Rich programme at CU to commemorate events of 1939/1989

Czechs, in a little over a week’s time, will be marking the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, which began on November 17, 1989 following a brutal crackdown against students by the communist riot police.

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Jan Velinger, 8 November 2019


Three CU scientists receive Neuron Awards

Eight scientists – three of them from Charles University – received Neuron Awards at an official ceremony at the National Museum this week.

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Jan Velinger, 7 November 2019


Join us in commemorating the events of November 17 1939/1989

Read about it and more in Special Issue of Forum Magazine.

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4 November 2019


The Apollo 11 Moon Landing – Is it time to go back? Or should we aim for Mars?

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing – Is it time to go back? Or should we aim for Mars?

Read about it and more in Forum Magazine.

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22 October 2019


New exhibition marks Wenceslas IV’s legacy

Between Two Ages is the sub-caption of a new exhibition which opened at Charles University on Wednesday, marking the reign of Czech King Wenceslas IV, on the 600th anniversary of his death, a monarch who bridged the period of prosperity under his father, Charles IV, and religious and social upheaval which followed.

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Jan Velinger, 19 September 2019


How programmers in 1980s Czechoslovakia used games to mock the regime

PCs were almost impossible to get in 1980s Czechoslovakia but microcomputers proved a different matter. As so-called micros were slowly smuggled into the country and hobby programming quickly caught on, enthusiasts soon coded all manner of computer games. Under the radar of the authorities, some subtly - and others rather daringly – mocked the socialist regime.

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Jan Velinger, 11 September 2019


Rocking the Ice: CU student Alžběta Baudyšová

The Czech Women’s Curling team ranks 10th in the world rankings and last year finished sixth in the World Championship. The Faculty of Sciences’ Alžběta Baudyšová – who is completing her degree and says she hopes to teach and work as a trainer one day – for now she also is totally focussed on getting the best results in a cool sport referred to as “Chess on Ice”

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Marcela Uhlíková, 28 August 2019


Professor Bedřich Moldan on global warming

Earlier this month, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Special Report on Climate Change and Land, mapping the state of the environment. The report focussed specifically on terrestrial ecosystems and how they are acted upon by - and at the same time contribute to - global warming.

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Jan Velinger, 23 August 2019






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