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.