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Week ahead Spanish flu and Romansh cinema

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Here are some of the stories we’ll be following the week of October 7:


The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919 was one of the most devastating events in Swiss history. The deadliest wave struck in October 1918.  


Non-academic facilities can sometimes make the difference between a good and a great university experience. We compare Swiss, US and UK institutions in the small things that count like extra-curricular activities, class size and cultural acclimatisation.  


In 1918, at a time of high political instability, Switzerland made the historic decision to move to a proportional representation system at national level. Opponents saw PR as a “foreign pest”, but the move gave smaller parties a chance. Here’s how it happened. 


A fall on a hiking path or a sudden heart attack could bring your Swiss holiday to an abrupt end. How difficult is it to ensure your mortal remains reach home?  


Amur Senza Fin is the first professional feature film shot in Romansh, Switzerland’s least-spoken national language. We speak to the director and find out the hows and whys of making such a film.


What you may have missed:

Over the rainbow Swiss TV marks 50 years of colour

In the early days, hosts felt obliged to describe the vivid innovation to viewers with older TV sets.

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