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Creating an app to explain a historic London monument, launching reading groups in prisons and helping people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease to dance has secured three University of Roehampton staff a place in the finals of a national awards.

English and Creative Writing PhD student derek beaulieu has been named Calgary’s Poet Laureate and celebrated his appointment by projecting his poem, Prose of the Trans-Canada, on the Calgary Tower.
The University of Roehampton will host an event as part of the Being Human festival (15-23 November), the UK’s first national festival of the humanities. The event is made possible by a grant from the festival organisers, the School of Advanced Study, University of London and is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.
Award winning authors Adam Foulds and Iain Sinclair are offering eight lucky writers exclusive one to one tutorials. 
The University of Roehampton in conjunction with the Guild of St George, are pleased to announce that Professor Dinah Birch will deliver the inaugural Whitelands Ruskin lecture on Wednesday 14 May at 6pm. The topic will be Thinking Through the Past: John Ruskin and the Whitelands College May Festival.

The University of Roehampton has today unveiled a new series of videos providing a glimpse into undergraduate life.

The Trouble with Parallel Universes is the first publication from the University of Roehampton’s own printing press, Fincham Press.
The University of Roehampton is offering three bursaries to support students to attend this year’s British Science Festival.
Dr Andy Kesson discusses John Lyly and the theatres of Shakespearean London
For Dr Jane Carroll, “landscape” is not just a place, or the setting for a story; it is a whole way of understanding the world.2nd year English Literature student Robbie Hand talks to Dr Jane Carroll about her research and teaching.

The noted scholar and former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams will deliver the second annual Hopkins Lecture on Wednesday 26 March.

Dr Shelley Trower of the Department of English and Creative Writing has been awarded £356,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dame Jacqueline Wilson as its new Chancellor. She will succeed current Chancellor, John Simpson in August 2014.
The University of Roehampton will be the exclusive Higher Education Partner for Wimbledon Bookfest 2014, one of the fastest growing literature festivals in the UK.

Roehampton lecturer, Adam Foulds will host his first masterclass: “Inventing People – Creating Characters for Fiction” on Wednesday 26 February.

In 2014 the University of Roehampton proudly launched “Hopkins Celebrated” – a series of events to honour the Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins. Hopkins spent his novitiate as a Jesuit priest at Manresa House, now the home of Whitelands College, and later returned for a while to teach. 

The Roehampton Poetry Centre begin their reading series with readings from Sean O’Brien and Robin Robertson.
The Department of English and Creative Writing announce the availability of AHRC Studentships through the TECHNE Partnership

Today [25 November] marks the beginning of #Roeactivism, a campaign led by the Department of Social Sciences and the Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research, to raise awareness of human rights issues that Roehampton students are passionate about.

News update from Wimbledon Bookfest 2013 and the Short Story Competition