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Current programme (monthly meetings):

  • Members' Sommerfest

Sun. 18th June 2017, 3pm in the garden at Marilyn Heron's home.

This is our chance to relax with food, drink, good conversation and light-hearted quizzes. This is for WGC members and invited guests only.

  • "Munchen, meine zweite Heimat"

Sun. 16th July 2017, 8pm in the URC Salem Hall, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale.

WGC member Carolyn Moffatt will give us an insight into life in Munich as an expat, after living and working there for over 20 years. Her talk will be in German and English using photos and video clips to illustrate Bavarian society and culture. She will also report on the political challenges facing Germany in the run-up to the federal election in Septermber.

  • "Bradford's Germans"

Sun. 13th August 2017, 8pm in the URC Salem Hall, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale.

WGC Chair, Marilyn Heron, will give a PowerPoint presentation about the Germans who came to Bradford in the 19th century, primarily as textile merchants. The talk will cover the influences they had on the city of Bradford and will also include details of some of their descendants. The talk will be entirely in German, but the PowerPoint slides are in English, so these will act as the English summary.

  • "Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz "

Sun. 17th September 2017, 8pm in the URC Salem Hall, Main Street, Burley in Wharfedale.

We welcome back Mark Green, Hon, German Consul, to give a presentation about Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, a German polymath and philosopher who occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of philosophy. Mark will, as usual, give his talk in German with English summaries.

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Current programme (student events):

These events are for foreign-language teaching assistants and other foreign students of ALL nationalities. We will chat in English at these events, so you can practise colloquial expressions!

Note that these events have now finised for the summer. Watch this space in Sept/Oct for information on future events

For all of these events, it is important to check this website the evening before, in case we have to cancel them because of bad weather.

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What else is on?

  • Reading Group:

This meets every few weeks on Wednesdays at Fleur's home in Burley in wharfedale, to read from and discuss books, short stories and other literature. The group welcomes new members.

The next meeting is on Wednesday 21st June at Fleur Speakman's house. They are reading "Es wird etwas geschehen" by Heinrich Boell. There will then be a break for the summer.

If you would like to take part in this group, please contact us for further details.

  • Sprachcafe:

Language Café at the Lawnswood Arms, Otley Road, Leeds LS16 7PH. Members of local German clubs meet for a coffee and a natter in an informal setting. It's usually on the first Monday of the month between 10am and 12noon and is a chance to speak German and/or listen to the spoken word. Just turn up!

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