The Cambridge University German Society was founded in 1908 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.
Giulia Bollen Gandolfo
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
- 2929.October.SundayNo events
- 3030.October.MondayOld Court, Trinity Ln, Cambridge CB2 1TL, UKhttp://germansociety.org.uk/event/dach-formal/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!
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.
- 0101.November.WednesdayNo events
- 0202.November.ThursdayNo events
On Saturday the 4th November, our friends from the Oxford German Society are inviting us and the German Societies from London for our termly exchange. The programme for the day has not been confirmed yet, but we will probably go on a city tour, attend Evensong, and go to a Formal Dinner at Christ Church (limited space).
As part of our exchange, I have organised an exclusive guided tour of the BMW MINI Plant Oxford on Friday the 3rd November. Plant Oxford is the birthplace and heart of MINI production. Hundreds of MINIs leave the plant’s assembly lines each day. As a site with 100 years of automotive manufacturing history, Plant Oxford has produced almost 3 million cars since production of the new MINI started in 2001. Website link is here.
We will get the chance to take a look behind the scenes and to find out more about how MINIs are made. The tour will be FREE to attend (an entrance fee is normally required).
The provisional schedule for our Oxford trip is as follows:
Friday 3rd November
9:30 Departure from Queen’s Road, Cambridge
13:00 MINI Plant Oxford Tour
16:00 Transfer to Oxford city centre, then free time
Saturday 4th November
Exact programme tbc
23:00 Departure from Oxford
I have booked a private coach for us for both days. The whole round trip (return journey Cambridge-Oxford including the stopover at MINI Plant) will cost £27 per person.
As we have a very limited number of tickets available, sign up details have been sent to our members via email.
Please note that you will have to arrange for your own accommodation. Perhaps you have a friend in Oxford who has a spare bed. Otherwise, there are numerous B&Bs, hotels, and Airbnb. It might also be worth asking your sister college in Oxford if they offer guest rooms. If you can’t find anything, our friends from the Oxford German Society might be able to offer some help, but nothing can be confirmed at this stage.
Don’t miss out on what promises to be a really exciting trip! 🙂
On Saturday the 4th November, our friends from the Oxford German Society are inviting us and the German Societies from London for our termly exchange. [https://www.facebook.com/events/492958227738465/] The programme for the day is as follows:
4 pm: City Tour
6 pm: Evensong in Christ Church
7.20 pm: Formal Dinner at Christ Church
Those who didn’t manage to get a formal ticket are nonetheless very welcome to join our exchange, as we will organise a separate dinner elsewhere. Please sign up for one of the free ‘participation tickets’ via Fixr [https://fixr.co/event/958152106] so that our Oxford friends can anticipate numbers.
Please note that you will have to take care of your own transport to and from Oxford.
Our membership fee is £10 (until 15th of October) and membership is lifelong. Members’ benefits include:
- Priority for our Formal Dinners
- Exclusive Member Formals
- 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!