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Exeter Humanities subjects ranked amongst very best in the world

The University of Exeter’s status as one of the best academic institutions in the world has been confirmed by new global subject rankings.

University of Exeter named as number one institution in the UK to study drama

The University of Exeter has been named as the number one institution in the country to study Drama in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

University of Exeter shortlisted for five “Oscars of higher education”

The University of Exeter has been shortlisted for five Times Higher Education awards across a range of categories in arts and science, a greater number than any other university this year.

New Performing Arts Academy launched

Exeter College has launched a new Performing Arts Academy to support exceptional talent in the performing arts.

College of Humanities looks to the future with NIAS Partnership

Since 2012, the College of Humanities has enjoyed a successful partnership with the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) in Bangalore. Between January 11th and 13th, a delegation from Humanities visited NIAS to discuss the progress of our relationship so far and build for the future.

Exeter teachers get free tickets to ‘spectacular’ University production of Animal Farm

Exeter school children and teachers are to be offered cut-price tickets to a University production of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, which features on this year’s GCSE syllabus.

Tales of magic, migration and mayhem at storytelling and performance event

The gypsies of Romania, the magical shapeshifting underground inhabitants of Russia and the crying dolls of Poland will be conjured in Exeter through the power of storytelling and performance.

University of Exeter to play host to a festival of stories

Michael Morpurgo, Meg Rosoff and David Almond are among the top authors taking part in Exeter’s festival of writing for and by young people during October half term.

University of Exeter Professor and dramatist return to campus to perform in renowned performance

A University of Exeter Professor and dramatist are returning to campus to perform in a renowned performance which is coming to the city after touring the world.

Exeter students and graduates entertain Edinburgh with gothic musical

A gothic musical written and performed by University of Exeter students and graduates has proved popular with critics at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, receiving top reviews.

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. 

Patchwork stories- an inspiring partnership

An exhibition to showcase people’s stories.

College of Humanities's successful partnership with NIAS

The College of Humanities is planning the next five years of its successful partnership with NIAS (National Institute of Advanced Studies) Bangalore, following the visit of its Director, Dr Baldev Raj and Head of Administration and Finance, Mr. Srinivasa Aithal, on 9-10 May 2016.

Drama academic’s new BBC Radio 4 programme explores the holistic nature of healing

Drama academic, Dr Sarah Goldingay has a new programme that was broadcast on Sunday 15 May and featured as part of BBC Radio 4’s weekly radio programme, Something Understood.

Drama alumnus and Artistic Director of Punchdrunk gives talk to students

Felix Barrett, Drama alumnus, Honorary Fellow of the Drama Department and Artistic Director of immersive theatre company Punchdrunk, gave an inspiring talk and Q&A to students on Friday 6 May. 

English and Drama alumni company Forced Entertainment win International Ibsen Award

Forced Entertainment, founded by alumni from the English and Drama departments at the University of Exeter, has won the biennial International Ibsen Award

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’.  

Professor Kate Newey to give her inaugural lecture, 'The necessity of Theatre History: Making Visible the Invisible Women of the Theatre'

Professor Kate Newey will be giving her inaugural lecture on Wednesday 20 January, 5pm in Queen's Building LT1.

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.

Plight of Syrian exiles showcased in film

A powerful and heart-warming film about a group of Syrian refugee women is being shown at the University of Exeter.

Salute to Shakespeare: interpretations of Shakespeare in Chinese opera and traditional Chinese puppetry.

This week the College was delighted to host a visit of staff and students from Shanghai Theatre Academy. 

Spotlight on Black British Theatre

A University of Exeter academic has conceived a documentary on the history of black British theatre and screen, presented by Sir Lenny Henry.


From Doorstep to Texas, University theatre project gains global recognition

A local theatre project based in Torbay has gained international recognition, thanks to one of its founders from the University of 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.

Chronic pain relief explored by Exeter academic in BBC documentary

A University of Exeter academic will be exploring ground-breaking research into relieving chronic pain in a BBC Radio 4 documentary on 15 July at 9pm.

How to handle a Greek tragedy

A new book that shows actors and directors how to handle scripts from Greek tragedies has been produced as a practical guide.

RAW returns with fresh talent from Drama students and graduates

The RAW Emerging Arts Platform will showcase some of the most exciting performances in the UK from Drama students and graduates, at the Exeter Northcott Theatre, from 11 to 13 June 2015. 

Drama alumna Samantha Baines triumphs at female comedy awards

Drama alumna Samantha Baines wins 'Best Newcomer' at What the Frock! Awards 2015

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.

New camera technology reveals body's hidden secrets

A dramatic way of seeing magnified parts of the human body is now possible through cutting edge filming technology. The BREATH project uses extreme slow motion and close up filming techniques to explore the ageing human body as a new landscape.

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.

Drama department hosts performance of Beauty and the Beast by Quangzhou Gaojia Opera Company in collaboration with Shanghai Theatre Academy.

A production of Beauty and the Beast, combining Gaojia opera with puppetry, is being performed tomorrow at the University of Exeter.

Wealth collides with debt in new theatrical production

Questions of power, wealth and politics are explored in a production which focuses on the global responses to and effects of austerity today.