Richard Jenkyns: “The Modernity of Jane Austen”

Einladung zu einem Vortrag in englischer Sprache Wednesday, 8th March 2017 at 7 pm RüKONTOR (5. Etage), Rüttenscheider Str. 144, 45131 Essen Is Jane Austen a belated representative of eighteenth-century classical values, or a romantic, or even a novelist ahead of her time? It is easy to think of her as essentially a conservative genius, doing especially […]

Professor Dr. Christoph Heyl: “Almost unsufferable to our Ears? Romanticism and the Perception of the Highland Bagpipes, c. 1760-1830”

Einladung zu einem Vortrag in englischer Sprache Monday, 13th February 2017 at 7 pm RüKONTOR (5. Etage), Rüttenscheider Str. 144, 45131 Essen In the course of the late eighteenth and the early nineteenth century, changing notions of taste led to a thorough change in reactions to Scottish bagpipe music. A total rejection of this music as barbarous, obscene […]

Mark Green: ”Anthony Trollope: His life and Work”

Einladung zu einem Vortrag in englischer Sprache Tuesday, 17th January 2017 at 7 pm RüKONTOR (5. Etage), Rüttenscheider Str. 144, 45131 Essen Trollope is one of the most prolific British authors of the 19th century. Born in 1815, his early life was scarred by the financial difficulties experienced by his father which forced the family to […]

The Rt Hon Gisela Stuart, Labour MP Birmingham Edgbaston, Bartley Green, Harborne and Quinton: “The British people have voted to leave the European Union – “kleiner Mann, was nun?” – to quote Hans Fallada…”

Einladung zu einem Vortrag in englischer Sprache Thursday, 24th November 2016 at 7 pm Clubhaus ETUF, Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße 204A, 45133 Essen The new Prime Minister said “Brexit means Brexit” and we have started the process of implementing the decision. What do our voters expect to happen next. How to we, the politicians go about healing the divisions highlighted by the […]

John Batty: “An Island of Nations”

Einladung zu einem Vortrag in englischer Sprache Tuesday, 8th November 2016 at 7 pm RüKONTOR (5. Etage), Rüttenscheider Str. 144, 45131 Essen A talk with illustrations of the constituent parts of the United Kingdom, which shows the diversity of the various national traits, countryside and historic context in an endeavor to encapsulate what it is to be ‘British’. […]

Andrew Gardiner: “British Freemasonry in Germany”

Einladung zu einem Vortrag in englischer Sprache Monday, 24th October 2016 at 7 pm RüKONTOR (5. Etage), Rüttenscheider Str. 144, 45131 Essen “I had heard of Freemasonry in my late teens and knew nothing about it, but it intrigued me. Then after coming to work in Germany, I came in contact with colleagues who were Masons […]