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Germans in Britain @ Homerton University Hospital


Nov 19, 2015 - Dec 4, 2015


Homerton University Hospital,
NHS Foundation Trust, Homerton Row,,
London, E9 6SR


Germans in Britain at Homerton University Hospital

19 November – 4 December 2015
Education Centre, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Homerton Row, London E9 6SR

Explore the rich and fascinating history of German migrants to Britain in this pop-up exhibition. Please see this link for information on the venue.

Germans have had an immense impact on British life over the centuries. Find out how British sport, science, banks, businesses, music, monarchs, art and design have all been shaped by their German connections.

This fascinating story is peppered with both familiar and unfamiliar names. Many people know about Ludwig Guttmann, whose work at Stoke Mandeville hospital in effect founded the Paralympic movement; but what about the Nuremberg engineer who founded Triumph motorbikes in Coventry? Or the early 19th century German chemist whose company eventually became British Gas?

Other famous British brands such as Dr Martens and Persil are also a product of Anglo German cooperation. One of Britain’s best-known seaside buildings, the de la Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, was designed by a German architect, and English art would not be the same without Hans Holbein, who brought Renaissance painting to the court of Henry VIII.

Germans in Britain is curated by Dr Cathy Ross, Honorary Research Fellow at the Museum of London.