Events

Together with the German Historical Institute London we are running a series of events during the exhibition, offering the opportunity to explore some of the exhibition themes in more depth with the help of world experts. 


All events take place at the exhibition venue, St George's German Lutheran Church. Entry is free. 


Professor Alexander Schunka - “Pastors, Scholars, Beggars: German Protestant Travellers and Migrants in England prior to the Hanoverian Succession”

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 6pm for 6.30


Alexander Schunka is Professor of Early Modern History at the Freie Universität Berlin. His areas of expertise include the history of early modern Protestantism and European intercultural transfer.

Dr William O’Reilly - “Strangers, Subjects, Citizens: Changing Attitudes to Immigrants in 17th and 18th century England”

Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 6pm for 6.30


William O’Reilly is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Cambridge. He is particularly interested in the history of European migration and imperialism.

The Bach-Choir from Hannover presents “Peace on Earth” – An a capella concert featuring Bach, Brahms und Schönberg

Sunday, 8 October 2017, 6pm for 6.30


The Bachchor is a renowned Lutheran church choir from Hannover, Germany. It is currently touring the UK. See the event website for more information. 

Dr Keith Clements - "Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Enduring Legacy in Britain"

With comments by Dr Jacob Phillips

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 6pm for 6.30


Keith Clements is a theologian and author of the book Bonhoeffer and Britain that was published in 2006.

Jacob Phillips currently teaches theology at St Mary's University Twickenham London.

Rudolf Muhs - “In the Shadow of the Third Reich: German Protestants in Britain, 1931-1953”

Wednesday, 25 October, 6pm for 6.30


Rudolf Muhs is Senior Lecturer in European History at Royal Holloway University of London. He has published widely on the experiences of Germans in Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Hans-Christoph Rieger (with Eva Rieger and Renate Schumacher, née Rieger) - “Growing up in Wartime and Postwar Britain as Children of a German Protestant Clergyman”

Wednesday, 1 November, 6pm for 6.30


Hans-Christoph, Eva and Renate Rieger are the children of Dr Julius Rieger who was pastor of St George’s German Lutheran Church between 1931 and 1953.