Dear BCSA Members and Friends
We would like to remind you of our first event this year. Please note the amended angel of the discussion. We trust it will interest you.
Members of the public are invited to attend the following event organised by the British Czech & Slovak Association with the kind cooperation of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic
A discussion about the life and aspirations of Slovak students in Britain
Martin Hochel won second prize in the 2019 BCSA writing competition with his rather original essay on a little-covered aspect of 1989, how the Czechoslovak Ministry of the Interior of the Communist era had to adapt to the new situation. He will be interviewed about his life and aspirations as a Slovak student studying in London. Brexit or no Brexit, he is aiming high. Martin is a student of contemporary Central European history and politics, Slovak politics being his special interest.
Martin’s tutor, Dr Thomas Lorman, a teaching fellow in Modern Central European History at UCL SSEES, will conclude with his thoughts.
Martin was born in Bratislava in 1997 and as a child spent seven years in Brussels, where his father worked. After returning to Bratislava he attended a bilingual secondary school. Then he came to London to study at Birbeck College, University of London, and hopes to take his Masters in Cambridge.
Dr Thomas Lorman obtained his PhD from UCL’s School of Slavonic & East European Studies in 2001. After a nine-year spell at the University of Cincinnati he returned in 2010 to teach at the SSEES where he pays particular attention to Slovakia, Hungary and Poland.
Thursday 23 January 2020
18:30 – 21:00 (doors open at 18:15)
The Slovak Embassy, 25 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY
(nearest Underground station is Notting Hill Gate)
Light refreshments will be served
Free admission but registration is necessary for all on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-discussion-about-the-life-and-aspirations-of-slovak-students-in-britain-tickets-84530164999 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
mobile: 07710 289 410