This month...

19:00  Friday 23rd June 

Professor Steve Poole, University of the West of England in Bristol

Talk Topic: 
'Interfering with Queen Victoria: the Rise and Fall of a Public Monarchy'

Zum Achter, Heidelberger Ruderklub, Neuenheimer Landstr.3a, Heidelberg


When Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837, she did so as the figurehead of an institution that had been experimenting with increasingly open and accessible forms of public display for half a century. With varying degrees of success, George III, George IV, and William IV had each been spun by the British Establishment as monarchs who would confound the European and American fashion for republicanism by appearing openly in public without extravagance and with minimal protection, receiving and responding to personal petitions, and floating an air of respectable ordinariness around their domestic affairs. Although these Hanoverian kings endured a number of personal and physical attacks as a consequence, as well as a number of unwanted intrusions into the Palaces from some of their more deluded subjects, things only really came to a head with Victoria's accession. Obsessive public interest in a monarch who was young, female, attractive and unmarried produced a good deal of expectation and her ministers quickly became concerned about the possible consequences. Matters were not improved by her marriage to Albert and after a number of embarrassing and alarming incidents in which the couple's personal safety looked increasingly doubtful, legislation was passed to end the experiment and retreat the monarchy back behind closed doors.

Biographical Notes: 
Steve Poole is professor of History and Heritage at the University of the West of England, Bristol and Director of the university's Regional History Centre. His book The Politics of Regicide in England, 1760-1850 was republished in paperback by Manchester University Press in 2012, and he continues to work on popular radical democratic movements, political protest, and criminality in Hanoverian England. He has published numerous books and essays on these topics and a new book, Bristol From Below: Law, Protest and Authority in a Georgian City will be published by Boydell later this year.


19:00 Thursday 29th June or Friday 7th July - to be confirmed

Talk by Nichola Hayton

Topic: 'Was June the end of May'

Venue: tba

- Other events in the area:  

21:00 Wednesday 28th June


Wadham Chapel Choir, Oxford
Anglistenchor Heidelberg

Musikalische Leitung: Katharine Pardee und Jan Wilke

Venue: Christuskirche Heidelberg-Weststadt

Free of charge


20:30 Friday 30th June     University Square, Heidelberg

Open Air Concert:  Georg Friedrich Händel's Messiah (Parts I and II) in English.  

Part of Chorfest Baden.

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Free of charge !!


Films in English at the cinemas Gloria, Gloriette, and Kamera

(please see this website...)

Born to be Blue - engl. OmU

Kanada, UK, 2016
Regie & Drehbuch: Robert Budreau
Darsteller: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie, Tony Nappo, Stephen McHattie, Janet-Laine Green, Dan Lett, Kedar Brown, Katie Bowland

So      11.06.      21:15 Uhr      DIE KAMERA
Di      13.06.      21:15 Uhr      DIE KAMERA

Churchill - engl. OmU

GB 2017
Regie: Jonathan Teplitzky
Darsteller: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell

Di      13.06.      16:20 Uhr      GLORIA

Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Salazars Rache - engl. OmU

USA 2017
Regie: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Darsteller: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, u.a.

Do      08.06.      21:10 Uhr      GLORIA
Fr       09.06.      21:10 Uhr      GLORIA
Sa      10.06.      21:10 Uhr      GLORIA
So      11.06.      21:10 Uhr      GLORIA
Mo      12.06.      21:10 Uhr      GLORIA
Di      13.06.      21:10 Uhr      GLORIA
Mi      14.06.      21:10 Uhr      GLORIA


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