Ambassador Žantovský visited Lancashire
17.01.2011 / 15:29
Ambassador Michael Žantovský visited colleges and universities in Lancashire.
On 12 January 2011 the Ambassador Žantovský visited several schools and colleges in Lancashire. He was accompanied by Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines, who has lived in Preston for many years and is of a Czech origin. He met Czech students at the Management School, University of Lancashire to talk about studying in the UK. Later he met the dean of University of Central Lancashire in Preston, Prof Malcolm McVicar, the deputy dean Prof Angela Murphy and Prof Rod Dubrow-Marshall.
In the afternoon the Ambassador visited King Edward VI and Queen Mary School in Latham which has cooperated in student exchanges with the Grammar School of Božena Němcová in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. On the occasion a new scholarship was launched to bring students from the Hradec Králové school for long-time studies.
In the evening the Ambassador Žantovský was a guest of honour at a dinner prepared by Czech students from the Training College of Gastronomy, Prague 10 at Blackpool and the Fylde College. There is a several years partnership of the two schools, running the students‘ exchanges and training programmes in the local restaurants and hotels.
Ambassador Žantovský was interviewed by BBC radio Lancashire.
Ambassador Žantovský with Julian Wilde, former Principal of KEQMS in 1993-2002.