Courses, lectures and speeches

Volkshochschule beider Basel
I am teaching at Volkshochschule, an adult education institution in Basel. Part II of my lecture on the history of Basel will start on January 7, 2010. The lecture, however, will be in german.
Short Speeches
I am a popular speaker at all kinds of events. In recent years, I have worked as emcee during evening receptions, adressed participants of congresses, commented river cruises and so on. Some of the topics were:
  • History of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Basel
  • Neighbourhoods: Kleinbasel, St. Alban-Vorstadt, Steinenvorstadt
  • Guilds and Guildhouses: Saffron, Schlüssel, Schmiedenzunft
  • Basel in 1855 (anniversary of the Institute of Pathology)
  • Short History of Switzerland

Prices on demand


Street names

"Bildungszeitung" is a newspaper made by intellectually disadvantaged people. They invited me to talk to them about the street names of Basel - and wrote a wonderful article (see picture above).