We have regular London and Regional Stammtisch Meetings and there is one in Vienna too.
Please come along and find out what happens at a Stammtisch and enjoy good company, music and discussion on a range of interesting topics.
Local Stammtisch Meetings
Contact: Brigitte Kreuger (Tel: 07887 891456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meets on the last Saturday of the month at 12.30pm at The Papermill, London Road, Loudwater, High Wycombe HP10 9YL. Contact: Irene Kottbauer (07958 595228 or email@example.com) or Sonia Palethorpe (07843 586934 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Contact: Erika Lang on +44 (0)7789 022801 or e-mail email@example.com about upcoming meetings/venues.
is not meeting at the moment.
Please contact Christine Gadsby (Tel: 07766 705827 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Heidrun Speedy (Tel: 07847 177125 or e-mail: email@example.com) about upcoming meetings.
Oxford Uni. Austrian Society:
Meets monthly on the third Saturday at 12noon (except December) at The Jack Philip Pub in Godalming.
Contact: Ann Blishen (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01252 722499)
Meets monthly on the second Saturday at 12.30 at The Glegg Arms, Heswall
Contact: Heidi Reynolds (Tel: 01492 536340)
The Anglo Austrian Society’s Virtual Stammtisch launched early in 2021. We meet online on the fourth Friday of every month (except December) at 6.15pm (UK time). The members who take part come from many different parts of the UK – from the far north (Aberdeen) to Wales and the West Country. And to our great delight, members in Vienna, Berlin and Salzburg also join us on screen. As one member said recently, the Virtual Stammtisch seems to have been one of the (few) benefits of lockdown, particularly for those members who are not able to take part in one of the regional Stammtisch groups.
For each of our meetings, we have a speaker – so far, this has always been an Austrian speaker – who provides an introductory talk. After this we divide into two breakout groups – one English-speaking group, one German-speaking. Each group has a moderator from among the members, who encourages those on the call to chat about some of the things mentioned in the talk and to share similar personal experiences. The speaker spends some time with each group, so there is always the chance to ask questions as well.
Here is a list of the talks that those attending the 2021 Virtual Stammtisch evenings have enjoyed. At our first meeting, it was suggested that we might focus on the various Austrian Bundesländer,
as is reflected in the topics below:
|February||Moving from Oxford to Berlin during the pandemic
Florian Thomas, former AAS Trustee and member of the Oxford Stammtisch, and
Dr Caitlin Hulcup, Professor of Voice, Universität der Künste, Berlin
|March||Living and working in the Südsteiermark
Prof Dr Georg Schulz, Rektor, Kunstuniversität Graz
|April||Vorarlberg: Austria’s westernmost Bundesland is full of surprises
Prof. Andrea Dlaska, former Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Surrey and
|May||Carinthia – my homeland – childhood memories
Brigitte Kreuger, AAS Trustee, Chiltern Stammtisch Co-ordinator
|June||Salzburg – a unique Austrian city
Dr Eugen Banauch
Head, Research Management Department, Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg
|July||Memories of growing up in the Innviertel (Oberösterreich)
Em. Prof. Dr. Josef Auböck, former Head of Department of Dermatology, AKH Linz
|August||The Roman Settlement Iuenna - A hidden gem in the South of Carynthia
Dr Stefan Tino Kulnik, Principal Investigator
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital Health and Prevention, Salzburg
|September||The County of Salzburg – between tradition and innovation
Waltraud Dennhardt-Herzog, Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum, London.
|October||The Tyrol – glimpses into the geography, history and the traditions of this alpine province
Frank Ortner, First Secretary & Consul, Austrian Embassy, London
|November||Memories of an Austrian Christmas
Contributions from AAS Members, including Ingrid Todd, Ulrike Wright, Florian Thomas and Richard Ford
The Virtual Stammtisch is open to all members of the Society. If you would like to join these sessions, all you need to do is to send the Chairman an email message – email@example.com,uk – to confirm your interest. In order to take part, all you then need is your own (free) Zoom account. Why not give it a try? It would be good to see you online.