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.
Not all of the events are yet bookable. Our aim is generally to allow members to book tickets for events a couple of months in advance, but some events will be arranged at shorter notice.
17 January: New Year Drinks Party in German House, Belgrave Square
7 April: Exclusive trip to Colchester Zoo, with welcome by Director Anthony Tropeano and talk by zoo expert Anthony Sheridan
18 April: Exclusive evening reception in National Army Museum
25th April: Chatham House – The New Political Landscape in Germany and Austria
23 May: Exclusive tasting of German wines led by experts Howard Ripley
4 June: Visit to the Deutsche Bank Art Collection
18 June: Parliamentary Day. A meal for BGA Members and friends in the Houses of Parliament
3 July: Introduction to the Holy Roman Empire by Professor Joachim Whaley
11 July: AGM and Summer Party
18 September: Tour of the Mansion House
2 October: Lecture by Professor Peter H Wilson on the 400th anniversary of the Thirty Years War
11 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.
Young Members’ Events
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:
12 February: BGA Young Member’s Stammtisch
7 March: UK launch of “The End of Loneliness” by Benedict Wells at the Goethe-Institut London
8 May: Henning Wehn comedy show
October: Introduction to Parliament evening
Group outings to German-related cultural events