Oxford German OlympiadCongratulations to Maia (LVI Form) who has been awarded 'Highly Commended' in the Years 12 and 13 'Dialect Essay' category of the Oxford German Olympiad, 2017.

Every year, the Oxford German Network* calls all learners of German to participate in its national German competition, the Oxford German Olympiad. This year, the topic was exploring German peoples, languages and culture beyond the borders of Germany: with the theme 'DEUTSCH(E) JENSEITS VON DEUTSCHLAND – GERMAN(S) BEYOND GERMANY'.

Pupils were asked, taking German and Germany as an example, to reflect on the way in which peoples have always migrated and taken their languages and stories with them, on how languages and cultures are almost never confined to one geographical area or a single nation.

*The Oxford German Network is an initiative by the German Department of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford, dedicated to productive cross-cultural cooperation involving schools, cultural organisations, businesses, and policy-makers.