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7th Annual Lecture on Contemporary German History

11 March 2010
at the German Ambassador’s Residence, in co-operation with the German Historical Institute London.

On Thursday, 11 March, the 7th Annual Lecture on Contemporary German History took place at the German Ambassador’s Residence, in co-operation with the German Historical Institute London. This year, Richard J. Evans FBA, Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge and one of the most eminent British experts on German history spoke about “British and Germans: Perceptions and Misperceptions since the Second World War”. Professor Evan’s fascinating account of the way Germany and the Germans have been portrayed in Britain over the past 65 years was peppered with many examples from political debates and the press. More than 120 guests were reminded of many perceptions - and even more misperceptions - of the Germans, which have sometimes reflected deep-rooted beliefs, and at other times have been the reaction to current political developments in Europe and beyond.

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Prof Andreas Gestrich (GHIL), Prof Richard J. Evans (Cambridge), German Ambassador Georg Boomgaarden<br />(© German Embassy London)