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ABOUT

The Cambridge University German Society was founded in 1908 (or earlier) and consists of students who share a common interest in German society, culture, and history. We aim to encourage intercultural discussions by providing a platform for mutual exchange for both Germans and non-Germans. Our Society welcomes members of all nationalities. We regularly organise talks, exchanges with other societies, and social events.

See our Hall of Fame for speakers who have visited us in the past and check out our Termcard to find out more about our events!

COMMITTEE

Ran Huo

Ran Huo

President

Tobias Heuer

Tobias Heuer

President

Frederik Becher

Frederik Becher

Secretary

Adrian Patenge

Adrian Patenge

Treasurer

Sebastian Lunz

Sebastian Lunz

Social Officer

Mike Yousef

Mike Yousef

Events Officer

Verena Neufeld

Verena Neufeld

Speakers Officer

Gesa Borgeest

Gesa Borgeest

Speakers Officer

Angelika Beinert

Angelika Beinert

Membership Officer

Florian Fuchs

Florian Fuchs

Sponsorship Officer

Giulia Bollen Gandolfo

Giulia Bollen Gandolfo

IT Officer

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at the following email address: committee [at] germansociety [dot] org [dot] uk

 

TERMCARD

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  • Medienforum
    15:30-18:30
    2017.10.06

    **Please note that this event will be held in German**

    Wir laden euch herzlich ein zu unserem ersten Event im Michaelmas Term 2017! Am Freitag, den 6. Oktober, veranstalten wir ein Medienforum, das eine Plattform für Austausch und Diskussion über die Herausforderungen und Möglichkeiten hinsichtlich der Zukunft des Journalismus bieten wird. Themen wie z.B. die Rolle der Medien in Zeiten von “Fake News” und “Alternative Facts”, Pressefreiheit und Digitalisierung werden den Kern unserer Veranstaltung bilden.

    Wir freuen uns sehr über die Teilnahme folgender Experten und Spitzenvertreter der deutschen Medien: Dunja Hayali (ZDF), Julian Reichelt (Vorsitzender der Chefredaktionen der Bild), Bernd Ulrich (stellv. Chefredakteur der Zeit), Rico Grimm (Krautreporter), Prof. Michael Haller (Universität Leipzig).

    Der Ablauf unseres Symposiums ist wie folgt:

    Ab 15:15
    – Registrierung

    15:30-16:30
    – Dunja Hayali: “Sind wir die Guten? Wohin sich der Journalismus verändert”
    – Prof. Michael Haller: “Wie sollen wir uns informieren?”
    – Bernd Ulrich: “Politischer Journalismus in Zeiten politischen Umbruchs – Wie eine Branche wieder zu Kräften und ein Beruf wieder zu neuen Ehren kommt”

    16:30-17:00
    – Kaffeepause

    17:00-18:30
    – Rico Grimm: “Wie man Vertrauen im digitalen Zeitalter schafft und so ‘Alternative Facts’ bekämpft”
    – Julian Reichelt: “Entweder ‘Fake’ oder ‘News’, aber niemals ‘Fake News’”
    – Podiumsdiskussion und Q&A

    Um uns einen Überblick über die Teilnehmerzahl zu verschaffen, auch im Hinblick auf das Catering, bitten wir euch darum, euch über Eventbrite anzumelden, falls ihr kommen möchtet.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/medienforum-die-zukunft-des-journalismus-tickets-2354781214

    Dies wird zweifelsohne eine äußerst spannende und zum Nachdenken anregende Veranstaltung zu einem gerade heute sehr relevanten Thema, welches ihr auf keinen Fall verpassen solltet! Wir freuen uns auf euer zahlreiches Erscheinen!

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  • Stammtisch
    20:00-23:00
    2017.10.07

    The Committee of the German Society warmly invites you to join us for the first Stammtisch this term at the Anchor! We hope that all our new members join us that night and use this chance to get to know many other people in the German Society!

    Also, the early bird membership fee reduction ends that night – this means that at the pub you can still become a member for the reduced fee of 10 pounds which will increase to 15 pounds later on.

    We are looking forward to meeting you.

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  • Formal Swap with German and Mexican Societies
    19:00-22:00
    2017.10.12

    ***MEMBERS ONLY EVENT ***

     

    Join us for a Formal Swap with the German and Mexican Societies at Emmanuel College!

    Emma is famous for its beautiful front court, its spacious gardens (including the pond and ducks), and its lovely dining hall. The Formal Dinners are amongst the best in Cambridge!

    Don’t miss out on what promises to be a great evening and the chance to make new friends! 🙂

    More details regarding how to sign up will be sent out by your respective society, so keep your eyes peeled!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • German Conversation Class
    17:30-18:30
    2017.10.17

    The Cambridge University German Society invites members and friends to its conversation classes of Michaelmas Term.

    You will have the opportunity to practice and improve your German with DAAD Lektor Alexander Bleistein.

    Entrance level for conversation should be B1.

    Dates for lessons so far:
    17.10., 31.10., 14.11., 28.11.2017

    VENUE: Room 146 Raised Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site

    The lessons are free for German Society members.
    Please bring £3 per lesson if you are not a member.

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  • Talk with Christoph Lieben-Seutter
    17:30-19:00
    2017.10.18

    8 Pembroke St, Cambridge CB2 3QY, UK

    8 Pembroke St, Cambridge CB2 3QY, UK

    The Cambridge University German Society warmly invites to our second Speakers Event of Michaelmas Term!

    Christoph Lieben-Seutter is the General and Artistic Director of the historic Laeiszhalle and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. His responsibilities include directing the artistic content of both venues.

    Lieben-Seutter was born in Vienna in 1964. After leaving school, he worked in the computer industry for a number of years. In 1988, he was hired by Alexander Pereira as Management Assistant at the Vienna Konzerthaus, where he subsequently became Chief Operating Officer in 1991. In 1993, when Pereira left to become the Director of Zurich Opera House, Lieben-Seutter followed him as his Assistant, before being asked back to Vienna in 1996 to become Director of the Konzerthaus and the Wien Modern Festival. For the next eleven years, Lieben-Seutter was responsible for 450 events per season. He was able to engage new audience segments and helped the Vienna Konzerthaus to acquire a lasting reputation as one of the leading international organisations for classical concerts.

    In September 2007, Lieben-Seutter accepted the new position of General and Artistic Director of the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle Hamburg. He oversaw the preparations leading up to the opening of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg in January 2017. Now entering his eleventh season as General and Artistic Director of both venues, Lieben-Seutter’s contract has been extended until summer 2021. He is also a member of the board of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra.

    At our event, Lieben-Seutter will give a talk about: ‘Hamburg Reimagined: How the Elbphilharmonie Transformed the Merchant’s City into a Cultural Top Destination’

    There will also be time for questions. Please note that the event will be held in English. All welcome!

    Due to our restricted room capacity, we encourage you to arrive early in order to avoid disappointment.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Berlin Calling
    21:00-01:00
    2017.10.20-2017.10.21

    The European and German Societies invite you to join our biggest party of the year – Berlin Calling 2017! The event will take place at Baroosh where we have reserved a dance floor, a balcony and a bar area for you!

    Dresscode: BLACK

    Your ticket includes:
    – Techno Music (“Berghain”)
    – A shot reception
    – One drink of your choice, including long drinks
    – Access to the full venue: bar area, dance floor and balcony

    The ticket price is £15 for members, £17 for non-members.
    Tickets are available via the following link:

    https://joinagora.com/events/18637/?view=public#event-details

    The amount of tickets is strictly limited due to restrictions in venue size. Make sure to get yours in time!

    We are looking forward to seeing you!

     

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  • Talk with Charlotte Knobloch
    16:30-17:30
    2017.10.22

    8 Pembroke St, Cambridge CB2 3QY, UK

    8 Pembroke St, Cambridge CB2 3QY, UK

    **Please note that this event will be held in German. An English translation will be provided.**

    The Cambridge University German Society warmly invites you to our third Speaker Event of Michaelmas Term!

    Dr. h.c. Charlotte Knobloch has been President of the Israelitische Kultusgemeinde München und Oberbayern since 1985. She was Vice President from 1997 until 2006 and then President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany (Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland) from 2006 until 2010.

    Due to her outstanding commitment to the reconciliation between Jews and non-Jews in Munich, she was made an honorary citizen of Munich in 2005.

    In addition to numerous prizes and honours, she was awarded the Large Federal Cross of Merit with star (Großer Verdienstkreuz mit Stern des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) in 2010, one of the highest orders of merit available in Germany.

    The topic of her talk will be: ‘Eine persönliche Perspektive auf das jüdische Leben in Deutschland – vom Wiederaufbau 1945 bis heute – seine Herausforderungen und Gefahren’.

    There will also be time for questions.

    Due to limited space, we kindly ask you to sign up via the following link if you would like to attend:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVJOp6Cptvb__P0FSKQyerDj-OoFRaxKruGRWT0HbapYPbpA/viewform

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Please note that the event will be held in the Old Library, Pembroke College.

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  • DACH Formal
    19:00-21:00
    2017.10.30

    Old Court, Trinity Ln, Cambridge CB2 1TL, UK

    Old Court, Trinity Ln, Cambridge CB2 1TL, UK

    Our DACH Formal is back! 🙂

    The German (D), Austrian (A), and Swiss (CH) Societies warmly invite you to our annual Formal Swap!

    Our Formal Dinner will take place again in the beautiful Great Hall of Clare College, the second oldest college in Cambridge.

    More details on how to sign up will be sent out by your respective society. Tickets are very limited and usually sell out within minutes, so keep your eyes peeled!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • German Conversation Class
    17:30-18:30
    2017.10.31

    The Cambridge University German Society invites members and friends to its conversation classes of Michaelmas Term.

    You will have the opportunity to practice and improve your German with DAAD Lektor Alexander Bleistein.

    Entrance level for conversation should be B1.

    Dates for lessons so far:
    17.10., 31.10., 14.11., 28.11.2017

    VENUE: Room 146 Raised Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site

    The lessons are free for German Society members.
    Please bring £3 per lesson if you are not a member.

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MEMBERSHIP

Our membership fee is £15 and membership is lifelong. Members’ benefits include:

– Priority for our Formal Dinners

– Exclusive Member Formals

– Exclusive private dinners with our speakers

– Priority for our most successful events (including Formal Swaps, Christmas Feast, Oktoberfest, exclusive trips, Society Exchange with the German Societies in Oxford and London etc.)

– Sponsor Events

– Free film nights

– Reduced prices at our language classes

and more!

SPONSORS

BRUNCH EN BLANC

CHRISTMAS FEAST

Project Access

“Seid Ihr auf der Suche nach Ratschlägen für eine Bewerbung in Cambridge oder überlegt Ihr noch, diesen Schritt zum Studium im Ausland überhaupt zu gehen? Project Access (projectaccess.co) bietet komplett kostenloses und einfaches Mentoring genau dafür. Aktuelle deutsche Studenten beraten Euch hier und stehen Euch für alle Fragen zur Verfügung. “