With an annual membership of roughly 500, the German Society is one of the largest and most active societies on campus and one of the largest German student societies anywhere in the world outside Germany. The society promotes an interest in German culture, politics, business and language. Beside various social and cultural events, the German Society organises an annual German Symposium which will be held for the 19th time from 4th to 7th February 2020. The German Symposium has become a regular fixture on the LSE Events' Calendar and has received attention far beyond the boundaries of the United Kingdom. In recent years, notable persons representing German politics (Angela Merkel, Wolfgang Schäuble, Gerhard Schröder, Olaf Scholz, Ursula von der Leyen) , culture (Charlotte Knobloch, Berthold Kohler, Robert Zollitsch), business (Alexander Dibelius, Joe Kaeser, Jürgen Fitschen), media (Peter Frey, Ranga Yogeshwar) and sports (Jens Lehmann, Hans-Joachim Watzke) have held lectures and participated in discussions at the German Symposium.
Members will benefit from exclusive early access to free tickets for the German Symposium 2020.
If you want to get to know the exceutive commitee, fellow members and ways to get involved in the German Society, visit us at our stall at the Welcome fair on 26th September and of course our monthly Stammtisch on 3rd October to celebrate Germany's national holiday with a few pints and in good company.
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