Daniel Andrle

* 1997


The Děčín Grammar School, Open Gate Grammar School (graduated in 2016)


The University of Edinburgh, U.K., a four-year MA course in German and English Languages (beginning 2016)



Favourite subjects

Czech, English, German, History, and Visual Art


As far as my academic ambitions go, I am not opposed to the idea of working toward a doctorate in my field in the future. Whether I apply the knowledge gained in my studies in the practical or academic arena, I want to always find time for my original literary creations.

Interests and hobbies

In my spare time I focus on languages, literature and also experimenting with my own literary pursuits, in particular poetry. I never miss an opportunity to go see a theater play. I also like spending time with my family and friends.

Student resume

I come from Děčín, a small town situated next to the northern German border of my country, which could well be the reason for my affinity for Germanic languages.

I have spent most of my life so far in Děčín. After elementary school, I spent one year at the local grammar school and then transferred to Open Gate, where I was allowed to study for the next three years thanks to the kind support from The Kellner Family Foundation. I completed my Open Gate studies by successfully passing the International Baccalaureate exams. I also took part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program. During those three truly happy years, I discovered my passion for the beauty of the languages I was learning and their respective literatures thanks to the inspiring influence of my teachers.

Some sort of passion for language and reading has been part of my life since the elementary school, but it was not until Open Gate that I decided to succumb to this compulsion when weighing the options for my future academic direction. This is also why I chose The University of Edinburgh, which has earned a reputation as a prestigious educational institution during its long history.

Daniel Andrle

All articles

28. February 2021

The End Is Near

So it truly is. The end is inexorably and with a little bit of luck also unavoidably approaching....

17. November 2020

The beginning of the end

In my last entry – which (as must have been virtually impossible for any reader not to notice)...

6. August 2020

This time untitled

This will be no hugely engrossing article. Definitely not an original one. Nor lengthy.

28. February 2020


It is with complete awareness of how downright stereotypically the (seemingly single) awfully...

29. November 2019

Somewhat closer to home

The third year of my studies in Edinburgh means a rather substantial change: I am to spend...

1. July 2018

Another year has passed

Here we go again. Once again, for the second time, I set out to write about the conclusion...

1. March 2018

Winter takes its toll

Before I irreversibly dive into a first truly proper paragraph of this sorry piece of writing...

17. November 2017

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This year’s summer holiday that followed the end of my first...

3. July 2017

Oh, my lovely home that I hold so dear…

… here I am, here I stand before thee! And you before me. ‘Twas...

3. March 2017

Various Kafkas

At the very end of both the first and last of my articles (which in fact is one and the same),...

16. November 2016

Here we go…

One would expect that it wouldn’t take such a disproportionate amount of time. Maybe just a...

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