Category: Cheltenham culture

Pacifists and Protesters Theatre Trip

English students recently went to see Pacifists and Protesters at the Parabola Arts Centre. The production brought to life the little-known story of suffragette and anti-war campaigner Alice Wheeldon, who was sent to prison during the First World War…

Induction Week diary: Friday

Francis Close Hall in the sunshine, early Induction week. It rained miserably today. But what did we care? We were indoors pursuing research. On Fridays of induction week Humanities students present the results of their findings in small…

English Literature students visit Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre during Induction week

Students of English Literature, and English Literature and Creative Writing, work and play hard during Induction week. The highlight is a visit to Cheltenham’s historic Everyman theatre. This gorgeous Victorian theatre runs a lively programme all year round…

All the world’s a stage

Cheltenham is a great town for lovers of the dramatic arts. The School of Humanities has long-standing partnerships with local theatres. Dr Rebecca Bailey, Senior Lecture in English Literature, and her students have been very busy lately on…

Robert Macfarlane delivers the Laurie Lee Memorial Lecture at the Cheltenham Lit Festival

 As usual, students and staff are enjoying a fortnight of all things literary, cultural and book-obsessed at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature. Yesterday something really special took place. Robert Macfarlane delivered the annual  Laurie Lee Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the…

The Odyssey at the Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham

Can Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey be performed? In 70 minutes? Find out at the Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham, this week. October 3 – 5 at 7:30.http://www.parabolaartscentre.co.uk/what-s-on-theatre-and-events/  

Our students investigate Cheltenham’s cultural delights

Induction week is over. We combine work and play as best we can, and try to get to know each other a little before classes begin. English Literature students and tutors enjoyed a visit to Cheltenham’s gorgeous Everyman…