Forthcoming Events


Julia Gross, the deputy head of the German Embassy

9th March.  7.15 p.m. Germany Today. An on-line lecture by Julia Gross, the deputy head of the German Embassy, followed by questions & answers. (In English)

To register for this free event please click on the following link.

Apply for free tickets

Louis Philippe I

Louis Philippe I with Prince Albert at Orleans House in 1844. Queen Victoria can be seen in the background.

26th March 7.30 p.m. David King, MA., Chavalier des Palmes Académiques, Officier de l’ordre des Arts at des Lettres,  will present an online lecture on Louis Philippe I, the last King of the French.

To obtain your free invitation please write to

Napoleon III

The Mausoleum of Napoleon III & Empress Eugenie

Napoleon III died in exile in England in 1873. On a date yet to be determined David King will lead REA members on a guided tour of the Mausoleum of Napoleon III & Empress Eugenie in Farnborough. Tours usually take place at 3 p.m. on a Saturday, but the mausoleum is currently closed because of Covid 19. For further information about the mausoleum please click on the following link.


19th April.  6 p.m. Konstanz will be hosting an on-line forum for German speaking younger people to which REA members are invited. Further details to follow soon.

REA Annual Garden Party

Memories of happier times. The last annual garden party in 2019.

Summer 2021. The Annual Garden Party in East Sheen. Further details to follow.


Das Europakonzil

Europakonzil der Konzilstadt
Delegates in 2017
Konstanzer Oberbürgermeister, Uli Burchardt (back row left), with some of the delegates from the 5 nations in 2017

25th-27th April 2022

The next Europakonzil will take place in Konstanz. The Konzil promotes the benefits of European co-operation & the theme for the 2022 meeting is “The Climate Emergency.”

As in 2017, Richmond will be sending a large delegation of young people to join those from Fontainebleau, Tabor, Lodi & Konstanz. Last time there were 100 young delegates from the five nations. English was the lingua franca. So successful was the Konzil in 2017 that it was nominated for two awards in Germany & won prize money totalling €1250.

The award winners with their cheque

Press Report

anjaFor further information please contact Anja Deschler

Foreign Language Films

Watermans in Brentford screens films in both French & German. 

Richmond Film Society meets at the Exchange opposite Twickenham Station. Films are shown on alternate Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Tickets £5 (students £4)

The Exchange Cinema, 75, London Road, Twickenham

All films not in English are shown with subtitles.

Further details on:

Curzon Richmond also screens films in French & German with English sub-titles.

For further details please click on this link.

Film Reviews

Please click on the following links for reviews of films seen by REA members. 

Villages, Visages (2017)  by Carol Wain