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EnglishPart of Humanities


English is much more than just reading books. Our research and teaching moves from the early middle ages to the twenty first century, and involves lively discussion of images, maps, films, performances and the nuances of language, as well as a rich variety of different kinds of written texts.

We are an energetic, friendly and highly creative department, and convey our passion for our subject through talks and workshops with school students and teachers, through mounting specific courses and study days for those returning to education more informally, and through work with public and cultural organisations across the UK and the world.

We work with schools and colleges through talks and visits, workshops and events, as part of established programmes like TEAtime and Speakers for Schools, or through individually-tailored one-off arrangements.

Our Public Engagement is wide ranging, and often reflects the depth and variety of our research and projects. We do public talks, broadcast via television, radio and podcast, curate exhibitions, work with theatres and playwrights, artists, musicians, digital media specialists, libraries, and museums.

We also engage in a vibrant programme of Lifelong Learning activities and study days, usually in collaboration with other staff in the Faculty of Humanities and the wider University. 

For more information on our outreach activities contact Professor Linda Williams.


Listen to Dr Alice Hunt's podcast on Tudor coronations for the Historic Royal Palaces series.

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