Overview of Events 2018
The BGA plans to offer our Members a diverse range of events in 2018. Many events will be open only to Members. For the remaining events, Members will generally enjoy booking and pricing advantages in comparison to non-Members.
The events below are not yet bookable and are subject to change, but provide a flavour of our current plans.
17 January 2018: New Year Drinks Party in German House, Belgrave Square
Spring: Exclusive evening reception in National Army Museum
7 April: Exclusive trip to Colchester Zoo, with welcome by Director Anthony Tropeano and talk by zoo expert Anthony Sheridan
23 May: Exclusive tasting of German wines led by experts Howard Ripley
June: Parliamentary Day. A meal for BGA Members and friends in the Houses of Parliament
July: AGM and Summer Party.
Autumn: Lecture by Professor Peter H Wilson on the 400th anniversary of the Thirty Years War
November: Remembrance Day at Cannock Chase
December: Christmas Carol Service
We aim to add significantly to the above list of events during the course of 2018. We intend to host a number of further speaker events on contemporary, historical or cultural topics, and we hope to relaunch the Frank Roberts Memorial Lecture with a high-profile lecturer. We are broadening the range of organisations with which we partner to put on events. We are also exploring ways of letting our Members know about relevant events staged by third parties.
In addition to the events above, the BGA’s new Youth Committee is working on its own events programme. These events will be open to all BGA members, but may be particularly of interest to younger members. Ideas currently being explored include:
A German-speaking Stammtisch
Group outings to German-related cultural events