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Fifty high-achieving postgraduates are being offered the chance of a fully-funded PhD scholarship at the University of Roehampton, with opportunities in all 10 of the University’s academic departments currently available.

Celebrated children’s author, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, has revealed her favourite books to mark World Book Day today and to encourage people to enjoy learning about literature.

The three judges for the Roehampton Poetry Centre’s annual Roehampton Prize have been announced, as the Centre’s Director issues a call to publishers to submit poetry collections for this prestigious book of the year award.
Sixth formers visiting the University of Roehampton for their Offer Day on 18 February will have the chance to pick up a personalised poem during their visit, thanks to the Poetry Takeaway – an innovative project encouraging young people to get to grips with verse.
The inaugural winner of the Ruskin Prize for Poetry, which was judged by TS Eliot prize winner David Harsent, has been announced by the Roehampton Poetry Centre, based at the University of Roehampton in London.

Lovers of literature in south west London will find a bigger and better festival on their doorsteps from next year, after the University of Roehampton agreed a three year partnership with Wimbledon BookFest.

A striking collection of poems called Fire Songs by Roehampton’s Professor of Creative Writing, David Harsent, has won the renowned TS Eliot Prize, one of the most admired in the poetry world.

The Roehampton Poetry Centre at the University of Roehampton in London announced today [Thursday 15th January] the shortlist for its inaugural Ruskin Poetry Prize. The Ruskin Prize is an open competition established to commend a single work of an author’s poetry.
Star of Smack the Pony, I’m Alan Partridge, and Miranda, Sally Phillips visited Roehampton to share tips with ‘the next generation of sketch writers’ in her seminar entitled ‘Smacking the Pony and Flogging a Dead Horse’.

A striking collection of poems called Fire Songs, by Roehampton professor David Harsent has been shortlisted for the renowned TS Eliot Prize, one of the most admired in the poetry world.

The High Court in London has overturned a controversial Government ban on books being sent to prisoners from their friends and families. A judge described the decision by the Ministry of Justice as ‘unlawful’.

An exclusive group of 30 students, and two local writers, have taken part in a masterclass with multi-million selling children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson at the University of Roehampton, learning how to create an appealing children’s story.

A group of Creative Writing MA students were treated to a private view of the comic exhibition, Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women, followed by an exclusive workshop led by exhibitions curator, Sarah Lightman.

The poets who brought the First World War to life for generations of young people were remembered and their contributions debated at the Imperial War Museum in central London in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday.

A line up of expert authors including Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson will be leading public masterclasses in creative writing at the University of Roehampton during November, as part of a series of events aimed at bringing Wandsworth people into closer contact with the University.

Leading children’s author Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson has been confirmed as the new Chancellor of the University of Roehampton, a ceremonial role she said she was ‘honoured’ to accept.

A free festival showcasing the memories, joys, tastes and academic study of food is to be held at the University of Roehampton in mid-November, and Wandsworth residents are being invited to sign up and join in.

The start of term has seen a number of exciting projects for the Roehampton Poetry Centre, including reading series and the launch of an open poetry competition.

The University of Roehampton is the top new university in London according to the Sunday Times, which published its Good University Guide at the weekend.

Wimbledon’s annual BookFest starts on Friday 3 October, with a host of talented authors, poets and speakers set to illuminate the town for the next 10 days. They include Alexander McCall Smith, Shami Chakrabarti, Faisal Islam and James Naughtie.