2 June @ 09:00 - 31 December @ 20:00
The BGA hosts an average of two events each month, online or (in normal circumstances) in-person. Our events seek to enhance public education about Germany and British-German relations and cover issues related to public policy or current affairs, as well as history and culture. Participants in our events are often the leading representatives in their field. We organise our events either independently or with selected partners. Apart from language-focused events, all our events are held in English.
Below are some of our upcoming events. Please note that this list is continually being updated with new events. Specific event details will be published closer to the time.
On 24 June, BGA members will have the opportunity to join the National Liberal Club German Circle Summer Barbecue.
On 29 June, we will be welcoming Christian Stecker and Jana Faus to a discussion on the upcoming general election in Germany. We are delighted to be co-hosting this event with the International Association for the Study of German Politics (IASGP).
On 12 July, we will be hosting our Annual General Meeting on Zoom.
At the beginning of September, we will be hosting the second event in our British-German Climate Action Event Series, which we are delighted to be organising together with the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft. This event will explore youth demands for climate action.
On 14 September, we have an event lined up with author Iain MacGregor to mark the 60th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall.
On 27 September, we will be hosting a panel discussion with Constanze Stelzenmüller and Tom Nuttall to explore the significance of the general election results in Germany.
On 6 October, we have the pleasure of welcoming Professor Tiffany Florvil to a talk about her new book, Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement.
The third event in our British-German Climate Action Event Series will take place in late October and will focus on key aspects of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which will take place in Glasgow in November.
On 12 November, we will be hosting a discussion on the future of Artificial Intelligence with Professor Antonio Krüger, CEO of the German Research Centre for AI (DFKI), and Professor Dame Wendy Hall, Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton and the UK’s first AI Skills Champion.
On 25 November, we will be welcoming Professor Alena Buyx, Chair of the German Ethics Council (Ethikrat), for a talk on the role of the Council and on how the Council addresses questions of ethics, society, science, medicine and law.
In addition, we are tentatively starting to plan in-person social events from September, such as our traditional Oktoberfest and Carols and Readings at the Christuskirche.
HE Jill Gallard CMG, British Ambassador to Germany, will take part in a BGA interview at the beginning of 2022.
Sir David Chipperfield, architect of the Neues Museum in Berlin, has also confirmed his participation at a BGA event in 2022.