German Open Day

Event date
Event time
10:30 - 15:00
Event cost
St Giles'
Information for visitors with disabilities

Ramp access to building via main entrance on St Giles. Lectures will be in the main hall, which is accessible.

Target audience
Parents, Students, Teachers
Age range
Age 15-16 (year 11), Age 16-17 (year 12)
Required Book here

Open Day for prospective students interested in studying German at Oxford. See below for programme (also available here:

10.30 onwards Arrival and registration at Taylor Institution, St Giles (Main Hall)

11.00 Welcome (Prof. Ben Morgan)

11.05 German at Oxford (Prof. Henrike Lähnemann)

11.20-11.30 Walk to Worcester College

11.30-12.10 Mini tutorials

• German linguistics – Prof. Kerstin Hoge
• Translating German - Dr Alexandra Lloyd
• Literature and philosophy* – Prof. Ben Morgan
• Reading Modern Literature (poetry) – Ms Joanna Raisbeck
• Reading modern literature (narrative) – Dr Rey Conquer

12.15-12.55 Mini tutorials

• Learning German with a Native Speaker – Dr Susanne Herrmann-Sinai
• German film* – Prof. Ben Morgan
• Literature and philosophy* - Prof Charlie Louth
• Reading Modern Literature (drama) – Prof Ritchie Robertson
• Reading Modern Literature (poetry) – Prof. Karen Leeder
• Reading a medieval poem – Dr Linus Ubl

1.00 Lunch: own arrangements in town
Opportunity to visit the Taylorian and Faculty Libraries

Please return in time for:

2.00 Plenary Session in the Taylor Institution, St Giles’ (Main Hall)

This will be a question & answer session: a chance to ask about all aspects of studying German at Oxford: e.g. applying, course options and combinations, the year abroad, employment prospects and anything else. Students will be present as well as lecturers.

3.00 End