Makeup at the starting line, mud at the finish

Author : Jitka Jiřičková
Photo: Miloš Lubas
Sunday, 03 January 2021 15:41

In her third year at the Faculty of Education, Tereza Neumanová is a woman of contrasts: someone who lives for the bike but also hopes to teach one day. Who has no qualms about grinding through the mud but carefully applies makeup before every race.

I live for hockey but it’s important to have a backup plan

Photo: Jiří Novák, Ronald Hansel
Thursday, 10 September 2020 19:45

CU student and Slavia Prague hockey player Jaroslav Brož had never had such a long break: not until the outbreak of Covid-19. As the country locked down in March, no one knew what would come next.

Lenka Štěrbová began swimming when she was four; 12 years later, she became the youngest Czech to swim the English Channel. Today, she dreams of taking on the Channel again but just a little later in her sports career. This time there and back.

Kubová: the pandemic prolonged my swimming career

Photo: Jiří Novák
Thursday, 13 August 2020 16:51

Originally, Charles University’s Simona Kubová had hoped to be competing this summer for her first Olympic medal in Tokyo. The coronavirus pandemic, however, saw an end to that.

At the top of her game: field hockey and medicine

Photo: René Volfík, archiv Lucie Ledvinové
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 21:01

Originally, she wanted to be a ballerina but 24-year-old Lucie Ledvinová, a fifth-year student at CU’s First Faculty of Medicine, choose field hockey cleats over pointe shoes. Ledvinová, who is with the top flight club SK Slavia Prague, has been playing the game since she was a pre-schooler.

“The response by volunteers to our online initiative was immediate”

Photo: Shutterstock, Archive of David Kulišiak
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 14:00

Students at Charles University’s medical faculties wasted little time pooling their strengths in the face of the emerging crisis.

From students on the front lines to pilots delivering medical supplies

Photo: Charles University, PragueVolunteering, pilotilidem archives
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 14:00

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out large numbers of volunteers across the country, offering help in a time of unprecedented crisis.

Reviving Sark Norman

Photo: Shutterstock, Martin Neudörfl’s personal archive
Monday, 27 January 2020 16:45

The Channel Islands are located in the English Channel and what is special about them is that most have retained their original Norman language.

Fighting Talk: Kickboxer Terezka Cvingerová

Photo: René Volfík, archive of Terezka Cvingerová
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 17:16

Kickboxer Terezka Cvingerová made headlines when she won gold and bronze medals at the first-ever European Universities Combat Championships in Zagreb, Croatia. Cvingerová won the gold in the LC 65+ category edging Croatian Elizabeta Crnković on home turf.

Rocking the Ice: CU student Alžběta Baudyšová

Photo: Stephen Fisher, Jeffrey Au, Štěpán Mikuda, Kamila Kohoutová
Wednesday, 28 August 2019 13:31

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”

What having a genius IQ means for CU student Radek Pileček

Photo: Vladimír Šigut
Wednesday, 24 July 2019 13:51

He is a student at the Faculty of Science’s Department of Geography and is extremely intelligent. As in off the charts: an IQ of 160+. Radek Pileček. A young man known for having cast doubt on elections results and who came in second in the ‘Smartest Czech’ competition.

My Erasmus Experience

Author : Molly Fergus
Friday, 07 June 2019 17:27

What led me to Charles University as an Erasmus student was geography. But not only as my discipline of study, but the characteristics of the city it was located within.



Masopust Celebrations

Author : Molly Fergus
Monday, 03 June 2019 14:54

The commencement of Lent is marked in various ways across the globe: Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, and more locally, the Czech festival of ‘Masopust’. Dating back to the 13th century, the celebration of Masopust, a meat feast before fasting (the name literally means giving up meat), traditionally symbolises the departure of winter and the beckons the arrival of spring.

Students’ perspectives on Brexit

Author : Molly Fergus
Photo: Shutterstock
Monday, 03 June 2019 14:54

Since its foundation in 1987, over 200,000 British students have studied or worked in Europe under the Erasmus exchange programme. The United Kingdom has also proven to be one of the most popular destinations for Erasmus students, receiving 31,727 students and trainees in 2016/17.

The World According to LARP

Monday, 03 June 2019 14:54

David František Wagner on the popularity of the live-action hobby and (occasional) art form

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