by The Friends of Czech Historic Buildings, Gardens and Parks and the Czech Embassy. In… more ►

The Tin Ring


On Thursday May 9 the British Czech and Slovak Association in cooperation with the Czech Embassy organised an evening of theatre featuring a play based on Zdenka Fantlova´s breathtaking story The Tin Ring. At ninety years old, Zdenka Fantlová is… more ►

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