Freethinker dismissed – Hans Bernoulli on his 140th birthday

Freethinker dismissed – Hans Bernoulli on his 140th birthday

A nasty Christmas surprise lurked in the letter box of Hans Bernoulli, an adjunct professor of urban design at ETH Zurich, on 24 December 1938. The President of the Swiss School Board had written to inform him that his lectureship was to end with the conclusion of the winter Read more

In the land of pyramids and mosques. The Swiss civil engineer Charles Andreae in Egypt

In the land of pyramids and mosques. The Swiss civil engineer Charles Andreae in Egypt

After the Kingdom of Egypt had formally achieved independence in 1922, the Egyptian government tried to suppress British influence in the country. In 1928, as part of these efforts, in 1928 the government requested the Swiss Federal Council to send an ETH professor Read more