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English Department Anniversary: Celebrating 125 Years

Anniversary: Celebrating 125 Years

We are proud to present our 125-year-anniversary program - and invite you to join the celebrations!

Main Events

Lecture Series "Shakespeare Today" - from Thu, February 25, 2016 - 6.15 p.m.

Main Ceremony - Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 7 p.m. (Aula)

Midsummer Night's Ball - Canceled


Shakespeare Festival

April 2 - July 2, 2016 - for more information, including the complete festival program, visit the Shakespeare Festival Website.

Additional Anniversary Events

Please consult the online overview or download the PDF version of the anniversary program:

English Department Anniversary Program (PDF, 129 KB)

For queries or additional information, please contact the anniversary team.

Alumni Chapter English Studies

Information about the Alumni Chapter English Studies (est. May 2016) is available at To become a member, simply fill in the form on the Alumni UZH website.

Weiterführende Informationen


(1) "Shakespeare Today"

      from Thu, Feb 25, 2016 - 6.15 p.m.

(2) Main Ceremony

      Tue, May 10, 2016 - 7 p.m.

(3) Midsummer Night's Ball


British Council

The Zurich Shakespeare Festival and the event Queer Shakespeare@Pink Apple are generously supported by the British Council and Shakespeare Lives.

Shakespeare Lives


April 2-June 25, 2016

provisional cover

History of English Studies at UZH

by former UZH President, Prof. em. Dr. Andreas Fischer. The book is now available at the English Department Library. More information on the book is available on the publisher's website.


Buchpräsentation: Kompass zur Altersbelletristik der Gegenwart

Tue, February 23, 2016 - 6.30 p.m.

Lecture Series "Shakespeare Today"

weekly from: Thu, February 25, 2016 - 6.15 p.m.

125 Years of Research: Selection of Publications (ES Library)

ongoing from: March 1, 2016

Introduction to The Tempest at Theater Winterthur

Tue, March 15, 2016 - 6.45 p.m.

Marathon Reading of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Sat, March 19, 2016 - 9 a.m.

One-Day Reading of John Milton's Paradise Lost

Sat, April 16, 2016 - 8 a.m.

Queer Shakespeare @ Pink Apple

Tuesday, May 3 - 7 p.m.

Main Ceremony

Tue, May 10, 2016 - 7 p.m.

Midsummer Night's Ball


Spanish and English in Contact: World Languages in Interaction

Mon, June 27-29, 2016

Zurich Workshop on the Anglosphere

Friday, September 2, 2016

(only invited guests)

Presentation: Book Project Imaginary Wanderings

Tue, Sept 27, 2016 - 7 p.m.

Dada+Zurich in Anglophone Literatures

Tue, Oct 4, 2016 - 7.45 p.m.

Film: Bill (dir. Richard Bracewell, 2015)


Parallax Viewing: An Experiment

Wed, Oct 12, 2016 - 6.30 p.m.