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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

2nd Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies - Registration now OPEN. 
Following the huge success fo the 2015 First Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies, the 2nd conference has been scheduled for 30 January, 2016. For full details, please see the Conference website. 


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

Recital: Zauberkraft: German culture through music

5 February 2016

This concert on Friday 5 February will trace in music the cultural shifts in the German-speaking area during the 18th and 19th centuries.

D H Green Lecture: A paradox-free account of Old High German Umlaut

14 January 2016

Professor Joseph Salmons from the University of Madison, Wisconsin will deliver this year's D.H. Green lecture.

Mark Chinca on Radio 4

14 December 2015

Mark Chinca will be a guest on “In our time,” the popular discussion series presented by Melvyn Bragg.

Poetic Battlefields - The First World War in Poetry

4 November 2015

The two-part performance Poetic Battlefields on 4 November 2015 brought together historical and contemporary perspectives on the poetry of the First World War.