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Mission and Partners



The Oxford German Network is the first university-led cultural network. It was launched in September 2012 by the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages with the support of Founding Partners Jesus College, Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, Magdalen College School, Oxford, and BMW Group Plant Oxford. It is designed to build on local strengths in the Oxford area, with partners including schools of all types alongside university departments, organisations, and companies. The Oxford German Network facilitates personal contact between individuals with similar interests, and opens up enjoyable opportunities for communicating with people from another culture in their language. It acts as a beacon for the study of languages in the UK and conducts research into the status and uptake of German to promote language provision at national level. By connecting up academic institutions, cultural organisations, businesses, and policy-makers locally, nationally, and internationally, the Oxford German Network fosters an active interest in productive cross-cultural cooperation.

The Oxford German Network is grateful to The Association for Language Learning, The Independent Schools Modern Languages Association and the Ferreras Willetts family for generously supporting its activities.










The Oxford German Network is a founding member of the Think German Network, and grateful to the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Goethe-Institut London, the German Academic Exchange Service and UK-German Connection for supporting its activities.









The Think German Network

Other German Networks have been launched since 2015 with the generous support of the Association for German Studies and the German Embassy's Think German initiative.  Click on the links to find out about German Network activity near you.

The Cambridge German Network (COGS)                                                The Midlands German Network

The North West German Network                                                           Wales Think German Network

The North East German Network                                                            Yorkshire German Network

The Greater London German Network                                                           Kent German Network


Departments and Institutions of the University of Oxford

Bodleian Libraries

Careers Service & Internship Office

Department of Chemistry

Faculty of Classics

Department of Continuing Education

Department of Education

Department of Engineering Science

Faculty of English

Faculty of History

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Linguistics, Philology & Phonetics

Faculty of Oriental Studies

Department of Politics and International Relations

Environmental Change Institute

International Strategy Office

Language Centre

Oxford University German Society

Oxford University Press

Saïd Business School

Sir Robert Taylor Society

Other Local Partners

Andrew Smith MP

Anglo-German Club, Abingdon

BMW Group Plant Oxford

German Saturday School

Oxford-Bonn Link

Oxford City Council

Die Spatzen, German playgroup

National and International Partners

Association of German Teachers of Victoria Inc., Australia

Austrian Cultural Forum

Cheltenham German Club

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, London

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, London

Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom

German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce

Goethe-Institut London

Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel


Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin - Brandenburg

The British-German Association

UK-German Connection


If you would like to be involved in the Oxford German Network, please contact us: ogn@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk