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  • Professor Yiyan Wang in her office with books on shelves in background.

    2020: Year of the Rat

    Professor Yiyan Wang describes an animal with a very split personality and the dissociation between the auspicious golden rats of Chinese social media and the disease-harbouring vermin so hated in Mao Zedong’s China. We also hear a little about her own encounters with Wellington’s most unloved creature.

  • Yuri Cerqueira dos Anjos and Amaury da Cunha at Cafe Litteraire session at Vic Books and Cafe

    Café Littéraire

    Café Littéraire, a new French book club organised by Dr Yuri Cerqueira dos Anjos is a monthly event for people to discuss French literature, and share reading experiences in a cosy environment over a cup of coffee. Readings are in French and discussion can be in French or English.

  • German Colloquium 2020 attendees.

    German Colloquium 2020

    From using Netflix to practise German, online language buddies, the vagaries of the umlaut, to the discovery of a rare painting that inspired the German novelist Fontane, the German Colloquium organised by Dr Diana Feick and Dr Richard Millington was a day of varied presentations for New Zealand Germanophiles.