Florian Seitz, Deputy Head of Culture at the German Embassy in London, was the guest speaker at this year’s Neville Osborne memorial lecture on November 7th. His inspiring talk was entitled: “Why learn German today?” Over 120 students and staff from Bristol Grammar School (BGS) attended and the event was introduced by Dr Ann Kennard, Chair of Bristol Hannover Council (BHC). Neville, who died in 2002 aged 92, had been Head of Languages at BGS, and was a founder member of Bristol-Hannover Council. He first went to Germany in 1929 and retained his love of Germany in spite of the dreadful events of the Hitler period. His son John and daughter Judith were present at the lecture, and John gave the vote of thanks. This was the last Neville Osborne memorial lecture organised by the BHC and the Bristol Anglo-German Society in partnership with the school. It is hoped that a Neville Osborne scholarship can be set up to replace the annual lecture in the future.