The frequent lunches organised by romance language students (studying French and/or Italian) on the fifth floor of the Von Zedlitz building, which many of the teachers also attended, were a pleasant moment to get together and also practice our foreign language(s).
Likewise, the several plays put on by the French society students in the university theatre (I remember in particular the Malade Imaginaire by Molière) were great moments. The Italian lecturer David Groves also directed some plays in Italian which I took part in (the Grande Pantomima by Dario Fo was a great production – I can still remember some of my lines!).
All in all a great atmosphere in those two departments and excellent relations between the teachers and students.