Humanities Graduate School

Humanities Graduate School

Based on Avenue Campus, the Humanities Graduate School runs programmes and activities across the humanities disciplines

The Graduate School runs the following:

Wolfson Foundation Scholars

Southampton University is one of nine UK universities selected by the Wolfson Foundation for the support of Postgraduate Research. Follow the link to find out more about the Wolfson Foundation and its scholars.

The South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership

The South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and offers studentships for postgraduate research in the Arts and Humanities.

Key facts

Humanities Graduate School has over 600 Graduate students

Our Graduates have gone into a range of careers including academia, the civil service and IBM

Christopher Lewis

Christopher Lewis


Congratulations to PGR student Christopher Lewis on the release of his new CD with Naxos, of all French or French influenced music from the 20th century on a newly restored revival harpsichord from the 1930's under the Naxos label:

20th Century Harpsichord Music

'One of the pioneers of the 20th-century resurrection of interest in the harpsichord was the great virtuoso Wanda Landowska who assisted in the development of a harpsichord built by Pleyel of Paris. Performing on a 1930s Pleyel harpsichord, Christopher Lewis has chosen a programme of 20th-century works by French or French-based composers. Poulenc’s colourful Suite française is followed by Françaix’s exciting and previously unrecorded Deux Pièces. Martinů’s lyricism and intensity of expression can be heard in the Sonata and other pieces while Louis Durey’s piquant Dix Inventions is both a homage to Bach’s Two-Part Inventions and a work whose compositional technique is firmly rooted in the modern era'.

This joins a disc of harpsichord concertos released last year, and two further releases with Naxos are scheduled, one of the complete harpsichord works of American composer, Vincent Persichetti and another (linked to his PhD work here) of modern British harpsichord compositions, from a CDA-funded project sponsored by both The National Trust.

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Contact Us

The current Humanities PGR representative is Jennie Arnold. If you have any questions or concerns, please email her. 

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