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How German began in Cambridge


Jun 13, 2015 - Jun 13, 2015


Murray Edwards College,
University of Cambridge,


Telephone 01223 762100


13 June 2015⎪3pm⎪Long room⎪Free admission

Part of a series of talks accompanying our Germans in Britain exhibition run at Murray Edwards College Cambridge.

The number of Germans who entered Britain between 1815 and 1914 probably exceeded the entire total who made their way to the country during the previous thousand years. One of them was a young academic, Karl Breul, who arrived in Cambridge in 1884 to teach German in the University. How did he teach, who did he teach and how did the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos evolve?

To find out more about the exhibition, and to see the exhibition brochure and short film, visit our Germans in Britain page.

For details of how to get to the Long room at Murray Edwards College, visit their Maps and Directions page.


The talk will be given by Dr John Guthrie, Fellow in German and Director of Studies in Modern and Medieval languages Part IA at Murray Edwards College.

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Organised by Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge.
Supported by the Schröder Fund, Cambridge, and the Schroder Foundation.