Cheltenham German Club

For everyone interested in German language and culture


                                         PROGRAMME FOR THE SEASON 2018-2019

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 2018-2019




14. September 2018



Peter Sands

Greg Arnold

Deutschland mit dem Zug

Der Jakobsweg


12. Oktober


Prof. Helmut Hubel

Ehemaliger Lehrstuhlinhaber für Aussenpolitik und Internationale Beziehungen, Jena



Putins geheimer Krieg gegen den Westen


16. November



Dr. Mark Allinson

Dozent für Germanistik

Universität Bristol



Die unmittelbare Nachkriegsgeschichte

(Bedeutung des Jahres 1948)


07. Dezember







kleines Büffett



18. Januar






Greg Arnold



(Deutschland, Österreich, die Schweiz und Liechtenstein)

Kleines Büffett


8. Februar



Dr Howard Gaskill

Department of European Languages and Cultures

University of Edinburgh


Translating Classics

Hölderlin's Hyperion and Goethe's Werther

(in English)


8. März



Christian Schulte-Loh

Stand-up-Comedian aus Deutschland,



Eine Lesung

"Zum Lachen auf die Insel"

Kleines Büffett


5. April




Prof. Ricarda Schmidt

Professorin für Germanistik

Universität Exeter


E.T.A. Hoffmann das Multitalent Schriftsteller und Jurist der Romantik


10. Mai







Eddie Vickers:

Anecdotes from a former BBC Berlin correspondent.

(In English)

 See below for details.


Eddie Vickers, a former BBC Correspondent in Berlin grew up in the divided city where his father was the British Governor of Spandau Prison in the 1950’s. Eddie has spent more than thirty years in both commercial and public service broadcasting. He will recount some of his highlights and low points in his career,  spiced with anecdotes and stories.