Wednesday 24 June 2015 -
14:15 to 16:00
Technische Universität Berlin

This year the Queen's Lecture at the TU Berlin will be delivered by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum.

About the lecture: Symbols of a Nation

Neil MacGregor will speak about some of the ideas, images and objects that make up the UK in Germany’s collective imagination. Last year’s exhibition at the British Museum “Germany – Memories of a Nation” provided a new perspective on Germany’s national identity to the British audience.

Now, Neil MacGregor focuses on the other side of the British-German relationship. In the context of the State Visit of Her Majesty, he examines a range of topics - including plants, pets and politics - from the Houses of Parliament to the English Garden, which are part of the German idea of the United Kingdom. He will look at how this narration reflects and shapes our joint history as European nations.”

About the Queen’s Lectures

The Queen's Lectures were founded by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a gift to the City of Berlin in 1965. For this special 50th anniversary year it is a great honor that Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will attend the lecture. The guests of honor will be German Federal President Joachim Gauck and Michael Müller, Governing Mayor of Berlin.

Live Coverage

Although attendance of this event is by invitation only you can watch the event live on RBB or follow our online coverage on Twitter.

The lecture will be held in English. 

The Queen’s Lecture is jointly organised by the British Council, the British Embassy and the TU Berlin.