This month...

19:00 Friday 27th October 

Talk by Charles Anson, former press secretary to Queen Elizabeth

"The Queen and Lady Thatcher – their contributions to public life"

Date: Friday 27th October
Time: 19.00 hrs
Venue: Restaurant Zum Achter (Ruderklub)

Biographical notes

Charles Anson’s first career was as a British diplomat, serving in London, Washington (twice) and Tehran. His second career has been in the field of communications dealing with the media, as a spokesman in the offices of two Prime Ministers, James Callaghan and Margaret Thatcher, from 1979 -81 and then later on as Press Secretary to The Queen and the Royal Family between 1990 – 97.

He has also held senior roles in business as Director of Communications in three public companies, Kleinwort Benson (investment bank), Grand’Met (drinks) and Hilton International. He is now a self employed communications consultant and lives in Sussex, England with his wife Juliet Nicolson, social historian and author.


The United Kingdom is unique in twice having had a female Head of Government (Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May) and a female Head of State (Queen Elizabeth). The two Prime Ministers were of course elected to office, and in contrast The Queen is hereditary and constitutional, above politics, neutraland for life once on the throne. Their contributions are different and in many ways complementary. The speaker has worked closely with two of them, The Queen and Margaret Thatcher. He will examine their very different qualities of leadership and personality and in question time, the speaker will encourage a vigorous discussion of leadership in the 21st century on both sides of the Atlantic.


- Coming up.... 

20:00  Monday 13th November

In cooperation with Interkulturelles Zentrum Heidelberg:

Talk by John Sweeney (in English)

'TRUMPRUSSIABREXIT: The new word order?'

More info:

Kleiner Saal
Interkulturelles Zentrum Heidelberg,
Bergheimer Str. 147,
69115 Heidelberg




DBG Rhein-Neckar, you are 60 years old this year!

The local section of the Deutsch-Englische Gesellschaft, as it was called then, was founded in Heidelberg in 1957. The name was later changed to Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft.

There was a 60th anniversary party to celebrate this occasion at Schlosshotel Molkenkur, and we had a wonderful evening.

For some fun pictures, please have a look in our picture gallery....


20th July

Thank you for coming to Heidelberg!

Pictures: dpa

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Heidelberg on 20th July.
We are still very excited about this visit!

There was a Deutsch-Britisches Freundschaftsfest on the Marktplatz all afternoon with our stand next to the Heiliggeistkirche. Thank you to everyone who came by to say Hello!


In the run-up to the visit:

For the Press Release, please see here...

The RNZ programme can be found here...

Press articles:

'Als Britin gehöre ich einfach zur Königsfamilie' (RNZ, 16.07.2017)

Films in English at the cinemas Gloria, Gloriette, and Kamera
(please see this website...)

ES (It) - engl. OV

USA 2017
Regie: Andres Muschietti
Darsteller: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs

Sa      21.10.      21:10 Uhr      GLORIETTE
Mo      23.10.      21:10 Uhr      GLORIETTE

Borg/McEnroe - engl. OmU

Schweden, Dänemark, Finnland 2017
Regie: Janus Metz Pedersen
Darsteller: Stellan Skarsgård, Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf

 Mo      23.10.      18:40 Uhr      GLORIETTE
 Di       24.10.      16:20 Uhr      GLORIETTE

Victoria & Abdul - engl. OmU

GB 2017
Regie: Stephen Frears
Darsteller: Michael Gambon, Judi Dench, Olivia Williams, Eddie Izzard, Ali Fazal

So      22.10.      18:40 Uhr      DIE KAMERA
Di      24.10.      18:40 Uhr      DIE KAMERA


Piccadilly English Shop Heidelberg

New premises: Untere Str. 28, Altstadt


Online Shop:


The English Theatre Frankfurt:


Films in English (engl. OmU):


For events at the DAI please see: