LAGC

     LEEDS ANGLO GERMAN CLUB

       
     

->THE CLUB

We are a multinational, non-profit-making group dedicated to sharing personal experiences and knowledge of the people, culture, traditions and language of Germany and German-speaking countries. We welcome anyone with an interest in Germany, Austria, Switzerland or the German language. We hold monthly meetings between September and June.

We feature high quality guest speakers covering a wide range of subjects with a German connection. Occasionally our own members are happy to speak. We also have a quiz night, meals out, a visit to the Leeds German Christmas Market, a Christmas Party, and a Summer Barbecue! Both German and English are spoken at all events, so no-one is left out.

We have close ties with other German groups in the Yorkshire region, including Wharfedale German Circle
We also have links with Neil McDonald, who organises Anglo-German walks: www.anglo-german-walks.com

Our meetings usually take place in Headingley, at St Columba's United Reformed Church Hall. Other venues are St Luke's Church House and, for the quiz, The New Headingley Club. Meetings start at 7:30 PM, with a standard admission charge of £3.00, which usually includes refreshments, and gives instant membership. The cost of meals out, the quiz, the Christmas Party, plus trips and vists etc. and the Barbecue will be announced nearer the times of these events.

We have a very successful Language Cafe, held at the Lawnswood Arms from 10 till 12 noon on the first Monday of the month, except for bank holidays. All standards of spoken German are accepted, from complete beginner onwards. (Click here for full details.)

The club is affiliated to The British German Association: www.britishgermanassociation.org
We are also affiliated to The Anglo-Austrian Society

ER & GE (UK) have again agreed to be an official sponsor of the club. We remain grateful for their continued support.  www.erge.co.uk

We are also pleased to announce that Haribo have sponsored the club this year.  www.haribo.com/enGB/home.html

->HISTORY

The Club was formed in Autumn 1996. Trudi Kaiser had been running her own group at Swarthmore. When Trudi retired, Dorrit Pinder was invited to take over. She stepped in and organised meetings at Swarthmore on Saturday afternoons, where she was joined by about seven others. Some of them are still members! Games and conversation evenings (sometimes hard work!) were organised and various venues/pubs etc. were tried. Weekday evenings soon replaced Saturdays. When, some eighteen months later, it was felt that different activities were needed, Dorrit began to invite speakers, St. Luke's Church House in Headingley became the regular venue, and events like the Christmas party and the summer meal (then held at The Berghof in Todmorden) were established.

The club's membership (and also the committee!) grew as time went on and, by the 2001/2002 season, larger premises were needed, resulting in a gradual move to St. Columba's and the Leeds Anglo German Club as it is today.

->OUR INVITATION

(Germany) (Austria) (Switzerland)

We cordially invite anyone with an interest in Germany, Austria, Switzerland or the German language to our events. We welcome students and ex-students of German who would like the opportunity to listen to and speak the language in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Members of other German groups are always welcome.

->PROGRAMME 2014-2015   (Click here to view)




Monday September 14th 2015

SCHROEDINGER, CHARGAFF UND PERUTZ -- DREI BEGRÜNDER EINER NEUEN WISSENSCHAFT

Dr Kersten Hall, Author and Former Research Fellow, Leeds University School of Medicine

Kersten will tell us about the connection between three Austrian scientists and Molecular Biology.

Illustrated Talk in German and English.

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Tuesday October 27th 2015

MEINE DEUTSCHLAND-ERFAHRUNGEN 1965 -- 2015

Sandra Griffiths, Former Head of Modern Languages

Sandra will include encounters and anecdotes, and her abiding memories of Germany spanning fifty years.

Illustrated Talk in German and English.

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Monday November 9th 2015

QUIZABEND

Mike Spencer, Committee Member, with Club Members David Hope and Gill Andrews, and Members of Leeds Meet-Up German Group

A new venue this year for our popular German and general knowledge quiz!

All kinds of questions, in German- and English, plus Frankfurters, Kartoffelsalat and prizes.

Come in teams of three- or four people, or just come on your own, and join in!

Enjoy a drink or two! Students most welcome!

Please contact the secretary by November 6th if you would like to come.

The New Headingley Club, 56 St. Michael's Road, Headingley, LS6 3BG

7:30 - 10:00

Wednesday November 25th 2015

EIN ABEND MIT LILI MARLEEN

Roy Watson, Committee Member

The story of the most popular song of the second world war, loved by friend- and foe alike.

Illustrated Talk in German and English, with music.

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Saturday December 5th 2015

WEIHNACHTSFEIER

A German Christmas Party, with Glühwein, good company, good food, and entertainment. A lovely, festive occasion. There will be a warm welcome for everyone!

Please contact the secretary by December 2nd if you would like to come.

The Old Stables, Back Church Lane, Adel, LS16 8DW

7:30 till late

Monday January 11th 2016

DIE NORDEIFEL UND ANDERE URLAUBSZIELE

Neil McDonald, Anglo German Walks

Neil will tell us about a walking holiday planned for 2016 in the mountains of The Northern Eifel and other recent holidays in Germany and Austria.

Illustrated Talk in German and English.

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Tuesday February 16th 2016

EINE KURZE GESCHICHTE PREUßENS

Mark Green, Honorary German Consul

Mark will delve into the history of Prussia!

Talk in German and English.

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Wednesday March 16th 2016

AGM AND REFRESHMENTS

Please join us and bring your suggestions and ideas! The business meeting will be kept short, followed by a chance to socialise and to enjoy pizza and wine.

St Luke's Church House

7:30 - 9:30

Wednesday March 23rd 2016

KINDER, KICHERN UND KURSBÜCHER

Mike Spencer, Freelance Author and Committee Member

A look at the changing face of modern language teaching, and the way in which materials are published.

Illustrated Talk in German and English

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30




This event will now take place on Wednesday 20th April.
Please see below for details.

Wednesday April 6th 2016

50TH YORKSHIRE GERMAN CIRCLES' ANNUAL DINNER

In our twentieth anniversary year, we are the hosts for this really enjoyable annual event! We will be joined by the Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wharfedale and York German Circles for an excellent meal. Good value.

An occasion not to be missed!

Sandal Farm Restaurant, Thornton, Bradord, BD13 3SS

7:30 PM for 8 PM

Monday April 11th 2016

MEISSEN USW.

Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds, Diocese of West Yorkshire and The Dales

Bishop Nick will tell us about his roles in Germany, including Meissen.

Talk in German and English.

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30



Wednesday 20th April 2016

The Yorkshire German Circles' 50th Annual Dinner, hosted by ourselves in what is our 20th year, will be held at Healds Hall Hotel, Liversedge, 7.30pm for 8pm.

We will be celebrating with friends from Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wharfedale and York. Tickets £23.50 now on sale, available, along with further details, from the Secretary.


7:30 for 8PM

Tuesday May 17th 2016

DIE MIGRATION DEUTSCHSPRACHIGER ARBEITNEHMER NACH NORDENGLAND, NACH DEM ZWEITEN WELTKRIEG

Professor Frank Finlay, Professor of German and Dean of the Arts Faculty, Leeds University

Frank will once again focus on matters of relevance to our region.

Illustrated Talk (PP) in German and English

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Wednesday June 22nd 2016

THEODOR STORM 1817 -- 1888

Lisa Humphreys, Committee Member

Lisa will talk about her favourite German author- and poet, using examples of his work, and will describe what he meant to people in the North Germany of her youth.

Illustrated Talk in German and English

St Columba's URC

7:30 - 9:30

Saturday June 25th 2016

SOMMERFEST

A special event. Watch this space!

July/August 2016

GRILLFEST BEI MAX UND SHEANA

Date and details later.

->FURTHER INFORMATION


Language Cafe/Sprachcafe/Stammtisch

The Lawnswood Arms, Otley Rd, LS16 7PH
10am till 12 noon

Monday 7th September 2015 Monday 7th March 2016            
Monday 5th October 2015 Monday 4th April 2016            
Monday 2nd November 2015 Monday 9th May 2016             
Monday 7th December 2015 Monday 6th June 2016             
Monday 4th January 2016 Monday 4th July 2016             
Monday 1st February 2016 Monday 1st August 2016             


Proposed Events


Visits to the language cafe at The Watergate Tearooms in Hebden Bridge. (Dates to be confirmed.)

Two visits to the Leeds Christkindelmarkt, in November. (Dates to be announced.)

Another informal German conversation evening, with food, at Behind The Town Hall , Great George Street. The proprietor, Martin, is German.
www.behindthetownhall.co.uk

Other possible visits include Ilkley Toy Museum, where there are some German toys, the Leeds Bierkeller and the German restaurant in Malton.




->VENUES

(St Columba's)
St Columba's URC
70 Headingley Lane
Leeds
LS6 2DH
(St Luke's)
St Luke's Church House
9 Alma Road
Otley Road
Headingley
Leeds
LS6 2AH
 
 
 

->CONTACT

For further information, and/or to request the full programme of events, please contact:

Jane Millward (Secretary)
phone: 0113 2687697
email: janemill2@yahoo.co.uk
Max Dudley (Chairman)
phone: 0113 2370389
email: yeldud34@gmail.com

Or write to the following address: 27 Turnberry Avenue, Alwoodley, Leeds, LS17 7TJ.

Last updated Tuesday 29th March at 18:40 [GMT+1]

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