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Department of German and Dutch

Welcome to the Department of German and Dutch.


The 2015-16 Lecture List can be seen as a pdf document here and is available online here

Special Announcements

There are several exciting events - see News and Events pages. 


The Department congratulates its final-year candidates on their outstanding successes in 2015, particularly the three students of German who were awarded a Distinction in Part II of the MML Tripos. 



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

Professor Joachim Whaley Guest of honour in Weimar

27 April 2016

Professor Joachim Whaley was guest of honour at the opening of the 6th Thüringer Landesausstellung in Weimar and Gotha on 23 April 2016.

Sex in Six Objects Workshop series

22 April 2016

A workshop series for undergraduate students with an impressive array of speakers. Book now for the next two workshops.

German ab initio students' visit to Germany

22 March 2016

Three ab initio students spent a busy week in Schönhausen.

Towards an Ethics of Gesture

15 March 2016

A symposium at Emmanuel College on 16 April 2016.