Welcome to the BGA and our website. The Association exists to promote understanding and to forge links between Britain and Germany. We have a history going back more than 50 years and today the BGA continues to play a vital role in forging relationships between our two countries.
We are currently building our membership and attract support from those involved in business, politics and the arts. I hope you will participate in some of our many activities and if you are not already a member, consider joining the BGA.
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Stephen Watson, BGA Chairman
Stephen Watson introduces the work of the BGA and welcomes you to the website.?
"A discussion by Stephen Watson, Chairman of the BGA with Simon MacDonald, British Ambassador in Berlin and Georg Boomgarden, German Ambassador in London. It covers the current state of UK-German relations, developments in the EU, the situation in Iran and a number of BGA themes, including German language teaching."
"Webcast Interview with the German Ambassador"
Stephen Watson, Chairman of the British-German Association, talks to the German Ambassador, Georg Boomgaarden, about the current economic situation, politics and the UK-German relationship.
"Sir Neville Marriner - violinist, conductor, and founder of the world-famous Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields - in interview with the BGA"
"The Germany I didn't know"
Lecture given by Professor Fritz Stern of Columbia University
Recorded at the German Embassy in London on 27 March 2008
"Diplomats in Dialogue"
The British and the German Ambassadors talk to Stephen Watson
For our Youthbridge pupils why not Click here to visit the Voyage website.
For events in and around London and a chance to meet other Germans on- and offline please visit
Please visit Germany Today to find out more about further events and news regarding Germany
We hold a number of regular events - Click here for more information.
Blow away those winter blues and welcome in the sparkling New Year.
The annual BGA New Year Reception will take place on WEDNESDAY 15th January 2014.
Watch this space for more information!...
British German Association
28th March 2014 - 1830 hours
34 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QB
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception with canapés
Cost £15 (members) £17.50 (non-members)
Please contact Sue Austin at bgalondon@btco...
Following the success of the last joint event held at Chatham House following the German elections in September 2013, the BGA and Chatham House will be joining forces again on THURSDAY 29th MAY to host a panel of distinguished commentators to discuss...
All BGA News (including Youthbridge, Region and Affiliate events) will be reported in our News Page - Click here to go to this page. More detailed news reports may appear in the relevant area of the website.
Abingdon Anglo-German Club
The AAGC has published its new Events programme for 2013. Please have a look!...
Report on BGA Network Germany Conference 12th October 2012
A. Opening session
The Chairman of Dorking & District’s TTA reports:
“The Conference was oversubscribed and approximately 80 delegates from various twinning associations, friendship/cultural clubs and local councils were present.
A FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS - by Marcus Ferrar
A FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS: A GERMAN PAST, FOR BETTER AND FOR WORSE
By Marcus Ferrar ? Published 2012
Germany seems poised to take a dominant place in Europe. Is this good or bad for the rest of us? This book, written by a British journalist connec...