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The Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft promotes German-British discourse on cultural, political, social and economic topics. We organise conferences with decision-makers from both countries as well as lectures of British guest speakers in Germany. Please click "Publications" for conference reports, press releases and more. Click here to find the regional German-British Societies and their events.

David Kenyon Talk: "'The Real Imitation Game'- Bletchley park in the Second World War"

On 23rd August 2017 Dr David Kenyon, the British archaeologist and military historian, held a talk for the Deutsch- Britische Gesellschaft about the truth story behind the American film 'The Imitation Game', released in 2014, which focuses on the British codebreaker Alan Turing and his work at the secret British espionage facility at Bletchley Park, north of London during the Second World War. The content of this talk is briefly summarised here. … read more »

Speech by HRH The Duke of Cambridge in Berlin on 19 July 2017

"Vielen Dank, Herr Botschafter. Guten Abend, meine Damen und Herren. (Thank you, Ambassador, and good evening, ladies and gentlemen.)   It is a pleasure for Catherine and me to be with you on this occasion as we celebrate the birthday of my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen. … read more »

Declaration by Foreign Ministers Gabriel and Johnson on UK-German youth exchange

Joint declaration by Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on expanding UK-German youth and school exchanges: … read more »

67. Königswinter Conference Report is online

One day after Article 50 was officially triggered by the United Kingdom Government, the 67. Königswinter Conference took off at Schloss Neuhardenberg. For two days, around 70 participants discussed the German-British and European-British relations in three working groups during a historical moment for our continent. 

Please click here to read the report.

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Keynote Lecture Prof. Dr. Dieter Grimm

The debate about the legitimacy deficit of European institutions has reached a new high after the ‘Brexit’ decision of the United Kingdom in June 2016. While there is little doubt about the existence of the deficit, its reasons, and consequently the remedy to over-come it, are highly contested. In his talk, Professor Grimm explained that one of the most serious but also least known reasons is the European Union’s tendency to over-constitutionalise. … read more »