Our Meetings

Where and when do we meet?

Network meetings generally take place on the 3rd or 4th Friday of the month at restaurants in the Freiburg area that are accessible by public transportation.

For exact dates, please check the website or our current Newsletter.

What happens at the meetings?

Most evenings include dinner (with a set menu price that includes a vegetarian choice) and a guest speaker (presentations are around 30 minutes). The topics are quite diverse and chosen so there is something of interest for everyone. 

Network meetings also serve as an opportunity to exchange experiences, to establish contacts on a personal and professional level, and to simply be amongst English-speaking women.

Now and then the Network organises special events where partners and spouses are welcome to join us and occasionally arranges purely social evenings for getting together to talk and enjoy each other’s company.

Book Box

The Book Box is a portable library for members and guests to donate and/or exchange English books and magazines at our monthly meetings. Started by Janet Bryant in 1998, the Book Box has become a popular tradition at Network evenings.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule 2018

(subject to change)

February 23rd

March 16th

April 20th

May 18th

For more information or to receive the meeting details by email please contact us .

Registration for Our Meetings

Most restaurants require an exact count of people attending and their respective menu choices. With this in mind, we ask that you please register (including your menu choice) by the Wednesday before the meeting. Please note that we may not be able to accept registrations beyond that deadline. 

If you or your guests have registered for a Network evening, but have a last-minute change in plans, please be sure to let one of the Coordinating Team members know that you will not be coming.

Guests and new members are always welcome!

You can find more details about membership here.  For more information please contact us.

Recent Meeting Topics

  • The World of Geldermann's Sparkling Wine
  • Calligraphy Through the Ages
  • The Art of Storytelling in the 21st Century
  • Passion, Punch and Pathos, Artemisia Gentileschi, A Woman Artist's World in 17th-Century in Rome
  • Helping Businesses to Grow Internationally: The Enterprise Europe Network
  • Herbs or Weeds? Weeds often get bad press, but are we justified in condemning them?
  • Change is Easy, And Other Novel Concepts!
  • Balsam for the Body and Soul! Ayurveda
  • The Rollercoaster Process of Self-Publishing!
  • Artemisia Gentileschi, a woman artist's world in 17th century Rome
  • Plight of Refugees
  • Enjoying the Delights of Sri Lankan Cuisine 
  • Walk, Wine and Wisdom in St Georgen
  • Freiburgerinnen aus aller Welt - More than a Cook Book
  • Ebringen celebrates 1300 years - and the Orchids are in Bloom!
  • Heard about Freiburg's 19th Century English Colony?
  • Get in Harmony with your Body! 
  • Shall we Dance?!
  • The Plight of Africa's Rhinos
  • Summer Walk along the Schlossberg
  • TTIP The Facts Behind The Hype
  • Tour at the Botanical Garden
  • Learn to Deal Effectively with Cultural Diversity
  • Oriental Dance - More Than Bling And Shimmies
  • A Traveller's Tale from the Himalayas
  • Return of the Radio
  • A Day in the Life of Freiburg's "Frauenbeauftragte"
  • Get to Know the Carl-Schurz-Haus in Freiburg
  • Visit to the Cheese Museum in Endingen
  • Zonta Club Freiburg
  • Art Therapy in Oncology
  • United World College
  • Erasmus of Rotterdam
  • Tour Museum für Neue Kunst
  • Card Making Workshop
  • "Setting Goals? Me?"
  • "Sri Lanka" The Wonder of Asia
  • Tour of the Ganter Brewery
  • Tourism from a Professional
  • Les Voyelles
  • Christmas Quiz Evening
  • Discovering Boutique LeSac
  • Janet Bryant on Potato(e)s
  • Defining Your Career Image
  • Summer Walk along the Schlossberg
  • Packing your Suitcase
  • Ethics in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Card Making Workshop at Annabel's Kunst Atelier
  • Bio-Balancing
  • Dutch Landscape Painting
  • Mushroms
  • My Walk to Santiago de Compostela
  • Switzerland's Farmhouse Cheeses
  • The World of Quilting
  • Relevance of Gender in Chronic Disease
  • Art Evening in the Wiehre
  • Wadden Sea World Heritage Site
  • Roots, Branches, Family Lore and Legends
  • Finding Treasures (In Your Own Closet)
  • A Picture Tells a Thousand Words
  • Learning English Through Theatre
  • Building Bridges in Ghana
  • Storytelling and the Imagination
  • Pumpkins - a "cult vegetable",
  • Language and Identity
  • Lower Back Pain – What helps?
  • Impressions from Namibia
  • Refractive Eye Surgery
  • Image and Style
  • PISA and its aftermath
  • Ventriloquism
  • Life as an Interpreter
  • Women in the Arab-Islamic Culture
  • Mysterious Myanmar
  • Climate Change
  • Artist Charles Rennie Macintosh
  • Backstage at the Theatre 
  • Raising Bilingual Children
  • Black Man, White House
  • Latin American Dance Workshop
  • Human Genetics
  • The World of Colour
  • An Evening with Singer Julia Thornton
  • Freiburg’s Münster: An Inside Story
  • Time Capsules in the Forest 
  • Galery Visit in Breisach
  • Cultural ConnectionsApollo 11
  • Darwin and the Island Asuncion