Ernest Bevin and the founding of the German Federal Republic

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July 2020

Pathways to a Green Recovery

2 July @ 09:30 - 11:00

The BGA warmly invites you to attend an online event hosted by the German Embassy and organised jointly by the German and French embassies and the Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom, in cooperation with the British Government and E3G. The COVID-19 crisis has posed unprecedented challenges to economies around the globe. It has profoundly disrupted daily lives, communities and the global economy and requires an unparalleled response. If anything, COVID-19 has once again highlighted the need…

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Register now – AGM 2020

6 July @ 18:30 - 19:30

The BGA's Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 6 July at 6:30pm online. At the AGM, we will be reporting on the activities of the Association and sharing details of our plans for the year ahead. We will be electing the Officers and Executive Committee members for the coming year. It is also an opportunity for you to ask questions. Please register in order to join. Registration closes at 11 pm UK time on Sunday 5 July. We…

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Beethoven: Classic or Contrarian?

30 July @ 18:00 - 19:00

Beethoven: Classic or Contrarian? How should Beethoven be celebrated in the 21st century? This year marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. Join the BGA on Zoom on Thursday 30 July at 6pm BST to mark this special occasion together with the Royal College of Music! How far does Beethoven’s work reflect the Viennese classical tradition, and how far does it challenge established norms? How should the composer be celebrated in the 21st century? Malte Boecker…

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September 2020

Does Germany do it Better? John Kampfner in conversation with Prof Rüdiger Görner

8 September @ 18:30 - 19:30

Does Germany do it Better? Award-winning author, commentator, broadcaster and cultural leader John Kampfner will be talking to the BGA about his new book, Why the Germans do it Better (out on 27 August). John began his journalistic career as a foreign correspondent with the Daily Telegraph, first in East Berlin where he reported on the fall of the Wall and unification of Germany, and then in Moscow at the time of the collapse of Soviet Communism. He went on to become Chief Political…

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Ernest Bevin and the founding of the German Federal Republic

16 September @ 18:30 - 19:30

Ernest Bevin and the founding of the German Federal Republic Ernest Bevin was the towering Foreign Secretary of the postwar Labour Government. In this event hosted by the BGA and the German History Society, Lord Adonis, himself a former Labour Cabinet Minister, debates Bevin‘s enduring influence on modern Germany with fellow Bevin expert Professor Anne Deighton. Lord Adonis is a Labour peer and formerly Secretary of State for Transport, Minister for Schools, Head of the No.10 Policy Unit, and senior No.…

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