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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1975-1976-439

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Annual Report of the Delegacy lxvii In April 1974 the Department was particularly pleased to learn that Dr Graham had been elected to the Council of the International Goethe Society to represent English-speaking countries Members of the Department were again called upon to assist with teaching elsewhere Mr Jones lectured one day week at the Uni- versity of Oxford and he and Mr Flood each taught for part of the session at Westfield College The staff of the Department continued to discharge many administra- tive duties in the University Dr Swales accepted responsibility for organising the course in German and also became Chairman of the Board of Examiners for the degree Mr Jones was elected Secretary to the Board of Examiners in German and Mr Glass Financial Sub-Secretary Mr Flood was again re-elected Secretary to the Board of Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures Mrs Couch and Dr Gartner arranged an extremely successful meeting of Lektors in German from London Cambridge Oxford and other universities near to London in the College in June 1974 The purpose of the meeting was to discuss points of mutual interest and to hear papers by Mr Flood and MrJ Smith King's graduate and now member of the staff of the Polytechnic of Central London on the role of German Lektors in higher education in Britain The meeting was also attended by Herr Mruck of the LondSn Branch of the German Academic Exchange Service The Department continued to be greatly concerned by the serious effect of unfavourable rates of exchange on the purchasing power of its allocation of library funds The climax of the King's College German Society's programme for the session was its production of Max Frisch's Andorra of which four well-attended performances were given in the New Theatre In addition the Department sponsored two highly successful dramatic events both of them in German documentation by the Max Rein- hard Seminar in the College arranged in conjunction with the Austrian Institute and performance by Lilian Westphal of dramatic scenes ranging from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries arranged jointly with the Goethe-Institute
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