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

Thomas Henning

Executive Committee* | St. Edmund Hall

Patricia Preller

Executive Committee* | St. John’s College

Julian Müller

Executive Committee | Magdalen College

Ella Boot

Co-Sponsorship** | Trinity College

David Danin

Co-Sponsorship** | Balliol College

Miles Judd

Co-Speakers | Keble College

Timon Gregg

Co-Speakers | Jesus College

Caroline Von Lampe

Marketing | Trinity College

Elisabeth Mira Rothweiler

Marketing** | Wolfson College

William Godfrey

Social Events | Trinity College

Adrian Penz

Social Events | Magdalen College

Antonia Sundrup

Language | St. John’s College

Felix Fleschhut

Graduate | St. Edmund Hall

Bianca Bauer

Graduate | Linacre College

Jan-Willem Prügel

Alumni | St Peter’s College

*University regulations use President for Patricia Preller and Vice-President/Secretary for Thomas Henning instead
** Appointed Officer

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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