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 occasion, 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 JGU’s Faculty 06: Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies in Germersheim.
As a way to support young scientists, the Gutenberg Academy sees itself closely linked to JGU, the Gutenberg Research College (GRC), Gutenberg Council for Young Research (GYR) and the Gutenberg Teaching Council (GTC), which were established to improve teaching and research. At the same time, several senior members of the Academy are also members of the GTC or the GRC. With this in mind, a cooperation event between the Gutenberg Academy and GRC and GTC takes place once a year. Selected topic areas in science and academia are discussed, depending on the chosen focus.
In contrast to the Academy’s normal meetings, the Round Table meetings provide a space for both active and alumni members to get together and maintain contact and play a role in the organization through the guest lectures.