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Department of German and Dutch

Welcome to the Department of German and Dutch.

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.


The 2014-15 Lecture List can be viewed online here or as a pdf document here.

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

Special Lecture: Football in National Socialism

21 November 2014

​A special lecture on Football in National Socialism will be held on Fri 21 Nov at 4.30pm, St John's College.

Prof Jo Whaley gives the 2014 Besterman Lecture in Oxford

20 November 2014

Professor Jo Whaley will give this year's Besterman Lecture in Oxford on Thursday 20 November.

Prof Jo Whaley on Radio 4 & writes British Museum blog

14 November 2014

Jo Whaley was in four programmes of the Radio 4 series by Neil McGregor on Germany. He also wrote a blog for the British Museum's exhibition on Germany.

Funding success for ‘Reading Violent Politics’

14 November 2014

Professor Sarah Colvin and Dr Katharina Karcher have been successful in their application for a major DAAD grant for an international research project on political extremism in Germany since 1968, called "Reading Violent Politics".