Die Hanse und ihre Städte

Die Hanse und ihre Städte

Our first talk for the new season was given by Gordon. His chosen subject was about the Hanse cities and the Hanse League. Gordon had put in an enormous amount of work on this (and study !). Whilst we have all heard of the Hanse cities, we heard alot more which proved...
Regensburg – a talk by Brigitte McCartney

Regensburg – a talk by Brigitte McCartney

What a fascinating evening we had as Brigitte , a native German speaker, unfolded the historical world of the city of Regensburg. Her powerpoint presentation was very professionally done as she took us through the medieval streets and buildings of Regensburg. Her...
Die Swäbische Alb mit Neil McDonald

Die Swäbische Alb mit Neil McDonald

Neil McDonald is well known for his Anglo-German Walks. He has such a comprehensive programme of walks and this year he gave a very interesting talk about the Swabian Alb. The area covered the southern parts of Stuttgart and as far as Ulm. The ‘walk’ was...
Hamm – Twin City of Bradford – Visiting Guests

Hamm – Twin City of Bradford – Visiting Guests

On Wednesday evening, we were delighted to have the visit of a group from the city of Hamm. An absorbing exchange of views followed covering our shared culture and values as well as our diversity. It was a convivial, entertaining atmosphere as we discussed buildings,...
Japan – a country of fascination

Japan – a country of fascination

We were delighted to have a new guest speaker, Leslie Wright, who told us of her visits to Japan over the last 15 years regarding its geography and culture from blossom time to tea ceremony. She brought along her fascinating collection of photo books which have been...