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Chairman of the Governing Board is Hans-Henning Horstmann, Ambassador (ret.)
The Society’s 60th anniversary
The 60th anniversary of the German British/English society is celebrated in Dusseldorf.
The Governing Board and the Advisory Board are invited to attend a concert in the Berlin Philharmonic, as part of Her Majesty’s Queen Elizabeth II State Visit to Germany.
Gebhardt von Moltke
From 2003 until 2013, the Chairman of the Governing Board is Gebhardt von Moltke, Ambassador (ret.).
A plaque in honour of Lilo Milchsack the founder of the society is unveiled at the Carsch-Haus in Dusseldorf. It is here, in the former English cultural centre “die Brücker“ (the bridge), where the society held its events and lectures until the 1970s.
The first Economic Königswinter Conference
The first Economic Königswinter Conference is held in Berlin. Since 2007, the conference is held annually in Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire.
The Society’s new name: The German-British Society
At the annual General Meeting, it was decided to rename the Deutsch-Englische Gesellschaft (German-English Society) into the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft (German-British Society).
The first Economic Königswinter Conference
Since 2007, the conference is held annually in Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire.
Offical ceremony: The 100th Anniversary of the death of Empress Frederick
Official ceremony to mark the 100th Anniversary of the death of Empress Friedrich the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria and the widow of the German Emperor Friedrich III.
The Society’s 50th anniversary
26.4.1999: The official ceremony took place in the Berlin Cathedral 27.4.1999: The opening of the exhibition “Views of Germany” from the Royal Collection in Windsor castle in the Glienicke Palace. Among the guests, the event was attended by the Duke of Kent.
The Founding of the Young Königswinter Alumni e.V.
The former participants of the Young Königswinter Conference founded the “Young Königswinter Alumni” Association.
Chairman of the Governing Board Dr. Hermann Frhr. von Richthofen
From 1998 until 2003, the Chairman of the Governing Board is Dr. Hermann Frhr. von Richthofen, Ambassador (ret.).
New office in Berlin
The German-English Society relocated its main office from Bonn to Berlin.
Königswinter Conference in Berlin
The Königswinter Conference took place for the first time in Berlin. The German Federal President Roman Herzog received the conference participants at the Bellevue Palace.
The founding of Königswinter Foundation
On the initiative of Dr. Marcus Bierich, the Königswinter Foundation was established.
The 40th anniversary of the Society’s regional group in Berlin
The German-English Society’s regional Group in Berlin celebrated its 40th anniversary. The chamber orchestra from the Berlin University of the Arts (formerly the Hochschule der Künste Berlin) performed at the celebration and was conducted by former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.
Chairman of the Governing Board Dr. Jürgen Ruhfus †
From 1993 until 1998, the Chairman of the Governing Board is Dr. Jürgen Ruhfus †, Ambassador (ret.).
The Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philips‘ state visit to Germany
During their state visit, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were received by the German-English Society's governing board, advisory board and sponsors at the British Ambassador’s residence in Bonn.
The death of Lilo Milchsack
Lilo Milchsack the founder of the German-English Society dies at the age of 88.
Königswinter Conference in Dresden
The Königswinter Conference took place in Dresden.
Annual youth exchange
In the 1990s, as part of the “Jugendbrücke” (Youth Bridge) project, the German-English Society together with the British-German Association (BGA), organised annual exchanges between British and East German high school pupils, who stayed with local families.
The founding of regional working groups in the new Federal States.
The Society’s 40th anniversary
The German-English Society celebrated its 40th anniversary at the Industrie-Club in Dusseldorf.
Head Office in Bonn
The German-British Society relocated its main office from Dusseldorf to Bonn.
Chairman of the Governing Board Karl-Günther von Hase
From 1982 until 1993, the Chairman of the Governing Board is Karl-Günther von Hase, Ambassador (ret.).
Trademark “Königswinter Conference”
Since 1975, the annual “Königswinter Conference” alternates between Great Britain (Oxford/Cambridge) and Germany. Following the 1974 conference held in Edinburgh, the “Königswinter Conference” has become a trademark.
Chairman of the Governing Board Hans von Herwarth
From 1969 until 1977, the Chairman of the Governing Board is Hans von Herwarth, Ambassador (ret.).
Königswinter Conference in Great Britain
For the first time, the Königswinter Conference took place in Great Britain, Oxford.
The first “German-English Youth Conference”
The first Berlin “German-English Youth Conference” (today the Young Königswinter Conference) took place in Berlin under the leadership of the German-British Youth Exchange (der Deutsch-Britische Jugendaustausch).
Annual German-English conferences
From this date the German-English conferences are held annually.
The founding of regional working groups
The first regional working group was founded in Essen.
In the town of Königswinter (near Bonn), the German-English Society held a conference with British and German social workers.
The founding of the German-English Society
On the initiative of Lilo Milchsack and six other Dusseldorf citizens, the German-English Society was established in Wittlaer (near Dusseldorf). They were supported by Sir Robert Birley who was then the Education Adviser to the British Military Government of Germany. On 19th April 1949, the German-English Society was formally registered in the associations register at the Dusseldorf District Court.
Chairman of the Governing Board Prof. Dr. Emil Lehnratz
From 1949 until 1968, the Chairman of the Governing Board is Prof. Dr. Emil Lehnratz.
The founding of the States of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hanover (later Lower Saxony) and Schleswig-Holstein
The British military government dissolved the former Prussian provinces and founded the States of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hanover (later Lower Saxony) and Schleswig-Holstein. (mehr …)
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