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Whilst known for her Just William stories, it is Richmal Crompton's other, less well known novels focusing on woman and experiences of disability that Honorary Research Fellow Dr Jane McVeigh will give a public lecture about at the annual Just William Meeting on April 8th at the University of Roehampton.

Leading female characters were commonplace in plays before Shakespeare, reveals academic Dr Andy Kesson on PRI's The World Radio on Friday 24th February.

Darren Shan, author of the Cirque du Freak series and alumnus of Roehampton shares how his time at university inspired his writing, and his advice on writing as a career.

Stephen Jarvis, author of the critically acclaimed Death and Mr Pickwick is to become an Honorary Research Fellow in the department of English and Creative Writing. 

Discussing her poetry and work in mental health hospitals, Professor Fiona Sampson MBE will be featured on this Friday’s Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4. 

James Davies, a minimalist poet and PhD research student in the Department of English and Creative Writing, is set to have his book-length poem stack and accompanying thesis published by one of the UK's most prestigious poetry publishers, Carcanet Press.

Congratulations to Professor Fiona Sampson, Professor of Poetry at the University of Roehampton, who has been appointed a Member of the British Empire in the New Year's Honours list for her services to literature and the literary community.

Professor Nicki Humble, Professor of English Literature, will appear on BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme at 12:30pm on Sunday 18th December, and again on Monday 19th December at 3:30pm. 

Fiona Sampson, Professor of Poetry at the University of Roehampton, will be featured on BBC Radio 4's programme The Echo Chamber on Sunday 4th December at 4:30pm.

PhD student Kim Gilchrist's new play 'Forgiving Shakespeare' celebrates the 400th anniversary of the death of both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes.

A host of leading writers and academics from the University of Roehampton look set to captivate audiences for the tenth annual Wimbledon BookFest, which begins this month on Wimbledon Common.
For the second year running, the University of Roehampton has joined forces with The Booker Prize Foundation to distribute over 3,000 free copies of a contemporary fictional novel as part of the RoeReads initiative.
The Department of English and Creative Writing have hosted the European team behind Poetry House Live as they prepare to make their debut at the Kings Place in September.
Professor Fiona Sampson will deliver the inaugural Wellcome Trust Mike White Memorial Lecture, ‘A Speaking Likeness: poetry within health and social care’.
Dr Mary L. Shannon from the Department of English and Creative Writing met Ian Hislop in his Private Eye office to discuss press freedom, the importance of images in the Romantic and early Victorian period and his new radio play, ‘Trial by Laughter’.
Senior Lecturer in creative writing and fiction, Dr James Smythe has been shortlisted for the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award, given for the best science fiction novel first published in the UK.
The Roehampton Poetry Centre at the University of Roehampton is delighted to announce the winner of the second annual Roehampton Poetry Prize.
University of Roehampton has retained its position as the highest ranked modern university in London in the results of the Complete University Guide 2017.

Proving there is much more to Tudor and Elizabethan drama than Shakespeare is the focus of an extensive study launched by a Roehampton academic.

In preparation for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the University of Roehampton has digitised a series of prints depicting scenes from plays such as As You Like It, The Tempest and Hamlet.