Discussing her poetry and work in mental health hospitals, Professor Fiona Sampson MBE will be featured on this Friday’s Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.
Posted: 13 January 2017
Fiona Sampson, Professor of Poetry at the University of Roehampton, will be in conversation with Jenni Murray about her latest poetry collection, The Catch, her new book Lyric Cousins: Musical Form in Poetry, and her ground-breaking work with poetry in health care.
Professor Sampson was one of the pioneers in using poetry in institutions of care, such as hospitals, care homes and prisons. She has worked across the range of health authority care settings, undertaking several long-term residences in the 1990s.
She spoke in detail about the topic at the Wellcome Trust Inaugural Public Mike White Memorial lecture in the summer. Currently the Director of the Roehampton Poetry Centre, and editor of the international quarterly magazine POEM, Professor Sampson has published over twenty books.
You can catch the programme here on Friday 13th January at 10am.
Women and Disability in Just William author’s novels
Whilst known for her Just William stories, it is Richmal Crompton's other, less well known novels focusing on woman and experiences of disability that Honorary Research Fellow Dr Jane McVeigh will give a public lecture about at the annual Just William Meeting on April 8th at the University of Roehampton.
Posted: 10 March 2017
Research reveals female characters took centre stage in Tudor theatres
Leading female characters were commonplace in plays before Shakespeare, reveals academic Dr Andy Kesson on PRI's The World Radio on Friday 24th February.
Posted: 1 March 2017
Darren Shan reveals secrets of his writing success for World Book Day
Darren Shan, author of the Cirque du Freak series and alumnus of Roehampton shares how his time at university inspired his writing, and his advice on writing as a career.
Posted: 27 February 2017