Germanic Studies Teachathon a Great Success for Tsunami Fund

Posted on: 18 February 2005

A 24 hour “Teachathon” in aid of the Tsunami Disaster Fund in the Department of Germanic Studies raised over €6,115. Staff and students participated in lectures, seminars, tutorials, language classes (including two hours of beginners’ Dutch at 3am on Saturday!), films, drama rehearsals and performances ran throughout the night and day in the department. Much of the work focused on themes and issues relating to natural disasters such as the tsunami. Over 80 students lasted to the final session on Saturday evening which finished up at 6pm. Lecturers Katrin Eberbach and Thomas Müeller, who came up with the idea of the teachathon, organized the event and also persuaded local caterers to donate food and soft drinks to sustain those taking part.