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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

7pm

 

Michael Hall

 

Readings from his book "Dear Deutschland"

 

IBZ

Amalienstrasse 38

80799 München

(U-Bahn Station: Universität)

 

 

Michael Hall's “Dear Deutschland” is a selection of 50 pieces which he wrote while he was British Consul in Frankfurt from 1991 to 1996.

The pieces are made up of portraits of engaging characters, comic incidents of consular and daily life, snapshots of Frankfurt at that time, just after Germany’s reunification and during the strong rise of the city as a financial centre, glimpses backstage at the British Consulate-General, and peeps into the personal life of Herr Konsul.

 

“Dear Deutschland”, as its title suggests, takes an affectionate view of Germany, its people and culture. The book’s prevailing tone is happy and humorous. At the same time it does not gloss over the darker side of German history.

 

Michael Hall was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and spent his early life in Swaziland and Kenya. He served in the British Foreign Office in London from 1973 to 1984 and then in the Diplomatic Service from 1984 to 2002. He has travelled extensively and had diplomatic postings in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, the Netherlands, Germany and in the UK Delegation to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg where he has continued to live with his Hamburg-born wife Birgit since his retirement in 2002.

 

Those of you who joined us in Oct. 2012 will remember a delightful evening with readings from Michael Hall’s first book “Eating for Britain” (published in 2008, a collection of 36 pieces which took an insider’s view of diplomacy in general and the British diplomatic service in particular.)

DBG-Munich 2017 Veranstaltungen

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DATUM / ZEIT

ORT

SPRECHER

Januar

Dienstag 17.01

19:30 Uhr

IBZ

Amalienstr. 38

80799 München

Tom Irvine

University Southampton

"Wie mir diese Melodie in die Seele geht: From London to China and back with Karl Friedrich Neumann, 1829-1831"

Sprache: Englisch

Februar

Montag 13.02

19:30 Uhr

IBZ

Amalienstr. 38

80799 München

Dr. phil. Frauke Bayer

"Viel mehr als Peter Rabbit – das außergewöhnliche Leben der britischen Kinderbuchautorin, Illustratorin, Naturkundlerin und Schafzüchterin Beatrix Potter"

Sprache: Deutsch

März

Donnerstag 16.03

19:30 Uhr

IBZ

Amalienstr. 38

80799 München

Daniel von Recklinghausen und Reinhold Spratte

"William von Occam und Marsilius von Padua bei Kaiser Ludwig dem Bayern in München"

Sprache: Deutsch

 

April

Montag 03.04

19:30 Uhr

IBZ

Amalienstr. 38

80799 München

Mr. Ulrich Hoppe

German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce

"Brexit – Großbritannien und Europa am Scheideweg"

Sprache: Deutsch

Mai

Dienstag 16.05

19:30 Uhr

IBZ

Amalienstr. 38

80799 München

Dr. Eamonn Butler

University Glasgow

"Brexit – the view from Scotland and Northern Ireland"

Sprache: Englisch

Juni

Montag 19.06

19:30 Uhr

IBZ

Amalienstr. 38

80799 München

Lindsay Purcell

"An Insider’s View on the English Educational System, with particular emphasis on secondary education"

Sprache: Englisch

 

Oktober

Montag 16.10

19:00 Uhr

IBZ

Amalienstr. 38

80799 München

Dr. Christian Schweiger

TU Chemnitz

"Die Brexit-Verhandlungen: Ungewisse Zukunft für Großbritannien und die EU."

Sprache: Deutsch

November

Mittwoch 15.11

19:00 Uhr

IBZ

Amalienstr. 38

80799 München

Michael Hall

Readings from his book: “Dear Deutschland”

Sprache: Englisch