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Welcome to German and Dutch.

The German & Dutch section 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 German and Dutch section is happy to answer any questions that current or prospective students may have. Please contact us via e-mail with any questions.


The provisional German and Dutch Lecture Lists for 2019-20 are available below. Please note, this is intended as a guide to help students structure their summer reading. There may be further minor adjustments to the schedule, or to the booked rooms, so please ensure that you check back before the start of Michaelmas Term.

Latest News

Prof. Andrew Webber elected as Fellow of the British Academy

19 July 2019

Congratulations to Prof. Andrew Webber, German and Dutch Section, who has today been made a Fellow of the British Academy.

Nick Courtman referenced in national media for political work

16 July 2019

Nick Courtman has been involved in some political work, relating to the German citizenship rights of descendants of Jewish refugees who escaped the Nazi regime, that has attracted some attention in the national media.

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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