Charles University CU Alumni Club

Spring 2021


Charles University Alumni Club




Dear Alumni and Alumnae,

Welcome to the spring issue of the Charles University Alumni Club Newsletter.

The spring brings a renewal of light and life: New situation, new resolutions, new challenges. We are standing at the foothill of the mountain trail that leads a steep way up. The path may be difficult to follow and takes courage to climb, but at the same time, it offers beautiful views, natural wonders, and breathtaking scenery. Life is a journey, not a destination (Ralph Waldo Emerson).

We all hope that this year, we will finally reunite with our families and friends. In the meantime, please let us offer you a few cultural and entertaining events along this journey.

On behalf of your CU Alumni Club,

Bohu and Mariana



Online Comedy by Švanda Theater

Thursday, April 15 @ 7 pm

Save the date! We are proud to invite you to the online comedy by Švanda Theatre on Thursday, April 15 @ 7 pm. The Night Before The Funeral is in Czech with English subtitles. Book your seat and enjoy the play!


Haig Utidjian's Music Sessions

Each Wednesday @ 7:30 pm

Haig Utidjian's Charles University weekly sessions on Repertoire and Interpretation will continue this spring. Haig Utidjian, Ph.D., is a professional musicologist and conductor of the Charles University Chorus and Orchestra. The sessions are held via Zoom in English and are free of charge. For access, please email us at


St. Wenceslas Rotunda in Prague

Virtual tour available

Discovered in 2003 at Prague’s Lesser Town Square, St. Wenceslas Rotunda is dated to the early 11th century. You are welcome to take a virtual tour through the St. Wenceslas Rotunda and admire its unique Romanesque tiling that remained hidden from sight for more than 725 years.


E-Resources Portal

Open Access

Searching e-resources to boost your science project? Charles University E-Resources Portal offers access to Cambridge Core, BMJ Journals, EBSCO, SAGE eBooks, JSTOR, Legal Source, Oxford E-books and Journals, Science Direct, Springer, and much more.


Bohuslav Martinů at National Theatre

Modern Classical Music

Starting this spring with astonishing works by Bohuslav Martinů, the National Theatre will kick off a project of online events followed by concerts with music by Hans Krása and a tribute to the contemporary period by Igor Stravinsky. You can find even more online events in Czech.


IForum Magazine

Online magazine

Charles University free magazine features articles on the CU pandemic conference, a think-tank on social interaction, and an interesting interview with psychiatrist Lucie Bankovská Motlová. See also the website about CU Czechpats (in Czech).


World & Culture

Museums, Opera and Nature

Home sick? Return to Carolinum at least virtually and listen to the Czech tour by professor Jan Royt.

Did you know that you can see the online exhibits in the Met, le Musée d´Orsay, the Uffizi Gallery, and the Van Gogh Museum as well as in further 4052 Museums by Google Arts and Culture?

For opera lovers: the Metropolitan Opera offers a free Nightly Stream: Live in HD series.

Last word on hidden gems: Enjoy online visits to the most beautiful national parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Machu Picchu.


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