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Professor Neville Morley to give his inaugural lecture on 'Thucydides and the Politics of Truth

In this lecture, Neville Morley, Professor of Classics and Ancient History, will explore how Thucydides can help us make sense of our own world - if we read him in the right ways.

Celebrating 20 years of friendship at 2017 Leventis Lectures

Around 100 people attended a special event to celebrate the partnership between the University of Exeter and the A.G. Leventis Foundation.

Classics and Ancient History student receives Pro Vice Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence

First year Classics and Ancient History undergraduate, Ying Ting Jacalyn Leong met with Professor Andrew Thorpe, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College of Humanities, to receive the Pro Vice Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence. 

Humanities continues to score highly for student satisfaction in National Student Survey 2016

Latest results in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2016 show that the College of Humanities continues to score highly - with students among the most satisfied within UK universities. 

Did the Greeks and Romans really think like us?

Dr Richard Flower, Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History, is producing a series of podcasts, named ‘The Distant Pasts’, investigating aspects of ancient Greek and Roman life that we might recognise today, for example social attitudes and beliefs. 

Humanities Success at the Teaching Awards 2016

The College of Humanities achieved fantastic success at the Teaching Awards 2016, with five winners and five runners-up, including Best Subject for English.

Humanities Success in the Students’ Guild Elections

Four students from the College of Humanities have been elected as Sabbatical Officers in the Students' Guild, including two from the Department of English, one from Drama and one from Classics and Ancient History

Entries are now open for the 2016 Paddon Award Arts Competition

The Paddon Award Arts Competition has returned for another year. In honour of the University’s Diamond Jubilee, the theme for entries for this year’s award is ‘Celebration’.  

University of Exeter AHRC DTP Open Event

The University of Exeter will be hosting an Open Event to provide those interested in applying for AHRC DTP funding with an opportunity to learn more about studying for a PhD with Exeter.

College of Humanities consolidates its UK-leading position in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016

Exeter has maintained its outstanding position at 7th in the prestigious The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide as well as being proclaimed Sports University of the Year.

University to host a series of events for national humanities festival

The University of Exeter is hosting a series of events for Being Human 2015, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.

Guardian ranking means Exeter now top 10 in all UK league tables

The University of Exeter has been ranked as one of the top 10 UK universities in the influential Guardian University Guide 2016.

Success for the College of Humanities at Students' Guild Teaching Awards

The College of Humanities achieved great success at the Students' Guild Teaching Awards, with four winners and four runners-up, more than any other College in the University.

All Humanities subjects placed in top ten of the Complete University Guide 2016

Disciplines from the College of Humanities have reinforced their positions amongst the best in the UK.

Humanities students selected to attend British Conference of Undergraduate Research

Four students from the College of Humanities have been invited to attend the upcoming annual British Conference of Undergraduate Research later this month.  

Classics and Ancient History academics share their research at the Leventis Lectures 2015

Last week, academics and alumni from the University of Exeter met to celebrate the Leventis partnership through two lectures which explored the Impact of Greek Tragedy and Food on later societies

Exeter’s Classics and Ancient History Department takes Isca Latina from strength to strength

Over the past year, the University of Exeter’s Classics and Ancient History Department, together with the Classical Association, have overseen the creation of Isca Latina, an academic programme designed and delivered by students to teach Latin in local Primary and Secondary Schools. 

Humanities research rated world-leading and internationally excellent in latest national assessment

Over 75% of Humanities research at the University of Exeter has been rated as world-leading and internationally excellent in the first assessment of the research quality of UK universities since 2008, the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

Exeter scores high with Leverhulme Trust awards

Humanities and Social Sciences academics have been extremely successful in a recent announcement from the Leverhulme Trust, securing four Major Research Fellowships. 

University of Exeter AHRC DTP Open Event

Later this month, the University of Exeter will host the AHRC DTP Open Event, appealing to those interested in applying for PhD funding through the AHRC South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership.

Four Mobile Apps developed by College of Humanities researchers

Academic researchers from the College of Humanities have developed four distinct mobile app projects, reinforcing the College’s reputation as a leading centre for digital engagement, creative economy and knowledge exchange.

Exeter Humanities student receives High Commendation from the international Undergraduate Awards

Final year Flexible Combined Honours student Cherrie Kwok has been awarded a High Commendation from The Undergraduate Awards 2014 for her essay “The Knowledge of Good and Evil: The Relationship Between Genesis and J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye.” 

The College of Humanities maintains its strong position in THE World University rankings

Following the success of last year’s results, the College of Humanities has improved on its overall score this year and maintained its strong global position of 65th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Humanities disciplines bolster success in Times and Sunday Times League Table

All Humanities subjects taught at the University of Exeter are now ranked in the top 10, of the Times and Sunday Times University 2015 League Table 

University of Exeter recognised for advancing gender equality in the arts

Five universities and 17 individual departments have today been recognised for their progress in advancing gender equality in arts, humanities and social science careers in higher education. 

College of Humanities students amongst the happiest in the UK

Students from the College of Humanities are amongst the happiest in the country, according to the latest results from the National Student Survey (NSS) 2014.

Humanities subject success in The Guardian University Guide 2015

The College of Humanities has enjoyed significant success in the latest Guardian University Guide, with five subjects ranked firmly within the top ten in the UK. 

Classics and Ancient History shine at the Students' Guild Teaching Awards

Students, academics and staff gathered on 1 May to celebrate the 2014 Teaching Awards. Classics and Ancient History staff are celebrating huge success with two awards and one runner up.

Sex and History: Talking sex with objects from the past

A ground-breaking initiative from the University of Exeter, the Sex and History project, is offering schools a new way to tackle difficult topics in sex education.

The College of Humanities announces MA Classics and Ancient History scholarship

The College is delighted to announce that it will be offering one full-fee scholarship to provide an opportunity for a Greek student to come to the UK to study on the MA Classics and Ancient History programme.

Humanities students elected as President and Vice President of Education of the Students’ Guild

Theology and Religion student Rachael Gillies and Classics and Ancient History student Ben Street have been elected the Students' Guild’s President and Vice President of Education respectively.

University of Exeter AHRC DTP Open Event

The University of Exeter will be hosting an Open Event to provide those interested in applying for AHRC DTP funding with an opportunity to learn more about studying for a PhD with Exeter.

Lecturer transports Exeter primary school back to ancient Greece – to meet the original superheroes

Children at a primary school in Exeter were transported back to the ancient world this week and learnt how to write the name of their school in ancient Greek, thanks to a visiting lecturer from the University of Exeter.

New version of Rock, Paper, Scissors with a twist at Exeter games event

A new version of Rock, Paper, Scissors, with a twist, and the chance to defeat a monster are among the games on offer at an Exeter event which will show how the past can help make sense of the present.