Andrew Zurcher

Andrew Zurcher


Dr Andrew Zurcher is Director of Studies in English at Queen’s College, Cambridge, and one of the world’s foremost authorities on the works of Spenser, Sidney and Shakespeare.

Twelve Nights is his debut novel, and the first in a planned trilogy. It was published by Penguin Random House Children’s Books in April 2018.


Andrew Zurcher @andrewzurcher

If you welcome corrupt liars into the public space, corruption & lies quickly become the norm. Honest politicians have two options: call it out, whatever the cost, or be complicit. Shamefully, many Tories seem set to follow the example of the Republican Party & choose complicity.

This sickening and disturbing nonsense just came through my letterbox. It’s long past time to mobilise.

Really excited to be at @margaretlitvin 's talk on 'Adapting to the new world market: Arab/ic theatremakers, classic texts' -- 'let them say of Ur that it was a city that raised its walls to the sky, but kept its doors open...' (Sulayman Al-Bassam, Ur). Amazing stuff.

Good to see @sargemike on the doorstep just now canvassing for @UKLabour. Less good to see Labour still failing us on Europe, and trying to scare us with the prospect of Farage. If we really don’t want the Brexit party (and we don’t), how about taking a stand against Brexit?

Just a shout of pride & confidence in my ace daughter @unamurphy8 who begins her IB examinations tomorrow. These examinations lie like great mountains on a long road, & the pass between them has at times been dusty, & hot.

Put some faith in your force, kid, and don't be faint.

The only UK politician actually talking sense.

Nearly 3 years on and Brexit is still sapping all the energy from Whitehall -- preventing real and pressing crises in housing, hospitals, schools, crime and the climate from being addressed.

Meanwhile poll after poll shows a majority now want to Remain.