ES Alumni Colloquia

The ES Alumni Colloquia take place in late August (Archive). They are aimed especially at Gymnasium teachers, but of course open to all former students.

Members of the Alumni Chapter English Studies can attend the ES Alumni Colloquia free of charge. For non-members, the fee is CHF 100.-

Note: All fees and donations will go to the ES Alumni Student Fund.

ES Alumni Colloquia 2020

The ES Alumni Colloquia 2021 take place on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 (Plattenstrasse 47, room PLH-5).

Those wishing to participate can register via email (by Tuesday, August 10, 2021). Note: places are limited!

The ES Alumni Colloquia are free of charge for members of UZH Alumni English Studies. (To join UZH Alumni English Studies, go to

The ES Alumni Colloquia are also open to non-Alumni (registration fee: CHF 100.-).

Late registration is possible, but costs an additional CHF 50.- (for both Alumni Chapter members and non-Alumni).

6.30 p.m. Welcome
6.45 p.m. Session 1 - Linguistics

Dr. Eva Zehentner: "Why language change? Cultural versus cognitive factors in the history of English'"

7.45 p.m. Break
8.00 p.m Session 2 - Literature
Hannah Schoch, M.A.: "Objectivity, Relativism, Pluralism, Situated Knowledge: A Brief Outline of Philosophical Positions for Teaching in the 21st Century"
9.00 p.m. Drinks reception