News (Archive: 2014)

Graduation Ceremony Feb 7, 2014

The graduation ceremony for all those who have passed their exams since summer will take place on the 7th of February 2014 in the old auditorium (Alte Aula, Grabengasse 1). The Anglisten-Chor will provide a ceremonial musical backdrop and there will be a champagne reception in the Bel Etage afterwards.

Entrance Examination Summer 2014

The admission exam (BA & state examination candidates) for English Studies (Anglistik) for the summer term of 2014 will take place on February, 14th at 10 am. Location: Heuscheuer, Große Mantelgasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg.

Choirs from Cambridge and Heidelberg

In April 2014 the Anglistenchor will host the Choir of Gonville and Caius College, one of the best known choirs in Heidelberg’s partner city, Cambridge. The two choirs will perform together at a service in St. Peter’s church on the morning of April 13 and again at a concert later that day in the University of Heidelberg’s Great Hall. In 2015, the Choir of Gonville and Caius College will return the favor by hosting the Anglistenchor for a joint concert in Cambridge featuring a capella works by German and English composers, including Brahms, Elgar, Bach and Mendelssohn.

An Ideal Husband

Don't miss the final summer production by the Schauspielgruppe

An Ideal Husband
—a comedy by Oscar Wilde—

directed by Jonas Hock

When? June 20 21 22 24 27 28 @ 8 pm (20:00 Uhr)
Where? Theater im Romanischen Keller, Seminarstr. 3
Tickets: 8 Euro / 6 Euro
Reservations via email:


Summer Excursion to Budapest

This summer, the English Department is organizing a student excursion to Budapest, Hungary. We will attend the international conference Cognitive Explorations Into Metaphor and Metonymy VI - Metaphor, Discourse and Context, held at the Department of American Studies of Heidelberg's partner university ELTE. Prior to the conference, there will be a poster session where selected student projects can be presented. The excursion is subsidized by Qualitätssicherungsmittel. For registration, please contact Ms Vogelbacher.

Entrance Examination Winter 2014/15

The admission exam (BA & state examination candidates) for English Studies (Anglistik) for the winter term of 2014/15 will take place on July, 31st. Location: Heuscheuer, Große Mantelgasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg. The exam will take place in the morning (beginning at 9:30 am). The Zentrale Universitätsverwaltung (ZUV) will inform you individually about your exact time slot.


Shakespeare's 450th Birthday!

450 years have passed since William Shakespeare's birth in Stratford-upon-Avon – and his works are still very much alive and kicking. In recent years there has also been a growing interest in the plays of his contemporaries. Both tendencies are reflected in this year’s excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon, which is aptly entitled "Shakespeare and His Contemporaries".


Buried musical treasures of the late Romantic in England and Germany: Anglistenchor concert on November 8 and 9 in the Peterskirche

The program of the next Anglistenchor concert focuses on the late Romantic. A relatively unknown but intriguing piece by Arnold Mendelssohn, a cousin of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's, sets the stage for Herbert Howells' uniquely English eulogy for American president John F. Kennedy. Works by English composers Ralph Vaughan Williams and C.H.H. Parry round out the a capella portion of the program. Bach's motet, "Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf", is framed by two organ works by Max Reger, "Fantasia" und "Fuge über B-A-C-H", played by Stefan Göttelmann. The evening concludes with Max Reger's haunting "Nachtlied".


November 8th at 8:00 p.m. and November 9th at 5:00 p.m. in the Peterskirche Heidelberg

Advance tickets may be purchased at


First winter season production of the Schauspielgruppe des Anglistischen Seminars

Alan Ayckbourn's FlatSpin
Performances: 29./30. November & 3. - 6. December at 8pm
Theater im Romanischen Keller
Reservations: &
Rosie has had no job, no relationship, and no sex for quite a while. Suddenly fortune seems to be on her side again when she meets her attractive neighbour, Sam. But when Rosie tells him a simple little lie, things rapidly start spinning out of control. FlatSpin is a hilarious comedy by Alan Ayckbourn about wrong decisions, big consequences, and how to make gnocchi.


Website: A-Z list

The website of the English Studies Department offers a lot more than just an overview of its programs and requirements. The A-Z list (on the bottom right of each page) gives you quick access to essential information on everything from A as in "Application" to W as in "Writing Resources Center", including direct links to relevant websites and entries in the Student Handbook. Can't find the term you were looking for? Send us your suggestions at

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