Friday, 10 July 2020


Day thirty one of the quarantine: an experience

Prague Daily Monitor |
16 Apr 2020

It was 14:30, the sun was out and the cool breeze was blowing. I ran out of the building and felt like a tiger released into the wild! I had read that facemasks were no longer necessary when running, so it was full freedom.

How has the coronavirus pandemic affected the Czech Republic's TEFL industry? |
16 April 2020

Restrictive measures and social-distancing orders have put many English teachers out of work – hear their stories plus tips for where to find online work.

The university and "black swan" events

UniMedia |
15 April 2020

COVID-19 has forced the academic community to leave its lecture halls and classrooms empty and make the transition to distance learning. Students in the medical fields joined the front lines, others are helping as well. While such "black swan" events are rare, for Charles University it isn't the first time something like this has happened.

Day thirty of the quarantine: an experience

By Paul Lysek | Prague Daily Monitor |
15 Apr 2020

It is hardly an understatement by contending that I have had enough lock-down. Thirty days have passed and I have left our apartment area twice, my family zero. There is nobody we can legally visit. I NEED OUT!

Prymula: Summer festivals unlikely, but hotels and castles may reopen |
15 April 2020

People may be able to take some sort of summer vacation, but rules for face masks are likely to extend at least until the fall.

Katyn, Konev and the battle for memory

Radio Prague |
15 April 2020

The row over the recent removal of a statue of the Soviet Marshall Ivan Konev in Prague reminded us that the legacy of the recent past remains highly sensitive. Add to this the Russian-Polish debate over this month's 80th anniversary of the Katyn massacre and you might be forgiven for thinking that Second World War never really ended.

Week four of the quarantine: an experience

By Paul Lysek | Prague Daily Monitor |
14 Apr 2020

Week four of the lock-down included a nice four day Easter week-end to soak in. The weather was the best of the year and most of us have fallen into some sort of routine.

Prague uncovered: A British travelogue shows the city in spring 1968 |
14 April 2020

Prague can be seen in beautiful color in the spring of 1968, with actress Olinka Bérová as a guide

"Operation K" - How the Communists wiped out Czechoslovakia's monasteries in one brutal stroke

Radio Prague |
14 April 2020

70 years ago the Communist regime launched its nation-wide crackdown operation on Czechoslovakia's monasteries. Known as Akce K (Operation K), it saw the mass incarceration of more than 2,300 monks and was part of a wide reaching mission to curb the power of the Church in the country.

The genius of Santini

Radio Prague |
14 April 2020

He was a phenomenal architect and intellectual. Jan Blažej Santini Aichel left a legacy of great churches and non-sacral buildings around the Czech Republic.

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