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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.
A ground-breaking conference at Roehampton on the relationship between two of history's most remarkable speculative thinkers – Charles and Erasmus Darwin – is being led by academics from the University’s Department of English and Creative Writing.
Nicholas Cross, Charlotte Marigot and Sean Wai Keung, two Drama, Theatre and Performance and one Creative Writing alumni are to debut their first professional play, ‘DARK MATTER’, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival throughout August. 
An award of £15k from the Department for Education (DfE) has been granted for a study into the impact of funding on the attainment of children with additonal needs.

Celebrations and expectations for future employment are top of the agenda for 1,900 students who have graduated from the University of Roehampton this week.

Celebrations, gowns and mortarboards will be the order of the day when 1,900 students graduate from the University of Roehampton, in ceremonies at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank on Monday and Tuesday.

The ninth annual Wimbledon BookFest is back this autumn bringing the worlds of literature, the arts, popular culture, film and sport to Wimbledon Common for 10 days in October.

Wimbledon BookFest audiences this are set to be enthralled by a trio of leading writers from the University of Roehampton at this year's festival, which takes place in October, it has been confirmed this week.

A trio of leading writers from the University of Roehampton are set to enthral audiences at this year’s Wimbledon BookFest which takes place in October, the University has confirmed this week.

The Guardian University Guide 2016 has ranked Roehampton as the best modern university in London, the third major independent guide to do so in the last year.

TS Eliot Award winner and Roehampton lecturer Professor David Harsent premiered a new poem this week, commissioned by the Friends of Richmond Park, at an event introduced by Roehampton Honorary Graduate Sir David Attenborough.

The latest opera created by acclaimed composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle with a libretto by Roehampton professor, David Harsent, will open as part of a double bill at the world-famous Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden on Thursday, for a six-performance run.

TS Eliot prize winning poet, David Harsent, Chairman of the University’s Roehampton Poetry Centre, will premiere his new libretto, The Cure, at Aldeburgh Festival on Friday 12 June.

Two substantial works of poetry have shared the first ever £5,000 Roehampton Poetry Prize awarded by the University of Roehampton, after their authors were jointly selected by judges as the best books of the year.