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The Cambridge German Network


Cambridge German Network / COGS event for schools.

13 June 2015, Cambridge


On invitation of the Cambridge German Network, over 30 teachers and over 100 students from 30 schools arrived in Cambridge to spend a Saturday dedicated to translation.

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Speakers included Klaus Fritz, German translator of Harry Potter, and Mike Mitchell, English translator of German literature.


Please click on the links below to listen to their talks.

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 Klaus Fritz audio file



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Mike Mitchell audio file


In three parallel workshops, students and teachers looked at teaching translation, translating poetry and translating Goethe’s Faust, respectively.

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 Dr. Duncan Large leading a student workshop




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Dr Charlotte Lee leading a student workshop


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Annemarie Künzl-Snodgrass and Hazel Sutcliffe leading the teachers workshop


In a panel discussion, the translators were joined by Paul Kaye from the European Commission, Fiona Rintoul (writer and translator), Duncan Large (Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation) and Rowan Williams (former Arch-Bishop of Canterbury, Master of Magdalene College, poet and translator)


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The day ends with Cambridge’s Dr John Guthrie giving a talk to launch 'Germans in Britain', a touring exhibition from the Migration Museum Project, on display at Murray Edwards College, followed by a Q&A about studying German at the University today. - See more at:


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For news on an upcoming translation competition, please check the COGS website for further updates.