Department of German and Dutch

Modern & Medieval Languages

Department of German and Dutch

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Myrto Aspioti

News Flash: Ab Initio Success

The Department would like to congratulate two of its students who had both started German "ab initio" on their outstanding 2014 exam results:

Final Year Student Myrto Aspioti has achieved a class I with distinction in German. Myrto started to learn German as an ab initio student in October 2010. She opted for German as her main language for the Part II examinations and her commitment and hard work earned her a distinction in her BA just four years later. Myrto will be starting an MPhil in Modern Languages at Oxford this October. Congratulations.

Michael Grace

Year 2 student Michael Grace achieved the highest mark in the Use of German paper, having started as an ab initio student. Michael started to learn German less than two years ago, in October 2012, and was awarded the best mark of all entrants for the Use of German paper this summer, including those who had taken German A-levels at school. He will continue German in Part II of the Tripos and will spend his Year Abroad at Humboldt Universität, Berlin. Congratulations.

If you would like to find out more about our Ab Initio option, you can read our flyer, or for more detail, please go to our section on Ab Initio courses by clicking here .

Marie Kolkenbrock









News Flash: PhD Students Awarded Sylvia Naish Fellowships

Two of the Department's PhD students have succeeded in obtaining a Sylvia Naish Fellowship to work at the Institute of Modern Languages Research in London

The Departmennt would like to congratulate Marie Kolkenbrock, who was approved for the PhD this month, on her achievement - which she managed to secure at the same time as completing her PhD. Marie is "excited about the opportunity to conduct research at the IMLR. The Institute will provide excellent conditions for the beginning of my post-doctoral project and I very much look forward to meeting other researchers and experts in my field." Congratulations.

Erica Wickerson

A further reason to celebrate is 3rd Year PhD Student Erica Wickerson's achievement. She has also managed to secure a Sylvia Naish Fellowship, despite a very busy 3rd year which saw her taking responsibility for the 2013-14 German Graduate Research Seminar series, running an event to support the World Wildlife Fund, supervising and invigilating and at the same time pursuing her PhD research. Erica is "really looking forward to being part of the IMLR and ... very grateful for the opportunity." She will be "using the fellowship to explore the Exile Archive at the IMLR as part of a wider postdoctoral project on narrative space in the works of Franz Kafka and other writers." Congratulations.

'Options' by Ellie Collins on her year abroad










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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The 2013-14 Lecture List can be viewed online here



Photo: Options and Pathways taken by Ellie Collins on her year abroad.