Promoting sporting, cultural and educational links across Europe
Wednesday 27th January. 7.30 p.m. The 43rd REA Annual General Meeting will take place on Zoom.
Thursday 11th February 7.30 p.m. An on-line lecture on Napoleon III by David King M.A., Chevalier des Palmes Académiques, Officier de l’ordre des Arts et Lettres.
Napoleon spent much of his childhood in Arenenberg, on the shores of Lake Constance, and of course lived in the château de Fontainebleau when he became emperor.
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Napoleon III died in exile in England in 1873. On a date yet to be determined David King will lead REA members on a guided tour of the Mausoleum of Napoleon III & Empress Eugenie in Farnborough. Tours usually take place at 3 p.m. on a Saturday, but the mausoleum is currently closed because of Covid 19. For further information about the mausoleum please click on the following link.
It is hoped that the reaffirmation of the twinning, which had been scheduled to take place in Richmond in June 2020, but which had to be postponed because of the coronavirus, will now take place in September 2021.
We hope that the situation will be much better next year, but if foreign travel restrictions are still in force the reaffirmation ceremony will be streamed live to Fontainebleau & Konstanz
25th-27th April 2022
The next Europakonzil will take place in Konstanz. The Konzil promotes the benefits of European co-operation & the theme for the 2022 meeting is “The Climate Emergency.”
As in 2017, Richmond will be sending a large delegation of young people to join those from Fontainebleau, Tabor, Lodi & Konstanz. Last time there were 100 young delegates from the five nations. English was the lingua franca. So successful was the Konzil in 2017 that it was nominated for two awards in Germany & won prize money totalling €1250.