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.
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
- 0202.February.Fridayhttp://germansociety.org.uk/event/formal-swap-with-german-and-scandinavian-societies/St Catharine's CollegeSt Catherines College, 1 Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RL, UK
Join us for a Formal Swap with the German and Scandinavian Societies at St Catharine’s College!
Catz is famous for its open three-sided court, its stunning college bar, and for being the alma mater of Sir Ian McKellen 😉
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 for tickets will be sent out by your respective society, so keep your eyes peeled!
We look forward to seeing you there!
- 0707.February.Wednesdayhttp://germansociety.org.uk/event/reading-and-panel-discussion-with-emilia-smechowski/Magdalene College21 Magdalene St, Cambridge CB3 0AG, UK
Emilka was five years old when her parents put her and her little sister in the backseat and just took off: in 1988, her family fled from Poland to West-Berlin, leaving their home, friends, and relatives behind. Only one year later, she had a new name, a new home country, a new language: she was now Emilia, a German. When her parents’ new colleagues came over for dinner, they were not served pierrogi, but tomatoes and mozzarella, and speaking Polish in public was no longer allowed. In ‘Wir Strebermigranten’ (Hanser, 2017), Emilia Smechowski tells her personal tale of the collective experience of Polish immigrants in Germany: a fascinating story of shame and fierce ambition, of liberation and self-assertion.
Emilia Smechowski (*1983 in Poland) is an author and free-lance journalist living in Berlin. In 2017, she won the German Journalist Award (Deutscher Reporterpreis) in the category freelance reporting for her profile of the German politician Paul Ziemiak.
Emilia Smechowski will read from her book ‘Wir Strebermigranten’. The reading will be in German, followed by a panel discussion with Katarzyna Lanucha and Dr Yvonne Zivkovic, and Q&A in English. The event is part of the Cambridge Online Network, an online platform for all who are involved in promoting the study of German language and culture in the UK. There will be a special introduction for pupils led by Senior Language Teaching Officer Silke Mentchen before the reading, starting at 5:15 pm. If you wish to attend the intro session and receive an info pack, please contact the event organiser Dr Marie Kolkenbrock (email@example.com) by 31 January.
The event is free, but booking is essential. If you have questions, please contact the event organiser Dr Marie Kolkenbrock (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Foto Credit: Linda Rosa Saal
*please note that this event is members only. For more information please visit the facebook pages. An email with further information will be sent out to members in due course*
The Cambridge University German Society invites members and friends to its conversation classes of Lent 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:
VENUE: Room 207 Raised Faculty Building, Sidgwick Site
The lessons are free for German Society members.
Please bring £3 per lesson if you are not a member.
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!