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Guest Speaker Event - Katja Hoyer - “Beyond the Wall: East Germany 1949-1990”



In Beyond the Wall, historian Katja Hoyer offers a kaleidoscopic new vision of a vanished country.

Hoyer argues that amid oppression and frequent hardship, East Germany was yet home to a rich political, social and cultural landscape, a place far more dynamic than the Cold War caricature often painted in the West.

This is a story about East Germany, told by someone who was born there, and we can expect a lively and informative talk.


11:00 Arrival

11:45 Talk from Katja Hoyer

13:00 Luncheon served

£35.00 per person for 2 course luncheon with Tea & Coffee

Dress Code: Jacket & Tie

'By Ticket Only'

Other Information

Katja Hoyer is a German-British historian, journalist and the author of the widely acclaimed Blood and Iron.
Her latest book Beyond the Wall became an instant Sunday Times Bestseller and was long-listed for the Baillie Gifford Prize.
A visiting Research Fellow at King's College London and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, she writes about German history and politics for a wide range of newspapers such as The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Spectator and The Washington Post.
She hosts the podcast The New Germany together with Oliver Moody.
She was born in East Germany and is now based in the UK.