Global Cambridge in Düsseldorf

Global Cambridge in Düsseldorf

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  • Düsseldorf waterfront
    Düsseldorf waterfront
Meet up with fellow alumni and immerse yourself in the University's world-leading research at Global Cambridge in Düsseldorf
Saturday, 24 June 2017 - 2.00pm to 6.00pm CEST
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

A Changing Europe - The Long View

We tend to view Europe through a contemporary lens of separate nation states, with fixed borders and each with its own cultural identity. Yet a continuous flow of people and ideas have shaped life on the continent for millennia.

At this event, leading Cambridge academics take the long view, giving a new perspective on Europe’s continuities and changes and how these still reverberate today.

The event will begin with a welcome from Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations Professor Eilís Ferran and a keynote speech by Regius Professor of History Sir Chris Clark, followed by two panel discussions before the afternoon's closing drinks reception.

The panels

The first panel discussion is chaired by Professor Christopher Young, Deputy Head of the School of Arts and Humanities, Professor of Modern and Medieval German Studies, and Fellow of Pembroke College.

  • Professor Sir Chris Clark, Regius Professor of History and Fellow of St Catharine’s College
  • Professor Brendan Simms, Professor in the History of International Relations and Fellow of Peterhouse
  • Dr William O’Reilly, University Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History, Associate Director at Centre for History and Economics, and Fellow of Trinity Hall

This is followed, after a short break, by a discussion chaired by Professor Philip Allmendinger, Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and a Fellow of Clare College.

  • Dr Amira Bennison, Reader in the History and Culture of the Mahgrib and Fellow of Magdalene College
  • Dr James Barrett, Reader in Medieval Archaeology, Leverhulme Major Research Fellow
  • Professor Rae Langton, Professor of Philosophy and Fellow of Newnham College

There will be opportunities for the audience to join in across the afternoon.

Make a weekend of it

The following day, the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Rheinland invites you to explore the village of Kaiserswerth and chat with your fellow alumni in a relaxed setting just north of Düsseldorf. Read more about the event in Kaiserswerth.

Free of charge


Kunstsammlung NRW: K20 Grabbeplatz
Grabbeplatz 5

Location information

If you are travelling by underground train/tram please use Heinrich-Heine-Allee station, with walking around 5 minutes. The nearest parking space is located under the museum building K20 Grabbeplatz (underground car park).

Further directions and a map of the area are available on the K20 Grabbeplatz website at