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Summer on Campus

What do lecturers do over the summer? Well, apart from taking a holiday and planning next year’s teaching, the summer is a chance to catch up on some research. Carrying out research is what gives academics the expertise to teach at a high…

Vampire Theatre Trip

The University funded a theatre trip to the Everyman in Cheltenham for first year English students to watch the world premiere of a brand-new stage adaptation of the classic thriller Dracula. Described as “emotionally fulfilling, utterly terrifying, spellbindingly…

The English Literature Society visits Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Our English Literature Society is run by students, for students. In June, the Society closed the year with a very special visit to Shakespeare’s Globe. Co-President Anne Johnstone (Class of 2018) reports on a memorable day.

Japanese high school students visit for a lecture and tour

Thirty-seven students from a high school in Tokyo visited the Francis Close Hall campus for a lecture on ecolinguistics by Arran Stibbe, and an activity tour of campus led by Rowan Middleton and Charlotte Dover. The lecture described…

English makes a splash at the University Festival 2018

The annual University Festival offers everyone the chance to step away from teaching, learning and, yes, marking, and to take part in some exciting events. As usual, the School was well represented, from the Being Human postgraduate conference…

Congratulations to English staff!

Staff Awards 2018 Congratulations to: Nikki Rivers and Paul Innes, who have been shortlisted for the Best Academic Feedback Award. Jonathan Marshall, shortlisted for Most Innovative Teaching Style Everyone who teaches on the Introduction to English module, which…

International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018

With worldwide movements in support of the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns against sexual harassment and abuse, on-going debates about ways to reduce the gender pay gap in #PressforProgress, and the centenary of women’s parliamentary franchise in the UK,…

Undergraduate student researchers take centre stage on Dissertation Day

On 24 January the School of Liberal and Performing Arts’s first Dissertation Day brought together third year students from across the courses to present their work in progress, to share expertise and ideas, to engage students and members…

Graduation Day

The Class of 2016 English Language and Linguistics students graduated on the 24th of November at the Cheltenham Racecourse. Despite the cold, everyone was very excited to be there. Hats flew into the air, and people caught up…

Weather-world

Arran Stibbe has published a teaching ‘story’, Living in the Weather-World: reconnection as a path to sustainability, as part of a European Union funded Erasmus+ programme. The story uses ecolinguistics, ecocriticism, photography and embodied experience to encourage students…