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Department of German and Dutch


Welcome to the Department of German and Dutch.


The 2016-17 Lecture List can be seen as a pdf document here and is available online here

Special Announcements


The Department will contribute several talks and events to the 2016 Festival of Ideas:



The Cambridge Film Festival ( 20 to 27 October) will include a number of German and Austrian Films. For more details, please click here


This Department is a leading institution in the field of German studies and has always achieved excellent results in successive national research assessment exercises, as well as sharing in the outstanding rating awarded to the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages in the last Teaching Quality Assessment.

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On our special events and news page you will find details of current and forthcoming items of interest, with links to our research events and any special seminars or lectures.

The Department of German and Dutch is happy to answer any questions that current or prospective students may have. Please contact us via e-mail, telephone or letter, or drop in to see us at the Sidgwick Site.



Our Star Students

Read about some of our students’ success stories, including those who read German ‘Ab Initio’ (from scratch).

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Applying to Cambridge

Information for prospective applicants thinking of studying German at Cambridge.

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Cambridge Online German for Schools

Cambridge Online German for Schools (COGS) is a core element of the Cambridge German Network

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Latest News

Workshop for young people (16-25) at the Freud Haus on 23 July

13 July 2016

Dr Ina Linge and Dr Marie Kolkenbrock will be running a workshop for young people in the Freud Museum on 23 July.