Looking for good company? The German Cambridge Society is THE place to meet for Cambridge alumni in Germany. The Society is open for all alumni, those who have returned to Germany as well as those who are staying here abroad.
Please take a look at our website, see what the Society is about, and what it can offer you.
[update] Oxford & Cambridge Dining Club Berlin, Christmas Dinner
the available capacity of the restaurant has been reached. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any more reservations for this year's Christmas dinner.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope to see you again next year.
Oxford & Cambridge Dining Club Berlin, Christmas Dinner
we kindly invite you to attend this year's Christmas Dinner of the Oxford & Cambridge Dining Club Berlin. It will be held at Maximilians Berlin, Friedrichstraße 185-190 10117 Berlin-Mitte on Tuesday, December 13, starting 7pm.
Please register with email@example.com by December 11. Please be so kind and state your full name as well as the names of all your guests.
There is no participation fee but you need to pay for your food yourselves.
AGM 2016 in Berlin
we kindly invite you to attend this year's Annual General Meeting in Berlin from October 7-9. You can download a PDF version of the invitation and the full programme here.
Please register with firstname.lastname@example.org by September 23. Please be so kind and state your full name as well as the names of all your guests.
The participation fee is 135 EUR per person. All participants (both members and guests) must have paid the participation fee prior to their attendance of the AGM. The deadline for payment is September 30.
Please indicate also if you wish to attend the dinner on Friday, Oct. 7 (Restaurant "Red") and the lunch on Saturday, Oct. 8 (Restaurant "Neni") - see the attached document for details. Both events are organized on an individual-pay basis, yet we have to make binding reservations.
Should you have any questions regarding the AGM, please contact our Secretary: email@example.com.
2016 Grants for Summer School in Germany awarded
EVENT: Talk about Anglo-German Relations by Cambridge Scholar Dr Matthias Häussler
What's the event about?Dr Häussler will talk about Helmut Schmidt's diplomacy with Britain, which of course is always also about Britain's relationship with Europe, so I think it could be quite cathartic to look at how another generation managed this problem. Dr Häussler "questions Schmidt's narrative of a gradual worsening of bilateral relations, arguing instead that Schmidt's chancellorship actually saw an extraordinary degree of Anglo-German cooperation outside formal EC structures." If you would like to know more about Matthias Häussler, please visit his Cambridge website: http://firstname.lastname@example.org. The talk will be followed by a organ recital and a dinner (see details below).
Where and when does it take place?
- Date: April 10
- Reception: 14:00; Paul Gerhardt Church, Weseler Straße 6, 10318 Berlin-Karlshorst
- Talk: 15:00; Paul Gerhardt Church /community room, Weseler Straße 6, 10318 Berlin-Karlshorst
- Concert: 16:45; Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Berlin Karlshorst, Weseler Straße 6, 10318 Berlin
- Dinner: 18:15; Italian Restaurant "Gino," Rheinsteinstraße 1, 10318 Berlin
How much does it cost?The participation fee for the talk and the concert is 10 Euros, payable to Jack Day (organiser of the event). The dinner is organized on an individual pay basis.
Who can come?All members and friends of the GCS are invited. We also welcome our friends from the Ivy Circle Germany - please join us! Although the event is closed to the general public you are more than welcome to bring your partner or a good friend along.
How do I register?If you would like to register for this event, please send an email to the organiser Jack Day (Magdalene 2001; email@example.com) or register via Doodle (http://doodle.com/poll/s8e68xkypngwrc3z). Please register by April 3 and state how many guests you would like to bring along.
EVENT: First Berlin Lunch 2016
Happy New Year to all of you!
Let's start 2016 with another Berlin Lunch. We'd like to discuss our plans for this year, hear your suggestions for events & activities, and would be happy to meet some new alumni as well.
Please register at communications[at]german-cambridge-society.org by January 14 (Thursday) if you will manage to attend.
- Date & time: Friday, 15 January, 12:30
- Place: "Diekmann” Restauration & Kolonialwaren GbR, Meinekestraße 7, 10719 Berlin
- Food: The Diekmann has a business lunch for 13.50€.
- URL: www.diekmann-restaurants.d
EVENT: Joint Oxbridge Christmas Dinner, Dec. 10, Berlin
the GCS cordially invites you to a special Christmas Dinner with Oxford and Cambridge alumni in Berlin. Historical and on-going rivalries aside, we thought it'd be nice to finally bring together in our wonderful capital Oxford and Cambridge alumni. We hope to establish this dinner as a good tradition from now on, but other Oxbridge events are also in the works (e.g. Boat Race Party).
We all meet for a reception at Reformationskirche in Moabit, where Cambridge alumnus Jack Day will perform an organ recital. We have done something similar two years ago, albeit Jack was performing in a cinema! The event was a success that we hope to repeat this year.
Dinner will be served at the restaurant Pignut BBQ in the Arminiusmarkthalle. As you can tell from the name of the restaurant, it may not be a vegan's paradise. So, please indicate your dietary requirements when you register. The musical performance and the good company is on us, but you are kindly asked to pay for your dinner (15-20€).
Please register with firstname.lastname@example.org by December 3.
For more information, please have a look at our flyer.
We look forward to a joyful evening in good company!
UPDATE: Offizielle Einladung zum AGM 2015 in Leipzig
wir laden Sie hiermit herzlich zum diesjährigen Annual General Meeting (AGM) vom 09. bis zum 11. Oktober nach Leipzig ein. Wir bitten Sie, sich und Ihre Gäste bis zum 4. September bei dem Organisator des AGM, Herrn Carsten Kuhnert, anzumelden: email@example.com
Das AGM ist die wichtigste Veranstaltung unserer Society, da hier Mitglieder aus ganz Deutschland zusammenkommen und gemeinsam die in Cambridge erfahrenen Werte leben, spannende Themen mit anerkannten Experten beim dies academicus diskutieren und bei der Hauptversammlung konstruktive Kritik äußern und gemeinsam die Zukunft der Society gestalten können.
Der Kostenbeitrag bleibt mit 135 Euro pro Person auf dem Niveau der Vorjahre und deckt mit Ausnahme der Mittagessen eigentlich alle Programmpunkte ab (siehe Programmübersicht). Auf die Reservierung von Hotelzimmern im Namen der Society haben wir dieses Jahr bewusst verzichtet, da dieses Angebot in den Vorjahren nicht oder nur sehr selten genutzt wurde.
Der dies academicus am Freitag findet in Kooperation mit der Universität Leipzig statt. Das Thema ist „University in transition – Finding a balance between education and commerce.” Die Liste der Referenten ist äußerst hochkarätig und verspricht höchst informative Präsentationen sowie eine äußerst spannende Diskussionsrunde (siehe Programmübersicht).
Das diesjährige Rahmenprogramm ist besonders vielfältig, so besuchen wir u.a. die Kustodie der Universität Leipzig, das Museum der bildenden Künste, das Stasi-Museum in der „Runden Ecke“ sowie das Panometer. All diese Programmpunkte sind durch den Teilnehmerkostenbeitrag abgedeckt (siehe Programmübersicht).
Wir freuen uns also auf ein schönes, gemeinsames Wochenende in Leipzig und hoffen, Sie zum AGM begrüßen zu dürfen. Selbstverständlich können Mitglieder Gäste mitbringen, jedoch bitten wir um vorherige Anmeldung und Entrichtung des Kostenbeitrags. Sollten Sie noch Fragen zum AGM haben, so können Sie sich direkt an den Organisator Herrn Kuhnert wenden: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ihr Claus-Peter Martens
Informationen zum Programm, Kostenbeitrag etc. entnehmen Sie bitte dem folgenden Dokument:
Offizielle Einladung zum AGM in Leipzig
REPORT: Global Cambridge Germany – New Gallery!
Dear fellow GCS members,
please see our new gallery with selected impressions from the Global Cambridge Germany 2015 event on March 28 in Berlin. The Vice-Chancellor was present as well as the British Ambassador to Germany and many other outstanding people from both academia and politics. The official main event was followed by various dinners organized individually by some of Cambridge's colleges, amongst them Darwin and Wolfson, both of which celebrated 50 years in existence.
MEDIA: HSBA interviewing VP Dr. Peter Voigt
the latest issue of the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) Magazine (Nr.6 Winter 2015) features an interview with our Vice President Dr. Peter Voigt. Please find the original interview text below with the kind permission of the Marketing Department of HSBA.
All copyrights belong to HSBA.
EVENT: Global Cambridge – Walking Tour of Berlin, March 28
The three-hour tour will cover 800 years of history, with a focus on the tumultuous 20th Century. The tour will explore the political, social and cultural movements that shaped Berlin during the last 100 years. Walkers will also learn about the historical strength of sciences in Berlin from the Humboldt-Forum of the Prussians to the hi-tech hipsters of today.
Sites visited will include the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the Lustgarten, the Berlin Wall, the site of Hitler’s bunker and many more.
The tour will run from 11am-2pm, with a brief stop for lunch and will start and finish at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy and Sciences and Humanities, where the Global Cambridge: Germany event is being held.
Tickets cost £12 per person, advance booking only.
The tour will be conducted in English.
*Please note lunch is not included in this price. Guests are responsible for bringing, or purchasing, their own lunch. The tour does include a brief stop for lunch, approximately mid-way through, and there are a number of nearby outlets from which to purchase lunch.
We advise that you wear suitable clothing and shoes.
Please note that it is not possible to attend both the walking tour and the Global Cambridge: Germany conference as they will be running at the same time.
This event is subject to a minimum number signing up. In the event that numbers are low and the walking tour is cancelled, a full refund will be given.
Book online so as not to miss out!
EVENT: Diana-Trial, Hoppegarten, May 24
Date: May 24
Place: 15366 Hoppegarten
Time: from 11:30 am
Please Register with Eduard and Lina directly (members will have received an invitation with additional details by email!).
Feel free to visit our gallery for impressions of last year's horse race.
EVENT: “Zukunft des Journalismus”, Berlin, Feb. 3
Happy New Year! Ich freue mich, euch heute zu einem besonderen Event einzuladen, das Marc Mogalle organisert, ein regelmäßiger Gast der Cambridge Thoughts & Drinks und der Organisator der HSG-Alumni-Aktivitäten. Ich hoffe, euch dort zu sehen!
Der Alumni Club Berlin der Universität St. Gallen möchte euch gerne zum Event "Zukunft des Journalismus" einladen. Im Stil englischer Debatten werden wir die Zukunft des Journalismus beleuchten und neue Formen des digitalen Journalismus kennenlernen, die über die Digitalisierung von Printinhalten hinausgehen. Das Event findet in Kooperation mit Axel Springer in dessen Journalistenclub statt - mit hervorragender Aussicht über Berlin.
Datum: Di, 03.02.2015, 19:00
Ort: Journalistenclub, Axel Springer, Axel-Springer-Straße 65, 10888 Berlin
• Dirk Benninghof, Chef vom Dienst, Bild.de
• Nora-Vanessa Wohlert, Edition F
• Gerrit Rabenstein, Google, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Google News and Magazines DACH
Da die Kapazitäten begrenzt sind, möchte ich euch bitten, euch möglichst rasch und verbindlich bei Dr. Marc Mogalle per Mail anzumelden: mmogalle[at]web.de
EVENT: Global Cambridge, March 28, 2015 in Berlin
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Book now with:
Cambridge Alumni Relations Office
Join us in the stunning Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in the heart of Berlin for a day of stimulating talks focusing on Anglo-European relations across the arts, sciences and technology.
Speakers include historian Professor Sir Richard Evans, President of Wolfson College, His Excellency Simon McDonald CMG (Pembroke 1979), British Ambassador to Germany, Professor Sarah Colvin, Schröder Professor of German and His Honour Judge Dean Spielmann (Fitzwilliam 1989), the President of the European Court of Human Rights.
The day will conclude with a reception hosted by the Vice-Chancellor allowing attendees to connect with fellow alumni and the speakers.
The weekend will also feature related events put on by Colleges and Cambridge Judge Business School.
Global Cambridge: Germany is part of our international series showcasing the work of the University in collaboration with renowned leaders and organisations across the world.
Further Information: Global Cambridge 2015.
EVENT: Bregenz Festival 2015, August 8, 2015
our good friend and member Björn Weidner is organising a very special event next year, which deserves an early announcement as you need to book tickets well in advance in order not to miss out.
After the great success we had with the Bregenz event in 2010, the Oxford & Cambridge Society of Austria and the German Cambridge Society invite all alumni to join us for another reunion at the Bregenz Opera Festival. Hotels and opera tickets need to be booked by you. We will organise the social programme around the performances.
We plan to spend the weekend of August 7 to 9 in Bregenz and attend the “Turandot” performance on August 8. Aficionados may want to experience “The Tales of Hoffman” on August 6 and/or the Wagner/Brahms performance of the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra on August 9, too.
Reservations from Germany:
Reservations from Austria and the rest of the world:
You can also download a flyer of the event here: Flyer_Bregenz_AUG 2015
For additional information, please visit the website of the Cambridge Alumni Relations Office.
Adventstee: November 29, Kassel
since last year's "Adventstee" had to be cancelled, we are all the more happy to invite you to this year's event. All members will have received an email by now providing you with all the details. Anyhow: save the date and don't forget to register by November 15! We hope to see many (new) faces in familiar atmosphere.
Report: AGM 2014 Hamburg
those of you who did not manage to attend this year’s AGM in Hamburg, let it be said, this year was something special. To begin with, the sun almost never shines in Hamburg, yet we had the privilege of enjoying three sunny days in the most beautiful city in all of northern Germany. The Dies Academicus at the Hamburg School of Business Administration on Friday proved a huge success as the audience engaged in heated discussions with no less than five professors over the issue of ethics in business. At this point, we would like to thank Dr. Shazad Ansari (Cambridge), Dr. Christoph Bauer (HSBA), Dr. Jana Costas (Viadrina), Dr. Michael Pollitt, and Dr. Juliane Reinecke (Warwick Business School) for their active participation in the Dies Academicus. Furthermore, we would like to thank the leadership of the Hamburg School of Business Administration for hosting us. Finally, Dr. Guido Möllering (Jacobs University) deserves special thanks for having organized this most interesting Dies Academicus.
Saturday began with a guided tour of the Eurogate container terminal in the Hamburg harbour. The terminal is one of the largest of its kind in Europe and appears to be generating so much profit that the leadership of Eurogate served us only the finest seafood for lunch. We would like to thank the CEO, Mr. Eckelmann, for his hospitality! Following this most enjoyable tour, we headed back to the city of Hamburg to hold our AGM at which the executive and advisory board members reported on the past year and exchanged views on future activities with other members. Once the “work” was over, we could soon enjoy ourselves again in one of Germany’s most exclusive clubs: the Übersee Club. The club was founded in 1922 and has always been one of Germany’s foremost forums of exchange between politicians and business leaders. The food was excellent and the discussions even more so. Hence, it is safe to say that the formal dinner in this fine location was the absolute highlight of our long weekend in Hamburg.
Sunday had us all rise early again as we visited the famous Fischmarkt, which boasts an atmosphere close to the infamous Oktoberfest in Munich: plenty of beer, loud music and Germans being fun(ny). Before parting, we enjoyed a very relaxed brunch with good food and an even better view of the beautiful Binnenalster.
In the name of all participants, we would like to thank our Vice President, Dr. Peter Voigt, for having put so much time and effort into organizing this outstanding three-day event that all of us enjoyed greatly.
Please see the new album “AGM 2014 Hamburg” in our Gallery.
Cambridge Alumni Event, Oct. 28, Berlin
we would like to bring the following event to your attention:
From the Palette to the Petri dish and back again.
When: Tuesday October 28, 6-8 pm
Where: British Council, Alexanderplatz 1, Berlin
Dr. Brian Degger on how artists access science, what they bring and what they 'take home'.
Brian Degger is an art and science practitioner with a PhD in Molecular Biotechnology. In collaboration with artists and technologists, he uses scientific and open source methodologies to explore diverse research areas such as bacterial cultivation and fermentation, accessible science technology, aquatic ecologies and open source science. In his home town of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with a small group of geeks, Brian set up Newcastle Maker Space, a place for creative use of technology.
The talk will explore the fertile border between the worlds of art and science. Art made with science, art that is science research, art made in science labs not art studios, art that calls into question the notion of an insurmountable chasm between science and art. Key ideas, works and people involved in this practice and what happened to get them into labs and what the future may hold will be discussed.
Please register by email to Julia.Rawlins[at]britishcouncil.de by 21st October. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dies Academicus, October 10 @ Hamburg School of Business Administration
The German Cambridge Society is proud to announce the following programme for the dies academicus of this year's Annual General Meeting in Hamburg.
Time & Place:
October 10, 15:30-19:30h @ HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration, Audimax of the Handelskammer InnovationsCampus (HKIC), Adolphsplatz 6, 20457 Hamburg
Dr. Peter J. Voigt, Vice President, German Cambridge Society
Dr. Uve Samuels, Managing Director, HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration
15:50 Introduction to the Panel
Prof. Dr. Guido Möllering, Jacobs University Bremen, GCS Advisory Board Member
16:00 Short Keynote Presentations
Dr. Shazad Ansari, Reader in Strategy, University of Cambridge
“CSR in the Classroom: Teaching Social and Environmental Issues in Executive Education”
Prof. Dr. Christoph Bauer, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Media & Leadership, HSBA
“Compliance Management in Practice – Key Ethical Challenges”
Prof. Dr. Jana Costas, Professor of HRM, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
“Ethical and Governance Implications of Secrecy in Organizations”
Dr. Michael Pollitt, Reader in Business Economics, University of Cambridge
“The Relationship between Christian Ethics and Best Practice Business Behaviour”
Dr. Juliane Reinecke, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, University of Warwick
“Fair Trade: Ethics and Sustainability in Global Supply Chains”
16:50 Coffee Break
17:10 Panel Discussion
What are the opportunities and challenges of ethical issues, stakeholder trust and compliance requirements for management research, education and practice?
Facilitator: Prof. Dr. Guido Möllering
The audience will be invited to ask questions and discuss with the panellists.
18:10 Reception by invitation of HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration
Dr. Shazad Ansari, PhD from Cambridge, Reader (Associate Professor) in Strategy at Judge Business School and Fellow of St. Edmunds College, University of Cambridge
Dr. Christoph Bauer, PhD from Münster, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Media and Leadership at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration
Dr. Jana Costas, PhD from Cambridge, Professor of Human Resource Management at Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
Dr. Guido Möllering, PhD from Cambridge, Associate Professor of Organization and Management, Jacobs University Bremen, and Advisory Board Member of the German Cambridge Society
Dr. Michael Pollitt, PhD from Oxford, Reader (Associate Professor) in Business Economics at Judge Business School and Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge
Dr. Juliane Reinecke, PhD from Cambridge, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, Tutor on the Sustainable Value Chains programme, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
If you would like to attend the event (everyone is welcome), please register by sending an email to Annabel.Baxter[at]hsba.de as the seating capacity is limited to 50. Seats will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
You can find a PDF version of the above programme for download here:Dies Academicus 2014.
Event: Cambridge Thoughts & Drinks, Aug. 12, Berlin
our member Frank Eckert is organizing another "Cambridge Thoughts & Drinks" Event on the 12th of August in Berlin.
Please find his original invitation below:
"I have the privilege to invite you to the next Cambridge Thoughts & Drinks event with Miklos Marschall, Deputy Managing Director of Transparency International.
David Ehinger, Cambridge Alumnus and Counsellor Public Affairs at the Embassy of Canada, has kindly offered to host the event at the Embassy's Timber Hall in Berlin on Tuesday, 12 August 2014, starting with welcome drinks at 6:30 pm. At 7:30 pm, Mr Marschall will share his thoughts on
‘Unmask the Corrupt - Current Challenges in the Global Fight Against Corruption’
He has also kindly agreed to stay on for Q&A and a personal in-depth discussion.
Dress code is smart casual. Guests are welcome, but tickets are limited to 40. Food and soft drinks will be provided. Furthermore, we will have the pleasure of tasting Canadian wine courtesy of the Embassy of Canada. To register, please Register with frank.eckert[at]boost-project.com, indicating any dietary requirements. Upon confirmation, you will be given the bank details so that you can transfer your contribution of €20 per person, which covers the cost of food and drinks.
Tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis. You will receive a confirmation once we have received your payment.
Finally, let me thank co-organizers Arwa Hassan (Cantab Alumna at Transparency International) and David Ehinger for their effort and patience in making this event happen.
Report: Hoppegarten Diana Trial 2014
this year's Diana Trial proved another success despite the exceptional summer heat that had us melting away even in the shade. Before the main event - the Diana Trial at the Hoppegarten Race Track - we gathered in the vast garden of our host, Dr. Eduard Töws, who generously provided finger-food and refreshments. The horse race itself was hugely entertaining as we were betting our money on horses that looked like clear winners, but almost always came in last. Thanks to our host providing access to the "owners and trainers" boxes on the grandstand, we enjoyed a great view of the track - see the pictures in the gallery to see some of the action. The event was concluded by an informal and relaxed get-together in our host's mansion, which offered refuge from the sweltering heat that was still raging outside. On behalf of all participants, I would like to thank Dr. Eduard Töws and his wife Lina for having organized this wonderful event. Please have a look at the pictures in the gallery - see what you have missed this year and what to expect the next!