Great Minds: Berlin to Britain

On 22 October 2014, Lord Moser and playwright Carl Miller joined writer Susie Harries in conversation at the Goethe Institut London for a Migration Museum Project Great Minds event in partnership with CARA.

The conversation was an opportunity to revisit the 1920s Berlin in which Lord Moser lived until he was 13, and which Carl Miller captured – through the eyes of young Emil – in his production last year of Emil and the Detectives at the National Theatre. It was also an opportunity to reflect on what people bring with them and what they leave behind when they move from one place to another.

It was a truly special evening and we are delighted to be able to share highlights from the conversation with you through the video below and through a shorter video in which Lord Moser reflects on the value of migration.

Huge thanks to violinist Mandhira de Saram (excerpt of her stunning performance at the end) for closing the conversation, to the Goethe Institute London for hosting us and to Gregg Houston for capturing the evening through film.

Do visit our Facebook album to see photographs from the conversation and reception.

Great Minds: Berlin to Britain accompanied our exhibition, Germans in Britain, which is touring around the UK with support from the Schroder Foundation.