Youth Seminar ‚Finding Our Place In History‘ in Berlin

http://www.ukgermanconnection.org/our-place-history

Are you passionate about building a stronger future together and learning important lessons from our past? Would you like to take part in discussions and workshops with other British and German young people?

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If you are interested in history, and discussing identity, reconciliation and more, this is the seminar for you. We will combine these themes through site visits and lively discussions, which will bring young people from the UK and Germany together to work on projects to promote a better, more united future.

Berlin  1 – 3 June 2018

UK-German Connection will cover all seminar costs, including flights, local and domestic travel and full board and lodging.

Participants will book their own travel to London (see below) in order to travel to and from Berlin with the whole UK group. The cost of your domestic travel will be reimbursed after the seminar.

A small fee of £25 will be requested from selected participants to confirm their participation.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you:

  • are aged 16-19 (younger pupils aged 14 or 15 can also apply if accompanied by an older pupil from the same school)
  • are a UK resident
  • can demonstrate a strong interest in the themes detailed above, as well as a strong interest in discussing the topic with UK and German peers, and, ideally, some prior involvement in similar activities or other projects related to the themes
  • are willing and able to actively take part in the seminar and contribute to the discussions and activities.
  • are willing and able to complete preparation work for the seminar which will include reading and engaging with (at least part of) ‚The House by the Lake‘ by Thomas Harding.

German language skills are not required for the seminar. Some German language elements will be included in the seminar but you don’t need any prior knowledge and/or translations will be provided.

A max. number of 3 pupils from one school can apply to take part. If 2 or more are attending, the pupils should be from different year groups and/or subject areas.
Active support from both your school and parent(s)/guardian(s) is essential.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the seminar, please contact Aimée Hardy at:

Email: youthseminar@ukgermanconnection.org
Tel: +44 (0)20 7824 1570

NDR-Dokumentation über Geriatrie in Huddersfield mit Gudrun Seebass

45-minütige NDR-Dokumentation über Geriatrie, in der auch die Arbeit von Gemeindemitglied Gudrun Seebass in Huddersfield vorkommt.

http://programm.ard.de/TV/ndrfernsehen/45-min/eid_28226574786845 

22:00 Uhr 45 Min Omas Pillen-Falle – Gefährliche Medikamente im Alter | NDR Fernsehen
 

Die Zahl der alten Menschen steigt. Und mit dem Alter auch der Medikamentenkonsum. Doch viele Tabletten helfen nicht immer viel – im Gegenteil: Denn im Alter verändert sich der Stoffwechsel. Tabletten, die 40- oder 50-Jährigen gut helfen, wirken mit 70 plötzlich ganz anders. Meist hat kein Arzt den Überblick über all die verschiedenen Medikamente, die der Patient einnimmt. Denn neben dem Hausarzt schreiben auch Fachärzte den alten Menschen fleißig Rezepte. Das kann schwere Folgen haben.

Artikel in der Krankenhauszeitung

Camera, Lights…. Gudrun! Our geriatrician shows Germany how we care

A documentary team from Germany has been following our Dr Gudrun Seebass earlier this week.  The aim is to highlight the role of the geriatrician in the NHS. In Germany they only work in rehab units. Germany is possibly looking to change its model of care and the TV company contacted the British Geriatric Society (BGS) asking for an opportunity to film the work of a geriatrician in the NHS.

Dr Eileen Burns, president of the BGS and from Leeds, contacted Gudrun who has been with us for 12 years (18 if you count her time as a trainee) asking if her work with teams and patients at Huddersfield could feature.

Gudrun said: „It took me quite some time to summon the confidence to respond to this request. Comms were hugely supportive and after a few delays we finally managed to do the filming at the very last minute – the documentary is due to be cut on Thursday and Friday this week.“

„This was a fascinating experience for me and I certainly did not get any time to be nervous or self-conscious – I was far too occupied doing my work in front of the camera, trying to answer their questions in German (which at one point led to me speaking in German to staff!) and coordinating all the different encounters for the documentary.“

She added she enjoyed reconnecting with healthcare in German. „Having lost all professional contact with medicine in Germany after completing my thesis in Geriatric Rehab in 1997 this was an opportunity to reconnect with my previous life from a new perspective. The other two services for older patients featuring in the documentary are a Geriatric rehab hospital in Hamburg where one of my cousins is a nurse and a community project in North Eastern Germany.“

She thanked CHFT colleagues who helped it happen.

„I am hugely grateful to senior managemenof our trust for allowing us to go ahead despite the winter pressures, to all staff on my acute elderly care ward 15A who rose to the challenge only five weeks after being opened, to the frailty team and A/E, to my junior and middle grade team, to ward 19 and 21, to staff at the Oakmoor rehab unit in Moorland’s Grange, the locum GP who happened to do a session at Oakmoor when we arrived and first and foremost to all the patients and relatives in all these different areas who agreed to help without any notice. Together we managed to convey how Geriatric medicine provides continuity and support across the whole spectrum of the patient’s journey and how working in this environment is fascinating and rewarding.“

All the footage from Huddersfield will be condensed to 15 mins and will be broadcast on German national television in March and will then be available to watch on the NDR mediathek website.

Producer Dörte Petsch, said: „We were very happy that this visit took place and that consultant Gudrun Seebass showed us how medicine for olderly people works in the UK. As we are workingon a documentary for the public northern German broadcaster (like BBC) about Geriatic medicine, we were very interested how it looks like in England. We were very happy that we got such an intense overview from our short visit how it looks like in England.“

„What really impressed me is that there is a connection between the hospital medicine, outpatients and community which doesn´t exist like this in Germany. Also the way all nurses and specialised nurses are working together for the improvement of the patients. What we filmed was very interesting and it will be a very nice contribution for our documentary.“ 

„It was a very nice atmosphere; everyone was so friendly to the patients as well as to us. We really felt welcome: Thank you!“

Informal international networking 7.3. – Liverpool

WWW WorldWide Wednesday is a new international network and monthly gathering.  Launched in Liverpool on 6 September 2017, WWW brings people together who travel, work, study, live abroad – united in diversity.  #WorldWideWednesday aims to create opportunities for all as we build new bridges within and between our communities.

Our regular WWW monthly events enable people from different backgrounds and nationalities to meet, learn from and share with each other in an informal, relaxing environment. …

Wed 7 March 2018

17:30 – 20:30 GMT

Avenue HQ
17 Mann Island
Liverpool
L3 1BP

Anmeldung auf Eventbrite

Legal Advice Forum Manchester 5.3. 18.30 Uhr

Anmeldung auf Eventbrite

 

Description

Are you an EU/EEA national living in the UK? Worried about your rights and options post-Brexit?

Although the legal status of EU/EEA nationals in the UK will not change until the UK concludes its exit from the European Union, the government has so far refused to guarantee our rights.

Can we take any steps now to safeguard our futures? Join us for an evening of advice about Permanent Residency, Settled Status, Citizenship and how they may apply to you.

Agenda:

6:30PM – Doors, Introduction by Maurizio Rodorigo, INCA UK

6:40PM – Presentation by Victoria Sharkey, Immigration Lawyer

7:00PM – Q&A

Speakers:

Victoria Sharkey

Victoria Sharkey

Level 3 OISC immigration adviser. Victoria has practised immigration law since 1998. Initially with a London based private immigration firm, where she specialised in work permit applications for IT professionals.

She subsequently spent 18 months in India working with several multinational IT firms, moving project workers and their families to the UK, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

What topics will be covered?

What is the proposed “Settled Status” and the permanent residency (PR) document? What paperwork will I need? What will they cost?

What if I was a student / unemployed / out of the country / on maternity leave during my time in the UK? Can I still apply?

Am I eligible for citizenship / naturalisation?

Is this a free event?

There is small charge to attend the event. The charge covers part of the organisation of the event. If you are not able to afford the fee, please contact us. A ticket will be allocated to you.

I’m not an EU/EEA national. Can I still come?

Yes, we are happy for British nationals with good intention of supporting their EU friends to come and attend the evening!

Can I bring my own questions?

Yes, there will be a Q&A session after the talk.

Can I come and complain about how terrible Brexit is?

THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE A POLITICAL FORUM. As upset as we EU/EEA nationals may be by the result of the referendum, this evening is designed to offer legal advice.

The Elastic Self – Workshop mit Österreicherin Petra Sterry 20.2., Liverpool University

Wer möchte, sammelt alte Magazine oder Zeitungen um Abbildungen, Wörter oder Buchstaben auszuschneiden. Nach der kurzen Einführung erfolgt der praktische Teil. Sie schreiben oder zeichnen auf eine Karte oder bekleben diese. Bringen Sie eventuell einen Stift oder Farben sowie Schere und Klebstoff mit. Eine Postkarte erhalten Sie von mir.

http://elastisches-ich.at

Dienstag 20. Februar
Language Lounge
1-7 Abercromby Square
Liverpool L69 7WY
Anmeldung/Infos: hlcevent@liverpool.ac.uk

 

 

Tour durch Manchester Art Gallery – auf Deutsch 8. Februar

Explore the works of the Manchester Art Gallery in German language. Our tour guide Kate will take us along on a journey telling intriguing stories behind the art works from the 18th to the 20th century, including works by Lowry and Reynolds.

The tour will be held in simplified German with English summaries as needed.

After the end of the tour join us for a chat and a coffee or a wine in the museum’s cafe.

*Photograph is courtesy of Andrew Brooks, Manchester Art Gallery

Date and Time Thu 8 February 2018 18:30 – 19:30 GMT

Location Manchester Art Gallery

Ticket 10 GBP zu kaufen auf der Website Eventbrite

Beyond the Battlefields – Fotografien von Käthe Buchler – Ausstellung in Manchester 2. Februar bis 1. März

Join us for the exhibition launch of a unique series of images made by photographer Käthe Buchler (1876-1930) in Germany before, during and after World War One, which are part of the collection of the Museum of Photography in Braunschweig – where Buchler lived and worked.

Buchler’s exquisitely posed portraits and landscapes are the vision of a respectable, bourgeois wife and mother, a pillar of her community with significant technical expertise and a remarkable (and little known) aesthetic vision; she was an early adopter of the ‘Autochrome’ process, the world’s first colour photographic process.

Buchler’s photos during the Great War examine the care of orphaned children and wounded troops. Images of children as an integral part of the war effort provide a remarkable insight into the war’s impact on their everyday lives. Together with a fascinating series entitled ‘Women in Men’s Jobs’, they provide a remarkable window on the preoccupations of ordinary Germans, living and working hundreds of miles away from the fighting.

Exhibition runs 2 February – 1 March 2018

Grosvenor Gallery, Grosvenor Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BR

Weitere Infos

Tickets für die Eröffnung am 1. Februar 18.00 bis 20.00 Uhr hier

 

Roman Ehrlich DAAD Writer-in-Residence in Liverpool 7./8. Februar

The critically acclaimed writer Roman Ehrlich is certainly one of the most unconventional and interesting voices among young contemporary writers in Germany…

Ehrlich started out as a radio- and TV engineer but then joined the renowned German Institute for Literature in Leipzig from which he graduated. His publications include “Das kalte Jahr” (2013), “Urwaldgäste” (2014), „Das Theater des Krieges“ (2017 with Michael Disqué) and “Die fürchterlichen Tage des schrecklichen Grauens” (2017). He has received numerous awards for his work.

His writing deals with the absurdities of everyday life in which his protagonists try to make sense of their surroundings while often experiencing a profound sadness and vague sense of longing. The stories often play on the boundaries of the logical and the odd, fiction and non-fiction, where quaint events and individual biographies are intricately weaved into the narrative. His latest novel is a zeitgeisty take on horror movies and our fears, hopes and true horrors

Wednesday 7 February 2018 – 1-4.30pm (Language Lounge, 1-7 Abercromby Square): Translation Workshop (if interested, please contact Anke Bohm abohm@liverpool.ac.uk)

Thursday 8 February 2018 – 5.30pm (Language Lounge, 1-7 Abercromby Square): Twenty-first century tales: The short story in English and German today with Stuart Evers, Roman Ehrlich and Ailsa Cox. To attend the event, please register on eventbrite

Öffentliche Debatte zum Thema „Brexit und Auswirkungen auf den sozialen Zusammenhalt“ 31.1.2018 in Manchester

#WeStandTogether ist eine nationale Kampagne, in Manchester unterstützt von der Manchester Evening News und der Tim Parry and Jonathan Ball Peace Foundation.

An dieser Veranstaltung nimmt auch der Manchester Stammtisch teil.

Wed 31 January 2018 18:00 – 19:30 GMT

Room 1,218 * First floor, University Place * University of Manchester * Manchester * M13 9PL

Tickets bei Eventbrite

The Brexit Debate and its impact on community cohesion

Brought to you by #WeStandTogether, hosted by The University of Manchester

An opportunity to take part in a dialogue about the repercussions of the referendum vote to leave the European Union.

The discussion will allow those attending to air their concerns, thoughts and opinions and, in particular, look at how community cohesion has already been affected, even though the implementation of the decision is still over 17 months away.