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16 February 2016
A Special Lecture: "Germany and the making of the new Europe"
Presented by Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint

Tuesday 16th February 2016, 6.30pm
Skeel Lecture Theatre, People’s Palace, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus, London, E1 4NS
Organised in association with the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations at Queen Mary University of London.

About the lecture
Germany regained its position at the centre of Europe with its reunification and with the EU's enlargement to the east. Germany has changed radically since the Second World War. It is more comfortable with its identity and with its place in Europe - more so than either France or Britain. Yet its leadership of the new European project remains reluctant - even though it is inevitable. This lecture seeks answers to the questions this poses: how will Germany cope with the many challenges Europe faces? How will others cope with its role in meeting those challenges? And what does this all mean for the future of Europe on the world stage of the twenty first century?

Meet Lord Green
Lord Green began his career with the British Government’s Ministry of Overseas Development and then joined The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in 1982. In 1992, he became Group Treasurer of HSBC Holdings plc with responsibility for the HSBC Group’s treasury and capital markets businesses globally. He was then subsequently appointed to the Board of HSBC Holdings plc as Executive Director, Investment Banking and Markets, Chief Executive in 2003, and Group Chairman in 2006. In addition to this he is Chairman of the Natural History Museum, Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the British Chambers of Commerce and is a member of the House of Lords EU Select Committee.

Lord Green has written four books – Serving God? Serving Mammon? [1996] Good Value, Choosing a Better Life in Business [2009], Reluctant Meister - How Germany's Past is Shaping its European Future [2014] and The European Identity – Historical and Cultural Realities We Cannot Deny [2015].

Book Offer!
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Haus Publishing will be selling Lord Green's two most recent publications at the lecture: "European Identity" & "Reluctant Meister"
For more information about these publications please visit: Haus Publishing.

This is a free lecture, open to members of the public.
Attendance is free of charge, but you must register to attend. Please book a free ticket here.
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Bursary from the Anglo-German Club in Hamburg
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Two travel bursaries were donated by the Anglo-German Club in Hamburg for research to be conducted in Germany on Anglo-German Cultural Transfers in 2015.
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The Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations (CAGCR) was inaugurated on 1 December 2005 by the German Ambassador, Thomas Matussek. The guest of honour for this occasion was Dr Paul Oestreicher, the Dean of Coventry Cathedral and initiator of the Dresden Trust. The CAGCR was established in order to promote the study of cultural transfers and interrelations between Britain and the German speaking world (including Austria and the German speaking parts of Switzerland).

Housed in the Department of German within the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, the Centre has three main goals:

  • The facilitation of innovative research on Anglo-German cultural relations with special reference to the fields of literature, language, intellectual history and comparative cultural practice, to be published in the Centre's refereed Yearbook, ANGERMION.
  • The provision of high quality postgraduate teaching on Anglo-German cultural relations through an MA programme and through PhD supervision.
  • Outreach to the academic and general public through public lectures, colloquia and conferences on important Anglo-German themes and questions with a significant Anglo-German dimension.