Friday 20 May 2016 -
10:00 to 15:45

Sign up for our live webinar dedicated to Shakespeare’s sonnet number 116 to commemorate 400 years since the death of the Bard of Avon. During our 45 minute long webinar you will find out:

  • History of the sonnets
  • Main idea behind sonnet 116
  • The language used by Shakespeare ”translated” into modern English
  • Reader's personal  reaction to the work.

The webinar will be facilitated by our colleague Neil Winston, English Partnerships Development Manager.

Date: 20 May 2016 

Duration: 45 minutes

Time: 10-10.45, 13-13.45 and 15-15.45 (Astana time)


If you want to participate in our webinar, please send us an e-mail with “Free webinar on Shakespeare’s 116 sonnet” in the subject line and the time of the webinar. After your e-mail is received we will send you the registration link and further instructions. 

The webinar will be conducted in English language only, without translation into Russian or Kazakh. 

Please note that there is a limited number of seats. 

Sonnet 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments. Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove:

O no! it is an ever-fixed mark

That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

It is the star to every wandering bark,

Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.

Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks

Within his bending sickle's compass come:

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,

But bears it out even to the edge of doom. 

If this be error and upon me proved,

I never writ, nor no man ever loved.