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Spring 2019 Newsletter

    Welcome to our 2019 Spring newsletter. The Dresden Trust was founded 26 years to further reconciliation and friendship between Britain and Dresden. Our website is and our email Eveline Eaton has retired as Chairman of the Dresden Trust after eight highly successful years. Now appointed as Honorary President, Eveline reinvigorated the Board and its work, overseeing many successful […]

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The official opening of the Gruenes Gewandhaus

On April 12th at 4pm, Dresden Trust Chair Mrs Eveline Eaton and the Mayor of Dresden, Oberbürgermeister Dirk Hilbert officiated at the opening of her Gruenes Gewandhaus, a space for rest and reflection on the Neumarkt in Dresden.Facing the Frauenkirche, the area comprises 28 plane trees and a number of benches, with the Dresden Trust the […]

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Tribute to Alan Russell

Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Dr Alan Russell, OBE, MA, DPhil:  Chichester Cathedral, Wednesday 6 March 2019 By David Woodhead Trustee, The Dresden Trust 2005-17 Founder, Dresden Scholars’ Scheme, 2001 It is an honour for me to pay tribute to Alan today; I am just one of many people who are grateful to […]

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Funeral details: Alan Russell

The funeral of Alan Russell will be held at Chichester Cathedral on: Wednesday 6th March at 3.00pm.  This will be followed by a reception in the Vicar’s Hall, which is adjacent to the cathedral. Chichester Cathedral, The Royal Chantry, Cathedral Cloisters, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1PX Letters of condolence can be sent to: Dame Philippa Russell, […]

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Dr Alan Russell 1932 – 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr Alan Russell, the founder and honorary president of the Dresden Trust. Alan died peacefully on Wednesday 6th February after a period of ill health.  

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Marcus Ferrar delivers keynote address at Kings College

Marcus Ferrar, Vice-Chairman of the Dresden Trust gave  the keynote address at Kings College London, Department of War Studies conference on  Art and Reconciliation. 29 November 2018, 6.30 pm at Bush House ‘Reconciliation after total destruction: the example of Dresden’ After the destruction of Dresden in February 1945, the British encountered hostility when they ventured back.  Yet today they […]

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British Dresden Scholars scheme, a pupils report

Jack Theodore one of the first British student to participate in the Dresden Scholars scheme from the UK  and after his time there this August and Septmeber sent this highly enthusiastic report: In summer 2018 I was in Year 12, having never left my family for any longer than a week, only a fascination for […]

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Gunter Blobel benefactor of Dresden: Obituary

Günter Blobel was a talented teacher who could communicate complex ideas with clarity. In October 1999 Laura Maioglio, a New York restaurant owner, took a call for her husband, Günter Blobel. “Dr Blobel is sleeping,’’ she said. It was, after all, five o’clock in the morning. But the caller was insistent: “We have to speak […]

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