Wenn Sie an England denken, woran denken Sie dann als erstes? Ist Ihnen das Terrain, das Sie mit der englischen Sprache betreten bekannt, oder erschließen sich Ihnen bisher nur die touristischen Attraktionen entlang ausgetretener Pfade? 

Erfahren Sie mehr über Englands Geschichte und politische Prägung, sein Verhältnis zu Deutschland und begreifen Sie mehr, was die englische Kultur und Sprache auszeichnet. An acht Nachmittagen haben Sie die Gelegenheit, in kurzen Vorträgen und im offenen Dialog mit Ihrem Dozent neue Sichtweisen im Umgang mit der englischen Kultur zu erlangen.

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Uhrzeit: 15 bis 17 Uhr

Themen der englischen Kultur

Themen & Kalender

‘Das Land ohne Musik’ (20.02.2019)

The music, the life and times of Edward Elgar and Vaughan Williams – two great 20th-century English composers.

‘I think Vaughan Williams is the most underestimated, the most misunderstood of all the great 20th-century English composers,” the music historian, Samuel Johnson says. “What a complex and disturbing artist he is, a man who wrote some of the most deeply unsettling music of our time.’ 

Paul McCartney (20.03.2019)

Britain at the start of the 1960’s was a rather depressing, grey place. The success of the Beatles transformed British society to the Swinging Sixties and Britain became the music centre of the world. Paul McCartney’s song-writing partnership with John Lennon was the most successful of the post-war era.

Three English Composers - admired at home, neglected abroad (01.04.2019)

‘The lives, the times and the music of three outstanding 20th century English composers – Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams and William Walton.’

Free Cultural Talk for all students to celebrate the 58th birthday of the Cambridge Institut.

The Rise and Fall of Margaret Thatcher (17.04.2019)

The story of the unlikely rise of the grocer’s daughter who became Britain’s most famous Prime Minister, and then her downfall at the hands of her colleagues in government. A betrayal Margaret Thatcher never recovered from.

Queen Elizabeth II (15.05.2019)

Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest reigning monarch, came to the throne on the death of her father, George VI, in 1952. She has since met 6 popes, 13 US presidents, and, on a weekly basis, each of 13 British prime-ministers; a tradition started by Winston Churchill. She is acknowledged as ‘the most memorable Bond girl to date.’

The ‘old school tie’ and the Brexit Crisis (18.06.2019)

Nothing has proved quite so explosive and unpredictable as the Brexit negotiations. Why – again and again – has it been so difficult for Theresa May to pass her deal in the UK parliament? We will discuss the influence of the ‘hard core’ Brexiteers in the Conservative (and Labour) parties, and analyse the extent to which Britain’s Brexit crisis is rooted in the power of the public schools. Was it a coincidence that so many Brexiteer MPs attended elite schools? Are British public schools hotbeds of Brexiteer thinking?

The ‘dirtiest word’ in politics: Appeasement (17.07.2019)

Why is ‘appeasement’ such a controversial word in international politics? We will discuss the events leading up to the ‘Munich Agreement’ in September 1938, the guarantee obtained from Germany by the British and French governments in a desperate attempt to prevent the outbreak of war in Europe. We will also discuss the problems dictators have posed for statesmen in the second half of the twentieth century and more recently: is the rejection of a policy of appeasement always wise?


15.00 - 17.00 h
30 € pro Nachmittag
5 Nachmittage buchen und nur 4 zahlen
8 Nachmittage buchen und nur 6 zahlen
3 - 10 Teilnehmer
In englischer Sprache

Dozenten: Philip Moore, Theresa Jackson


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