Invitation – Opening of the Aldous Huxley Centre Zurich




14:00 - 17:00



Hosted by
English Seminar UZH and the Aldous Huxley Centre Zurich

Huxley’s significance for teachers and students in the 21st century

Teachers of Swiss gymnasia, UZH staff, students and representatives of Zurich’s major literary institutions

Huxley Centre / Hull’s School

University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 59, Room RAA-G-01

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  • 14.00 – Words of welcome
    Robin Hull, Curator of the Aldous Huxley Centre Zurich
  • 14.05 – Words of welcome
    Professor Michael C. Frank, Head of the UZH English Seminar
  • 14.15 – What is the interest in Huxley internationally?
    Professor Bernfried Nugel, Dr Gerhard Wagner, Uwe Rasch, M.A. (Centre for Aldous Huxley Studies, University of Münster)
  • 14.45 – Why Huxley? What is in it for teenagers?
    Robin Hull, Aldous Huxley Centre Zurich
  • 15.15 – The Aldous Huxley Centre Zurich and what it offers gymnasia and university students; the Huxley Club
    Robin Hull, Aldous Huxley Centre Zurich
  • 15.30 – Artists and specialists involved in the Huxley Centre share their impressions
    Renato V. Compostella (paintings of Aldous Huxley and his friends), Gintars Krumholcs (life-size bronze sculpture of Huxley), Philip Garpebring (audio guide), Lars Kooymans (website), Stefan Jekic, M.A. student UZH (designing the Centrifugal Bumblepuppy)
  • 15.45 – Coffee break
  • 16.15 – Panel discussion followed by questions from the audience. Focus: Why read Huxley? Why read Brave New World? How to interest the young in reading?
    Panel of Hull’s School students, members of the Huxley Club, questions from the audience
  • 17.00 – Closing remarks
    Robin Hull, Aldous Huxley Centre Zurich

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After the closing remarks, Hull’s school students will escort delegates to the Aldous Huxley Centre in Falkenstrasse 28a, where there will be a brief inaugural ceremony, refreshments and an opportunity to explore the exhibition. Huxley’s Library and the Brave New World Rooms at Seehofstrasse 6 (close by the Falkenstrasse building) can also be visited.

  • 17.45–18.00
    Formal opening of the Aldous Huxley Centre Zurich, Falkenstrasse 28a
    (Robin Hull, Professor Bernfried Nugel)
  • 18.15–20.00
    Drinks reception; groups will be shown around by student guides (Huxley Club members)

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University of Zurich
University of Zurich
Rämistrasse 59, Room RAA-G-01, 8001 Zurich


Robin Hull, lic.phil. Dip RSA
Robin Hull, lic.phil. Dip RSA

Huxley Centre / Hull's School


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