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All announcements are subject to Corona conditions and short-term changes

Second update, November 2020:

  • As the current lockdown continues through December 20th, we have to cancel our November meeting as well as the AGM which was scheduled for December 12th. We regret that no further announcements can be made at this time.
  • The theatre we had booked has been postponed to next year.

Please stay tuned and check here for new information.

To Nisi / The Island – Crete's leper colony of Spinalonga

Saturday, 31 October 2020, 17:30h

Spinalonga, off the north-eastern coast of Crete, had been Europe's last remaining leper colony when it officially closed in 1957. A moving reminder of the presence of this disease in 20th-century life, it has been brought to the attention of millions through Victoria Hislop's 2005 novel ‘The Island’, adapted for Greek television as ‘To Nisi’. Dr Michael Heinze's talk will focus on the history of the island and Hislop's fictional world of Spinalonga.

Venue

Room 306 (Club Room, 3rd floor), ‘Die Brücke’
Kasernenstraße 6, 40213 Düsseldorf