BGA Future Events for your Diaries!

The BGA runs an active and diverse range of events for those involved in business, politics and the arts.  The events on this page are now bookable.  Please click on “Overview BGA Events 2018” to see what other events will be going live in due course.

 


Private Tour Deutsche Bank Art Collection – SOLD OUT

Monday 4th June at 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm

Deutsche Bank AG Reception

Winchester House, London Wall

LONDON EC2N 2DB

Following the great success of the previous tour held in 2014 we are delighted to be able to invite BGA members and friends to join us for a private guided tour and a talk about the history of the Deutsche Bank art collection, led by Victoria Mendrzyk.

For over 40 years Deutsche Bank has encouraged and supported new talent and original ideas, concentrating on works of art on paper and photography by international contemporary artists. The works of famous artists such as

Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Tony Cragg and Keith Tyson are some of the pieces which will be on view

 Deutsche Bank London reception featuring artworks by Keith Tyson and Tony Cragg

Join us for a glass of wine at 6.00 pm.  Victoria Mendrzyk will give us a brief introduction to the collection at 6.15 pm before we commence the tour.

Tickets for members: £18 per person.

Tickets for members’ guests and non-members: £28 per person.  A donation will be made to BGA’s Youthbridge Project supporting the teaching of German in schools

As numbers are strictly limited, to avoid disappointment, please click here to book your place on this private tour  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exclusive-private-tour-of-the-deutsche-bank-art-collection-tickets-44873158826

If you have friends who would like to attend this event, but who are not already members, perhaps they would like to join The BGA?  Perhaps you have not yet renewed your Membership for 2018 and would like to attend? Then click here to join or renew http://www.britishgermanassociation.org/join-now/ 

For more information on Deutsche Bank’s art collection please go the website http://art.db.com/index_en.htm


Friends of Bodleian Lecture

“Goethe à l’anglaise – singing the poet’s song in a strange land”

Lecture by Dr Derek McCulloch illustrated with

music performed by Café Mozart

Date: Friday 8 June | 6 – 7pm

Venue: Convocation House, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG Oxford with Emily Atkinson soprano, Rogers Covey-Crump tenor, Jenny Thomas flute, Ilana Cravitz violin, Ian Gammie baß viol/guitar

We are delighted to be able to let our members and friends know of an exciting event being organised by the Friends of Bodleian in the Convocation House, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG Oxford.

https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whatson/whats-on/upcoming-events/2018/june/goethe-a-anglaise

Veteran translator and music historian Dr Derek McCulloch returns to the Bodleian Library to celebrate his 80th birthday and to discuss the nature of ‘song’, its relationship between words and music, and when a ‘song’ is not a song. Above all, how should a foreign 18th-century song, for example to a text by Goethe, be performed in a new linguistic and cultural environment? With the aid of Café Mozart he gives the unequivocal answer provided by 18th-century practice – one that may come as a surprise to many.

A selection of related items from the Bodleian’s collections will be on display in the Blackwell Hall, Weston Library from 10am till 5pm on the day of the lecture, 8 June 2018.

Please note that this is not a BGA event, so please book directly with the Bodleian by clicking on the link above.   Tickets £10.

We hope that if you are in the Oxford area you will be able to go along and enjoy a wonderful concert!

 


THE BGA PARLIAMENTARY DAY LUNCHEON

with guest speaker

The Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office  

Monday 18th June 2018, House of Lords

12.00 noon for drinks on the terrace, 12.30 pm luncheon

to be held in the House of Lords

The Rt Hon David Lidington CBE, MP

The Rt Hon David Lidington CBE MP was elected Member of Parliament for Aylesbury in 1992 and has held a number of positions including Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 2003 to 2007 and Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2007 to 2010.

He served as Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) from May 2010 until July 2016 and was Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council from July 2016 to June 2017. He was Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice from June 2017 to January 2018.  Mr Lidington was appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 8 January 2018.   Mr Lidington deputises for the Prime Minister in her absence.

Join us for this special BGA Parliamentary Day Luncheon on 18th June. Ticket includes three course lunch, served on the Terrace of the House of Lords. Please note that drinks are not included in the ticket price. 

This will be a very popular event so to avoid disappointment and to benefit from the EARLY BIRD ticket prices,  please book your place(s) early by completing and returning the attached ticket application form.   All payment details can be seen on the application form. Your formal invitation(s) will be sent out to you on receipt of full payment.   Click here for application form.http://www.britishgermanassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Parliamentary-Day-2018-FINAL.pdf

Full BGA members will be given preference in the allocation of tickets forthe lunch.

If you have friends who would like to attend this event, but who are not already members, perhaps they would like to join The BGA?  Perhaps you have not yet renewed your Membership for 2018 and would like to attend? Then click here to join or renew http://www.britishgermanassociation.org/join-now/ 


 What was the Holy Roman Empire?

Discussion with Joachim Whaley, Professor of German History and Thought at the University of Cambridge

Date: Tuesday 3 July, 7 – 9 pm

Venue: University of Notre Dame in England, 1 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG

The Holy Roman Empire lasted over a thousand years. It was created by Charlemagne and destroyed by Napoleon. It was the precursor of modern Germany. It has an enduring influence on today’s Europe. Yet many people today know nothing about the empire and its history, apart perhaps from Voltaire’s jibe that it was neither Holy, Roman, nor an Empire or Pufendorf’s view that it was a ‘monster’. What was the Holy Roman Empire in fact? Where was it? How did it get its puzzling name? Why was it and is it so important?

The British-German Association is offering you the chance to find out.

Joachim Whaley is Professor of German History and Thought at the University of Cambridge. His two-volume Germany and the Holy Roman Empire 1493-1806 was widely acclaimed as the definitive academic study of the last three hundred years of the Holy Roman Empire. He has now written a short history of the entire history of the empire from 800 to 1806 for a general readership. In conversation with Peter Barnes, Vice-Chairman of the British-German Association, Professor Whaley will answer the key questions about the Holy Roman Empire. No historical or geographical knowledge is necessary to attend the discussion.

BGA Member Tickets: £12

BGA Member Under 30/Student: £5

BGA Members’ Guests and Non-Members: £15

Prices include a glass of wine/soft drink and a discount on the normal purchase price of Professor Whaley’s new book The Holy Roman Empire. A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2018).

As numbers are strictly limited, to avoid disappointment, please click here to book your ticket for this historical event. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-was-the-holy-roman-empire-tickets-46141418224

If you have friends who would like to attend this event, but who are not already members, perhaps they would like to join The BGA?  Perhaps you have not yet renewed your Membership for 2018 and would like to attend? Then click here to join or renew http://www.britishgermanassociation.org/join-now/ 

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