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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.

Poets across London are being encouraged to mark National Poetry Day on Thursday 2 October by starting work on a new poem to enter for the inaugural Ruskin Prize which has been launched by the University of Roehampton’s Poetry Centre.

Poets seeking greater exposure for their work are being called on to submit a new poem for the inaugural Ruskin Prize which has been launched by the University of Roehampton’s Poetry Centre.

Planning permission has been granted for the University of Roehampton’s new £30million landmark library and accommodation buildings, after a unanimous vote in favour by Wandsworth Council’s planning committee last night.

Three celebrated authors will take part in a Desert Island Discs style event when they share the books they would take to the proverbial uninhabited island with audiences at this year’s Wimbledon Book Festival.

Roehampton’s students have given the University a resounding show of support and graded it ‘first class’ in the National Student Survey, with overall the best ever results being recorded this year.

Outstanding poets and researchers David Harsent, Fiona Sampson and Paul O’Prey will illuminate Wimbledon’s BookFest in October, when they share favourite works including war poetry with audiences, it has just been confirmed.

A host of big name speakers are set to illuminate Wimbledon later this year at the town’s expanding annual BookFest, which the University of Roehampton is a key partner in.

An expert in Muslim law, an eminent professor of American culture, and a man who has dedicated his life to protecting endangered species have been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Roehampton.
More than 2,500 students will graduate from the University of Roehampton with degrees from Dance to Human Resources Management today and tomorrow, and for the first time ever, they will be graduating at the Royal Festival Hall, on the world-famous South Bank.
A total of 92 per cent of full-time first degree graduates from the University of Roehampton were in work or further study six months after finishing their courses, a figure higher than almost any other university in London, according to the latest data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

New figures show Roehampton is the safest inner London university, after nationwide research highlighted low levels of crime within a three mile radius of the campus.

A new collection of some of the most poignant poetry from World War One challenges the notion that all poems by soldiers and nurses at the time were of an anti-war sentiment.

Organising reading groups for prisoners in more than 30 jails across the UK has secured a category win in a national awards ceremony for University of Roehampton academics Jenny Hartley and Sarah Turvey.