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

20 September: Private Tour of the Mansion House in London

19 October:  Oktoberfest – to be held at the Octoberfest Pub, Fulham Road, London

15 October: Lecture by Professor Peter H Wilson on the 400th anniversary of the Thirty Years War at the German Historical Institute London

11 November: 12 noon – Remembrance Day Service at Cannock Chase

12 December: Christmas Carol Service at Christuskirche Knightsbridge, London

Please monitor the above as we aim to add significantly to this list of events during the course of 2018. We intend to host a number of further speaker events on contemporary, historical and cultural topics.  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

2nd September:  Knotenztanz Workshop by Elizabeth Yorck von Wartenburg organised by BGA’s Young Members Committee

16th October:  Introduction to Parliament – talk in the House of Commons


Sporting events

Group outings to German-related cultural events



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