Highlights: Projects and Events

Projects and events

Midlands German Network Essay Competition 2017

Midlands German Network Undergraduate Essay Competition 2017

In collaboration with the Institute for German Studies (University of Birmingham) the Midlands German Network is opening its 2017 undergraduate essay competition: "Why (I) learn German". Deadline for submissions: 3 April 2017.

Ulrike Ulrich and Anja Tuckermann

Prize giving ceremony for DAAD and IMLR Writing Competition 2016/17

The third annual writing competition for German language learners, jointly organised by the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), has come to an end. Two award-winning German authors – Anja Tuckermann and Ulrike Ulrich – provided text beginnings on the topic of migration and students and young German language learners, continued writing the story in German, up to 250 words.

Career Fair 2016

German Embassy Career Fair 2016 at the London School of Economics

The German Embassy Career Fair took place on Tuesday 29 November 2016 at the LSE in London. The Fair was organised jointly by the German Embassy and the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce in an exclusive collaboration with the London School of Economics (LSE).

Launch event of SoGerman Network in Southampton

SoGerman Network launched in Southampton

A delightful night for the Think German Networks (TGN): On 21 October the SoGerman Network was launched in Southampton. Including the SoGerman Network there are now 10 TGN, which offer German language and culture opportunities across the United Kingdom.

Cardiff University German Schools' Conference

Cardiff University organises German Schools' Conference

On 7 July, 137 pupils and 11 teachers were welcomed to the Think German Wales Schools’ Conference at Cardiff University. After a welcome from Dr Monika Hennemann, Programme Director of German, pupils began their day of various activities.

Why (I) learn German

Midlands German Network Undergraduate Essay Competition Announces Winners

The Midlands German Network (MGN) has announced the winners of its undergraduate essay competition. Undergraduate students from six universities were invited to write short essays under the heading: “Why (I) learn German”.

Eddie Fenwick and Tara Kilcoyne

International Olympics in German - A competition for pupils worldwide

Every two years, secondary school students from all around the world come together in a German city to showcase their skills in German language and culture. In 2016 the event will take place in Berlin, with the United Kingdom participating for the very first time.

Actress Katja Riemann

Katja Riemann in conversation at “The Weekend” screening

German actress Katja Riemann will be present for a Q&A after a screening of the award-winning The Weekend (Das Wochenende, Nina Grosse, 2012) at King’s College London. The evening with Katja Riemann is hosted by the German Studies Screen Network (GSSN) in cooperation with the German Embassy London and the Greater London German Network.

One of the winners of the Brandenburg Gate Competition

Award Ceremony of Brandenburg Gate competition for pupils

On Thursday, 28 April 2016 Consul General Jens-Peter Voss presented prizes to the winners of the North East German Network Brandenburg Gate Competition in the presence of the Honorary Consul Jo Chexal, staff and students from Durham and Newcastle Universities, teachers from the pupils’ schools and members of their families.

Participants at the exporting roadshow event

Exporting to Germany is GREAT (Britain)

On 30 March 2016 the Goethe-Institut London and the Greater London German Network (GLGN) in collaboration with the German Embassy London boarded the "exporting roadshow truck", a marketing initiative organised by UK Trade & Investment touring the UK. The exporting truck came to London with a market focus on Germany. Regarding the trade and good export market, Germany is Britain’s second most valuable partner.

Students of St Margaret Church of England Academy (Liverpool)

Exhibition "Inventions from Germany"

"The car is a temporary phenomenon. I believe in the horse." The new invention from his country was viewed critically by Kaiser Wilhelm II., German Emperor from 1888 – 1918. Can you imagine a life without a car?

Multimedia performance "Poetic Battlefields"

Poetic Battlefields: Poetry of the First World War

The two-part multimedia performance “Poetic Battlefields” by German director Johann Reißer brings together historical and contemporary perspectives on the poetry of the First World War.

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