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March 2015

Faculty staff help found North West German Network

(13 March 2015)

The North West German Network is an initiative involving schools, colleges, universities and businesses. It was founded by academics and teachers from the North West including Professor Margaret Little, from the School of Arts Languages and Cultures. The group aims to promote all things German in the region.

The network held its launch event on Tuesday, 10 March, at the Manchester Central Library, with Honorary Consul to the Federal Republic of Germany, Mark Green, and representatives from the German Embassy in London and the British Council in attendance.

As part of the launch their will be a pop-up exhibition with an archive display on ‘Germans in Manchester’, curated by Margaret Littler, Professor of Contemporary German Culture. Professor Littler said: “The Network’s website aims to raise the profile of all things German in the North West, from heritage, to study of the language and culture, industrial and commercial links, and cultural events taking place in the region. We hope also to strengthen the links that exist between this part of the UK and Germany.”

The exhibition is at the Manchester Central Library and runs from 10 March to 9 April 2015.