Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft Oldenburg e.V.
|Board:||Dr. Monica Thompson Meyer-Bohlen (Chairwoman)
Dr. John Goodyear (Vice Chairman, Secretary)
Selina Koestler (Treasurer)
Fon: 0441/ 776552
In 1992, a small, select group of individuals, predominantly staff from the University of Oldenburg, established the Deutsch-Englische Gesellschaft [Eng: German-English Society] at an inaugural meeting in Oldenburg. At the time, close cooperation with the Deutsch-Englischen Gesellschaft e.V. [Eng: German-English Society, Registered Charity] with its headquarters in Bonn was planned and initiated, right up until the Society was incorporated into the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft [Eng: German-British Society] network in 2007. The Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft Oldenburg was established by Dr. Monica Thompson Meyer-Bohlen who still acts as the Chairwoman of the Society to the present day.
A wide interest in Great Britain and Anglo-German relations exists in Oldenburg with the Society having more than 200 registered members when it was founded in 1992.
The annual programme of the Society is wide and varied, consisting of a lecture series with British and German guest speakers. Theatre performances have, in the past, been offered in the English language in close cooperation with the Oldenburg City Council, the Oldenburg State Theatre and the British Council. One of the highlights of the Society’s activities has been the Britische Woche [Eng: British Week] across the whole of Oldenburg in cooperation with key cultural institutions in the city.
Board Members of the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft at the State Exhibition "Als die Royals aus Hannover kamen" with Prince Heinrich of Hanover.
From left to right: Dr. John Goodyear, Secretary and Vice Chairman;
Prince Heinrich of Hanover; Dr. Monica Thompson Meyer-Bohlen, Chairwoman
"Beim nächsten Ton ist es das 19. Jahrhundert - Humorvolle Zeitreise in englische Salonkultur um 1800 mit klassischer Musik und Karikaturen" (Artikel auf NWZonline, 22.2.2016)