About Us

The Society for Everything German in Oxford

We are the hub for all Oxford students interested in German culture and language as well as politics and business. Our mission is to promote the culture of German-speaking countries and to offer a platform where a wide variety of opinions can be discussed.

History & Constitution

The Oxford University German Society is one of the oldest student-run societies, dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. In 1911 a group of German and British students founded the ‘Hanover Club’ as a forum for discussion of ‘topics of interest and importance to both nations’. The Club, which existed until 1913, was also meant to foster friendships between German and British students.

The German Society continues the Hanover Club’s mission. We pride ourselves on being a hub for a highly diverse group of students of any nationality interested in German culture, politics, and language. The growing popularity of these issues has led to membership of the society exceeding a thousand members.

We fulfill our mission by hosting a large number of high-profile speaker and discussion events, German themed social events, and opportunities to meet German business leaders. To foster a sense of German community beyond Oxford we host a number of exchanges with the German Societies in London and Cambridge.

Our society is registered with the University of Oxford and administered by a committee which is elected each Hilary term. For more information on the society’s regulations, you can find our constitution below.

See our Constitution
Our Heritage

The largest and oldest national society in Oxford.

Current Committee

Clara Schürmann

Co-President* | St Hilda’s College

Nina Oldham

Co-President* | Exeter College

Bintia Dennog

Treasurer & Membership Officer | Lincoln College

Maximilian Lin

Sponsorship | St Anne’s College

Laurentius Heukamp

Sponsorship | St Catherine’s College

Amy King

Marketing | Oriel College

Lili Myers

Marketing | St Anne’s College

Sebastian Ohlig

Speakers | Magdalen College

Lucian Violante

Speakers | University College

Benedikt Sonnleitner

Social Events | Pembroke College

Elias König

Social Events | Merton College

Carolin Kaminski


Sophia Röhr

Alumni | Corpus Christi College

Thomas Henning

Outreach | St Edmund Hall

Christian Tambour

Language | Somerville College

*University regulations use President for Nina Oldham and Vice-President/Secretary for Clara Schürmann instead

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We are always looking for motivated members to join and support the committee as appointed officers.

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All members are eligible to run for committee positions in our annual elections in Hilary Term.

Election Guide