What is BAGS?

BAGS, the Bristol Anglo-German Society, was formed in the autumn of 1981 to further the interest of the people of Bristol and district in the German-speaking countries.  It is a registered charity.

How does BAGS achieve its aim?

By holding meetings with a speaker, holding German conversation groups and arranging social events.

Who are the speakers and what are the topics?

The speakers cover a wide range of topics in their talks.  Past subjects have included the Legend of Faust, the Swiss Economy, The Magic of the Rhine, Literature in the former DDR, the Volkswagen Experience and the Plight of the Saxons in Transsylvania, to name but a few.  The speakers are all experts in their own subjects.  Some talks are in German, some in English.

Are the conversation group all fluent German speakers? 

Some members are fluent.  However, others are beginners and some members have no german language.  The group caters for all abilities.

Where are meetings held?

Lecture meetings are held at a number of locations, including St Peter's Church Meeting Room Henleaze, The Commonwealth Club, The Apostle Room; Clifton Cathedral and other venues around Bristol.

Supper meetings are generally held at the Commonwealth Club, Whiteladies Road.

Conversation afternoons are held at a private address in St. Andrews