News archive - 2015

Dr. Jason Hall contributes to first critical edition of Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins

The latest edition of Jezebel’s Daughter will be published by Oxford University Press later this month as part of its Oxford World’s Classics series.

Mr and Mrs Disraeli: A Strange Romance

The union of a wealthy older woman who caused offence in polite society and a political nobody who would become one of the foremost politicians of the Victorian age is the subject of a new book.

Public invited to assist international aid efforts by mapping remote locations

Exeter students call for help to compile and digitise detailed maps of uncharted areas of the world

Tudor orchards and bloody rebellions in Devon

The popularity of Tudor history has reached new heights with the TV adaptation of Wolf Hall.

First conference in the South-West to focus on Queer Studies research

‘Marginal Perceptions: Queer Voices in and beyond conventional disciplines’, is an international conference taking place in Penryn on Saturday 7 March that will focus on the latest in Queer Studies research 

New novel uncovers darkness and deceit in a rural setting

A sinister tale of an eccentric American visitor to a small Sussex town searching for stories about his grandfather forms the basis of a new novel, Scorper.

New discovery: Queen Anne's coronation medal was designed by Isaac Newton

To mark Queen Anne’s coronation, a ‘highly political medal’ was issued, initially thought to be designed by Sir Godfrey Kneller turns out to be the work of Isaac Newton, who was Master of the Mint when Anne was crowned in 1702.

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.  

Queen of Crime's hidden talents revealed

Solving mysteries is the work of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple made famous by the creative hand of Agatha Christie; but few are aware of another of the author’s attributes – her astute business sense.

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.

Exeter subjects ranked amongst very best in the world

Exeter has strengthened its position as being ranked amongst the world’s best universities, according to an influential international league table.

Exhibition on campus showcases creativity of students, staff and alumni

A showcase of shortlisted entries to the Paddon Award, a cross- arts competition for University of Exeter students, staff and alumni is on display in the University Reception area on the Streatham Campus.

New online resource to explore fashion in Thomas Hardy's writing

A new online facility has been developed by the University of Exeter and Dorset County Museum to catalogue references to clothing in Thomas Hardy’s writing and the time in which he lived.

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.

New collection celebrates Cornish poet Jack Clemo

Jack Clemo, a writer whose work focused on the dramatic landscape of the china clay mining region near St Austell in Cornwall, is being celebrated in a new volume of poetry.

English student wins prestigious American Ambassador's Award

A national competition for the best undergraduate essay on any aspect of the American experience has been won by a University of Exeter, Humanities student.

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.

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.

A literary treasure trove awaits fellowship researchers

Two researchers from the University of Exeter will have special access to collections at some of the world’s most prestigious libraries and research institutions later this year. 

Letters from famous writers to 'Tarka the Otter' author given to University

A fascinating collection of personal letters from a host of British literature luminaries to Henry Williamson, the author of Tarka the Otter have been donated to the University of Exeter.

Milton and the South West

John Milton, the 17th century poet best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost has numerous links with the West Country that have remained unexplored.

Exeter expertise helps shape a second BBC Radio 4 series on Asian migration

University of Exeter academic, Dr Florian Stadtler, has contributed further expertise to the BBC Radio 4 series Three Pounds in My Pocket.

Object Stories: Making Films with the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum Collections

Just launched on YouTube, the Object Stories Project involved the creation of short films, in which academics discuss how they use artefacts from the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum for their research.

Passion for the Devonshire coast reignited with new project

The University of Exeter and Bath Spa University have joined forces to revive public interest in the natural history of the Devonshire coast. 

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.

Exeter academic selected as the 350th ‘Points of Light’ winner for the Care Homes Reading Project

English lecturer at the University of Exeter, Dr Johanna Harris, has been selected as the 350thPoints of Light’ winner by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Faerie Land exhibition to transform University of Exeter Forum

A groundbreaking exhibition inspired by the prominent English Renaissance poet Michael Drayton will open to the public in the Forum on 7 October 2015

Exeter researchers to host 'Micrographia Day': a celebration of microscopy

Researchers from the Departments of Biosciences and English at the University of Exeter, supported by the Royal Society of Biology, are organising ‘Micrographia Day’: a celebration of the 350th anniversary since publication of the first fully illustrated book of microscopy by Robert Hooke.

Humanities student receives High Commendation accolade from the international Undergraduate Awards

BA English graduate Anna Varadi has been awarded a High Commendation for the forthcoming Undergraduate Awards in Dublin, Ireland later this month.

Kenyon College President visits Exeter to mark 40th anniversary of programme.

To mark the 40th anniversary of the University of Exeter’s oldest partnership, Kenyon College President, Professor Sean Decatur, visited the University from 2-3 November. 

Successful trip to China results in a wide range of collaborations across Humanities and the University

Professor Emma Cayley, Dr Corinna Wagner, Dr Zhiguang Yin and Mr Richard Foord, travelled to China with the aim of deepening international cooperation.

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.

Victorians exposed to fine art through Christmas cards

Designers of Christmas cards used fine art on their products to divert attention away from concerns that the festival was becoming too commercialised.