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


‘Denying modern slavery victims protection on the basis of how they arrived in Britain “is not compatible with the European Convention Against Trafficking nor the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR)”’ - former independent anti-slavery commissioner.

@a_webb @secrettory12 There is no huge influx. We take far fewer refugees than other major European countries. This is just an immeasurably cruel policy directed at the most vulnerable people in language that is not dissimilar to that used by Germany in the 30s, and I’m out of order?

I applaud @GaryLineker for his compassion and support for vulnerable people, particularly refugees.
Thank you, Gary.

World becomes briefly conscious of the UK. “WTF?” says world. Shakes head. Returns to ignoring small and insignificant island state.

Refugees, inexplicably, continue to arrive anyway.

A tiny bit of good news.

When we find ourselves treating baby formula like single malt whiskey, putting it behind the counter so desperate people don’t steal it, we are really telling ourselves we are a failed society.

Writing of Eve's and Adam's fall in Book IX of Paradise Lost, a student laments that, once they have tasted, 'excess runts rampant'. I dare you to do better on a public platform.

500,000 workers on strike tomorrow.

RT if you support every single one of them.

It's better not to if you don't have to split the infinitive.

Doing some gluing with Prynne and Wagner.

Cambridge friends: Please consider supporting the Cambridge Community Kitchen. There are a lot of hungry people out there, and out there is only just right here.

And now the 'Johnson pulls out' jokes can begin.

You know how you're supposed to let your worst enemy prune your roses for you? Russia's take on Liz Truss is spot on.

The UK is an elevator in free-fall, and the Tories are having a fight inside about who gets to push the buttons.

A chiropractor told me this morning that I should take a teaspoon of manuka honey before meals and “allow it to dissolve in your mouth”. I like this as a periphrasis for eating. From now on I will not eat, but allow my mouth to become a magical chamber of dissolving.

The Tories now have no credibility on the environment. No Tory. At all.

Just surprised myself by finding a book I was looking for. Now going to sit down and rest.

The bold action everyone wants from this government. Full of authority and mandate, drunk with success, they have decided to *go after protesters*. Put this next to the “dinner party for grownups” — a guaranteed emetic. Happy days!