Cheltenham German Club

For everyone interested in German language and culture



                                         PROGRAMME FOR THE SEASON 2019-2020

All the dates below are Friday evening meetings at Parmoor House, Lypiatt Terrace.           

Please note that  Parmoor House is set back from the road in a terrace of privately owned houses.  The parking immediately in front of the terrace is for residents only.  There is limited parking in front of Parmoor House ONLY for those with mobility problems.

You may find spaces in Lypiatt Road or in the streets nearby. But it can be a problem and you do need to allow time to find a place. 

At Parmoor House our meeting room is on the ground floor.  There is a ladies' cloakroom on the ground floor and the men's is on the first floor.

          Parmoor House,  13 Lypiatt Terrace,  Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham,  GL50 2SX

                                                                                                        PARMOOR HOUSE

We meet from 7:00 pm onwards for a sociable drink and chat in German and then after a welcome from our Chair, Peter, the lecture begins  at 7:30 pm.  Usually the speakers talk for about 45 minutes or so and this is followed by questions and discussion.

Afterwards, members and guests are free to chat, meet the speaker and have another drink.


 The topics and speakers are set out below. 

 Talks are in German unless stated otherwise.


                                                    PROGRAMME FOR 2019-2020




13. September 2019



Siebzigster Jahrestag der Deutschen Gesellschaft Cheltenham


18. Oktober


Ehrhard von Büren, author of Ein 

langer blauer Montag/ Helen 

Walliman, translator


When blau doesn't mean blue.

(In German & English)


15. November



Mike Phillips



Gustav Klimt; a carefully constructed image?

(In English)


06. Dezember







kleines Büffett



17. Januar






Das schweigende Klassenzimmer


14. Februar



Adrian Barlow

Former director of Public and Professional Programmes,University of Cambridge President of the English Association


The Architecture of Remembrance, British and German Commemoration of the First World War

(in English)


20. März



David Clarke

Professor in Modern German Studies at Cardiff University


Deutscher Film: WWI in Weimar Republic 



17. April




Prof. Ricarda Schmidt

Professorin für Germanistik

Universität Exeter


Heinrich von Kleist


15. Mai





Greg Arnold



Vortrag: Spreewald und Gurken!