Panorama from Palfnerscharte Österreich

British-German Association

Implications of the Windsor Framework

Upcoming online event Monday 13th March, 5pm

Join us on Monday 13 March at 5pm GMT on Zoom for a discussion of the Windsor Framework with Catherine Barnard, Professor of EU law and Employment Law at the University of Cambridge, and Katy Hayward, Professor of Political Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast. Together, the speakers will consider key aspects of the Windsor Framework and its implications for the UK’s future relations with the EU and with Germany.

Catherine Barnard is Professor of EU law and Employment Law and senior tutor and fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

She is a Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the UK in a Changing Europe, a non-partisan think-tank which does research and provides information about all aspects of Brexit. Catherine has appeared on the main media channels – BBC, ITV and Sky – as well as some of the more specialist programmes such as Law in Action, Woman’s Hour, Question Time, Any Questions and the Briefing Room. She has also written for the Guardian and the Telegraph. She has given evidence to numerous select committees on the legal issues connected with Brexit, immigration and the European Union (Withdrawal) Act.

Katy Hayward is Professor of Political Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast and a Senior Fellow of the UK in a Changing Europe think-tank, where she leads a major ESRC-funded project on the topic of the future and status of Northern Ireland after Brexit. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (2020), an Eisenhower Fellow (2019) and a Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen's University.

Professor Hayward is an internationally recognised expert on Brexit and Northern Ireland/Ireland, particularly with respect to the Irish border. She was appointed to the technical expert panel of the UK government’s Alternative Arrangements Advisory Group on Brexit (2019) and has given written and oral evidence before many parliamentary committees in the UK, Ireland and EU.

Please note that registration is necessary for the event. You can register by clicking the blue tab below.

Bath German Society

What is a “free press”: East Germany’s experience
Thursday 16 March 7:30 pm at BRLSI

Prior to the eventual fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989, millions of East Germans went to the streets to protest state repression, monopolisation and censorship. They demanded freedom of opinion and a free, diverse and democratic media. One year later, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) joined the Federal Republic, reuniting Germany. Much has been written about the process of transition: it went from a state-controlled propaganda apparatus to that of a free democratic media system.
The talk is in English and may be attended on-line as well as in person.

Mandy Tröger shines a light on a largely neglected aspect of this transition. Through her extensive archival research, she offers a much-needed historical analysis of the political and economic forces that shaped this transition.

Mandy Tröger was born and raised in East Berlin. Having received her PhD from the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2018, she is currently a Walter-Benjamin Fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the University of Tübingen.

Tickets (£2.00 – £5.00) are bookable here:

Johannespassion, J S Bach, BMW 245

Parish church of St John Baptist, Cirencester, Saturday 18th March, 7pm

Story time - Real and Imagined

Maggie Conu wrote this article, telling her family's story of the holocaust, for the U3A magazine and has given permission for it to be reproduced here.   Remembering the Holocaust

Mar 2021