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Professor Clare McManus explores the history of women’s performance in Shakespearean plays in a special article for the British Library to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death.
A collection of essays on the impact of the popular Grimms’ Tales in different countries published by a Roehampton academic and one of her former students has won an award from the USA-based Children’s Literature Association.
The University of Roehampton has become the exclusive Creative Partner for Barnes Children’s Literature Festival, London’s largest event dedicated to children’s writing.
Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) and the University of Roehampton have joined forces in a new partnership to support the organisation’s Homegrown Company. The programme connects young people with professional artists to create innovative pieces of theatre, which are then performed at Battersea Arts Centre in front of the public.
Multi-award winning poet and librettist David Harsent, who has been named as a judge for this year's Man Booker Prize, will speak about 'the raw truth of poetry' when he gives this year's Hopkins Lecture at the University of Roehampton.
More prisoners will benefit from the work of Prison Reading Groups as a new partnership with The Booker Prize Foundation is developed.
The former editor-in-chief of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, has been made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Roehampton, at its annual Winter graduation ceremony. The award is in recognition of his significant contribution to the journalism industry.
Roehampton’s role in London’s thriving arts and cultural scene has led to a new partnership with the world famous Southbank Centre and its Imagine Children’s Festival.
In the lead up to Christmas, a group of school pupils attended a workshop exploring the illustrations in Charles Dickens' much-loved festive tale A Christmas Carol with a Roehampton historical illustration expert.

The judges of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction have been announced this week, and include University of Roehampton professor, David Harsent.

The oldest known image of a Chartist rally has been uncovered by University of Roehampton professor Ian Haywood, after lying untouched in a sketchbook in the US Library of Congress for well over 100 years since it was drawn by a teenager in 1839.

The University’s Chancellor, Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson, has received a lifetime achievement award in recognition of her significant contribution to children’s enjoyment of reading around the world.

Love, interracial relationships and childhood trauma are all confronted head on in the debut novel by English Literature and Philosophy graduate Michelle Diana Lowe.

The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 has again ranked the University of Roehampton as the best modern university in London, after its annual league table was published yesterday.

The unique events of the Christmas Day truce in 1914 where British and German soldiers broke from fighting, and met in no-man’s land to swap presents and play football, has inspired a play by University of Roehampton graduate Alex Gwyther.

Poets with an idea are being encouraged to mark National Poetry Day today by starting work on a new poem to enter in the Ruskin Prize competition which will be awarded by the University of Roehampton’s Poetry Centre.

TS Eliot prize winning poet Professor David Harsent will be celebrating National Poetry Day by reading from his collection of poems, Night.
Roehampton’s Prison Reading Groups (PRG) was invited to a national roundtable discussion last week with Minister for Prisons Andrew Selous to explore ways of improving prisoner engagement with literacy.

The first full collection of poems by First World War nurse, Mary Borden, who set up her own field hospital on the front line at the Somme to treat injured soldiers, has been published 100 years after they were written.

The renowned Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on London's South Bank will play host to readings of poetry by internationally recognised writers this month, key among them Roehampton's TS Eliot Prize winner David Harsent.