Round Table meetings are evening events where Academy members give scientific talks on varying subjects that are then followed by an informal debate and exchange of ideas. They take place regularly on the 3rd Monday of the month. During semester breaks, the event does not take place.
On occassion, Round Tables are held in the form of an excursion with on-site lectures. In the past, , some of the places visited were: The Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and JGUâs Faculty 06: Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies in Germersheim.
Once a year, the Round Table meeting takes the format of a joint event in cooperation with the Gutenberg Research College (GRC). At this event, both members of the Academy and the College, as well as guest speakers, discuss various areas of research and scientific practice.
The Gutenberg Academy will soon establish a similar joint event in cooperation with the Gutenberg Teaching Council (GTC), where participants discuss aspects of good teaching, as well as the compatibility of teaching and research.
In contrast to the normal organizational meetings, the Round Table offers a forum for active and former Academy members to get together. This provides an opportunity for alumni to remain in contact with the Academy and its members and to contribute to shaping the Round Table by giving guest talks, for example.