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Please note change of venue to
Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf (Bilk)
Room 208 or 209, 2nd floor

This red brick building, formerly used by Barmer, is near the bus stop “Feuerbachstraße” on the bus routes 780, 782 and 785, which go from Heinrich-Heine-Allee towards Erkrath, Solingen or Langenfeld. It is 350 metres’ walk (5 minutes) along Fruchtstraße from the metro and tram stop “Karolingerplatz”. From the mainline station, take tram 704 to Karolingerplatz.
Limited parking might be possible along Feuerbachstraße.

Meetings start at 16:30. The building closes at 18:30 on Saturday evenings. Therefore our meetings start one hour earlier than previously.

The Hanoverians

Saturday, 28 October 2023, 16:30h

In 1714, the search for a successor to the (childless) Queen Anne resulted in Georg Ludwig of Hanover unexpectedly becoming King George I of Great Britain. Mark Wilkins will tell us the story of how George (who found changing his name much easier than learning the English language) founded a dynasty which reigned for nearly 200 years.

Along the way we will take in a king who hated the country with a passion, another who (really) hated his son, the king who fathered ten illegitimate children – but also great advances in music, culture and Britain's role in the world.


New VHS facilities
Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf