Programme 2018-2019



13th September
THE DAWNING OF A NEW AGE IN MUSIC: Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in E-flat, Opus 7. A lecture-recital by Hugh Petter, Oxford

11th October
John Warren, formerly Head of German, Oxford-Brookes University.
Preceded at 6.45 p.m. by our Annual General Meeting

8th November
ROMANCE AND REDISCOVERY: The Sunken Tale of Germelshausen
(F. Gerstaecker, 1860). Dr. Kevin Hilliard, Emeritus Lecturer in German,
Sunday Oxford

2nd December
ADVENT PARTY: Carols, Poems, Bring-and-Share Feast. 2.30 Radley Church Room, OX14 3JE


10th January
BEYOND THE NUTCRACKER: The Comic Writing of E.T.A. Hoffmann. Dr. Andrew Welburn, former Lecturer in English, New College, Oxford

7th February
JIGSAW PUZZLE EARTH: Alfred Wegener and the Story of Plate Tectonics. Dr. Ken Amor, Earth Sciences Dept. University of Oxford

7th March
LANDSCAPES OF GERMANY: Prof. Hansjörg Küster, University of Hanover

4th April
GERMAN BOOKS THAT TRAVEL: Prizes, Promotion and Prestige.
Dr. Charlotte Ryland, Dept. of German, University of Oxford

2nd May
AFTER THE DELUGE: Light, Darkness and Colour in Turner and Goethe. Dr. Jon Whiteley, Hon. Curator, Dept. of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum

30th May
LIFE IN GERMANY TODAY: Werner Sabiers, Press Corps, German Embassy, London

27th June
THE MAGNIFICENT FLORA GRAECA: A Botanical Voyage of Discovery from Vienna to the Eastern Mediterranean. Dr. Stephen Harris, Druce Curator, Herbaria, University of Oxford. Followed on Saturday 13th July by our Visit to the Oxford Botanic Garden with Dr. Stephen Harris

Unless otherwise stated, all events take place at, and by kind permission of, The Abbey Chapel, Checker Walk, Abingdon OX14 3JB on Thursdays at 7.30pm. Visitors very welcome. Refreshments. Enquiries tel. 01235 533887