Month: December 2015

Great German Bake Off (2015)

In order to end the year on a Christmassy note, here is a report on the University of Manchester’s annual ‘Great German Bake Off’. Now in its 4th incarnation, the Great German Bake Off has gone from strength to strength, attracting over 10 entries this year. The rules state that the entries must be prepared[…]

Inkheart in Manchester

An English-language stage adaptation of the German fantasy novel Tintenherz (2003) by Cornelia Funke is currently at HOME in Manchester until 9th January. The play is the collaborative effort of HOME’s Artistic Director of Theatre Walter Meierjohann, writer Stephen Sharkey and a distinguished creative team including award winning designer Stéphane Laimé. Together, they have brought the adventures of Meggie, the novel’s[…]

Graduate Opportunity with Q-OIL Ltd in Denton, Manchester

International Business Development and Marketing Project Co-ordinator (short term internship / placement). Suitable for a native speaker of German or highly competent German (non-native) speaker who is a Business Studies / Marketing student / graduate with an interest in developing experience in supporting international business growth in new (and established) overseas markets. The initial focus[…]

Residence Abroad Reunion: Leipzig 1975-2015

  Written by Bethan Keirl ‎ In early April 1975 a bunch of ten intrepid students of German at Manchester University set off, somewhat nervously, for Leipzig, then in the German Democratic Republic. They were to spend nearly three months as students of the Karl Marx University. (In those days it was a requirement for[…]

Film Review: Die Welle

Im Film geht es um eine Projektwoche in einer Schule, wo der Lehrer – Rainer – seinen Schülern zeigen will, wie leicht es ist, wieder eine faschistische Guppe (wie die Nazis) zu gründen, ohne dass jemand was mitbekommt oder merkt, wie ernst die Situation eigentlich ist. Sobald die Gruppe gegründet wird, fängt es mit den[…]

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