The introduction to this issue has been dedicated to the encounters of scientists, scholars and teachers in Prague. Many of our distinguished guests attended all the main events of the celebrations in April this year. This means that this collage of snaps, and visual record of some of the April events, will need no more than the briefest of captions.
The flag, flying at the Rudolfinum Concert Hall in Prague to announce the anniversary of Charles University. In a few minutes the Czech Philharmonic will be giving a concert in honour of the oldest university in Central Europe (5th of April 1998).
Great music-lover, CU Pro-Rector Pavel Klener (on the right) talking to Petr Eben, the composer of one of the works performed at the gala concert - the Rudolfinum on the 5th of April 1998.
One successful meeting - the great Principal Conductor of the Czech Philharmony, Vladimir Ashkenazy, a native of Gorky, reaping applause under the Czech national flag (Rudolfinum, 5th of April 1998)
The CU Rector, Karel Maly with Cardinal Miloslav Vlk honouring the memory of the founder of the university, King Charles IV, at his tomb in the crypt of the Cathedral of St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Vojtech (Prague Castle, 6th of April 1998).
An informal dialogue between the President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel, and members of the CU delegation took place after the official part of the meeting of the academic community in the Throne Hall of Prague Castle (our photo shows President Havel with the CU Rector Karel Maly (Prague Castle, 3rd of April 1998)
After Vaclav Havel, dozens of guests from all over the world signed the CU Memorial Book in the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle.
Participants in the historical section of the conference on "The Role of Universities on the Threshold of the 21st Century" - Carolinum, 3rd-6th of April 1998.