Thomas Hardy’s position as one of Britain’s preeminent writers meant he received thousands of letters from fans, friends and members of the public to express their admiration or enlist his support.
The increasing gentrification of urban areas is leading to a loss of queer spaces across the world. Now the impact of the “disappearing city” on LGBTQ+ communities will be highlighted at a unique event which will show how it has made dating and sex increasingly secretive.
Thousands of writers have been inspired by Britain’s diverse landscape and heritage to produce new poems as part of one of the year’s most successful arts projects, drawing to its conclusion this week.
A University of Exeter expert has played a key role in the creation of a major new BBC TV series which depicts the impact of World War Two on families living across Europe.
A new partnership between the University of Exeter and the South West Heritage Trust is furthering research and access into the region’s remarkable heritage.
The flourishing international reputation and research strengths of the University of Exeter’s Arts and Humanities subjects have been recognised in the latest leading rankings.
The beauty of the thousands of languages around the globe will be marked at events across Exeter.
Celebration of major new partnership between the University of Exeter and Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery
Experts from the University of Exeter and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM) are celebrating the start of a major new partnership.
A major new study will explore the history of sexual violence of South Africa, drawing on the voices of women.
The “incredibly rare” discovery of Roman cattle bones by archaeologists has shed new light on how ancient farmers butchered and sold meat.
The lives of remarkable women whose impact on history was curtailed by Spain’s Franco dictatorship will be recreated for a new generation thanks to a major new historical project.
The beauty and history of cricket – a game which has captivated the country this summer - will be captured in verse by the Kia Oval’s first Poet-in-Residence.
Powerful poetry project mapping national and cultural identity extends deadline to 31 October to chart Brexit emotions
An extraordinary project, which enables poetry writers to post their work on a beautiful historical and a modern-day digital map, has been charting the way people feel about identity and place in England and Wales since May 2019.
A major new study of the history of psychiatry will show how efforts to create a “global standard” for mental health has left a lasting legacy on the treatment offered today.
Exeter’s key role in the surrealist art movement was celebrated through a new exhibition as the world’s key experts in the genre came to the city.
The quest to discover the true origins behind one of the most quintessentially English folk songs has taken a new, surprise twist.
An exciting series of exhibitions, films and events celebrating the incredible history of Exeter City Football Club has been announced.
A University of Exeter student is already making a big impact in the film industry as the UK’s youngest feature film director, with an acclaimed film critic labelling him as “the next Steven Spielberg.”
British World War One prisoners of war established and ran their own cinemas while held by the Germans – even watching films regularly with their captors, new research shows.
The happy, close-knit communities some claim England had in the past are a myth and never existed, new research shows.
Research showing how 18th century Black intellectuals played a key part in the building of modern Britain has earned a historian a prestigious prize.
Ancient stone tools found in remote rock shelter reveal vital clues about life in ancient Central America
Ancient stone tools found in remote rock shelters have revealed new clues about life in ancient Central America.
Collaboration between historians and community groups key part of success of First World War centenary
Collaboration between historians and community groups has played a key part in the success of the First World War centenary commemorations, research shows.
Talented twins have graduated with the same degree from the same university – after playing in the same championship-winning rugby team as students.
A University of Exeter PhD student who is researching how theatre can help young people with mental health issues, has been shortlisted for a national award.
Archaeologists have discovered a Roman road and possible ancient mine during excavations in Cornwall as they work to discover more about the history of the county.
The beauty and power of the summer solstice at Stonehenge has been celebrated in a new poem by a leading writer as part of a unique project to stimulate literary creativity around the country.
The incredible history of Renaissance Florence can be explored through the eyes of characters who lived in the city hundreds of years ago thanks to a pioneering new app.
Climate change had significant impact on Amazon communities before arrival of Europeans, study shows
Climate change had a significant impact on people living in the Amazon rainforest before the arrival of Europeans and the loss of many indigenous groups, a new study shows.
Experts are leading a major new project to explore the past, present and future of the public green spaces at the heart of our towns and cities.
A rare map found in an attic gives an extraordinary glimpse into 18th century life in Exeter before radical changes to the landscape and industry transformed the city.
The University of Exeter has joined the prestigious DARIAH ERIC organisation as a Cooperating Partner
Professor Nick Groom, Professor of English at the University of Exeter, puts the case for St Boniface to be made patron saint of Devon in an article for the Western Morning News
Places of Poetry Project: stunning new map of England and Wales to provide inspiration for thousands of poems
A stunning digital map of England and Wales will provide the inspiration for thousands of new poems celebrating the diversity and history of both countries.
Rare Anglo Saxon documents which show a Bishop hoped unconvincing forgeries might protect his property during the instability of the Norman Conquests can be seen by the public.
Teenagers around the country may soon have the answer to dealing with rebellious MPs and Brexit as they train in a unique way to understand politics and power with tips from the Ancient Greeks and games like “rock-paper-scissors”.
GPs in some surgeries estimate that up to half of their patients are seeking help for mental health issues caused or exacerbated by poverty, according to a new study.
Victorian attempts to introduce the world’s first beard and moustache contest fell flat, when far fewer hairy entrants than expected turned up to have their facial furniture judged, research shows.
A major new research project will harness a diverse range of disciplines to examine how technologists can learn from people with disabilities – and support them in the future.
Mid-life crises are caused by people feeling pressured by advertisers and self-help gurus to live a better life after they pass the age of 40, according to new research.
A growth in the use of crystal quartz to make tools thousands of years ago shows the sophistication of ancient communities, according to new research.
Genetic data allows detailed picture of the history of inner Eurasia to be revealed for the first time
An international team of researchers has used genetic data from hundreds of people – as well as archaeological finds – to construct the most detailed picture of the history of inner Eurasia for the first time.
Experts have found the remains of Britain’s earliest rabbit - a discovery which reveals bunnies arrived in the country 1,000 years earlier than previously thought.
The only evidence left of lost films made in the golden era of silent movies can be seen for the first time after an unique collection was donated to one of the UK’s foremost cinema museums.
A major new study will uncover the secrets of how humans colonised one of the most challenging landscapes on earth - and the legacy of their actions on today’s plants and wildlife.
Experts will use ancient records to discover the truth about how women worked centuries ago and the history of the gender pay gap and forced labour.
Celebrated journalist Nick Davies will discuss his landmark investigative work at a University of Exeter event this month.
Celebrated journalist Nick Davies will discuss his landmark investigative work at a University of Exeter event this month.
New work by academics and curators will provide museums with innovative solutions for documenting, collecting and displaying digital art.
Travelling around Europe in search of a new home after the dissolution of the monasteries must have been dramatic enough for England’s oldest community of Bridgettine nuns. But a remarkable newly-catalogued letter shows they also experienced another harrowing event – the Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755.
A new research project will examine the impact of queer films shown covertly in China on the development of LGBT+ culture and rights.
The University of Exeter’s science and humanities subjects have been ranked amongst the very best in the world, according to the latest influential global league table.
Three decades after the AIDS crisis, a new study will investigate the impact the disease has had on masculinity and sexuality in the gay community.
Lost buildings and artworks of Renaissance Florence to be reunited for the first time in hundreds of years
People will be able to step back in time and experience the extraordinary treasures of Renaissance Florence as they would have looked hundreds of years ago thanks to new University of Exeter research supported through the Digital Art History initiative of the Getty Foundation.
Efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance must take account of fourfold difference in use across Europe, report says
Global efforts to tackle antibiotic resistance will be more effective if they focus on the cultural context behind the fourfold difference in total antibiotic use and consumption across Europe, according to a new report.
Multilingual MP Ben Bradshaw shared his experiences of how speaking German and Italian had shaped his career as a journalist and politician as part of a University of Exeter event for young people learning languages.
Maize has been a staple part of diets in South America for almost 9,000 years, but the process to make the plant suitable to eat was far more complex than previously thought, experts have found.
Hundreds of Devon teenagers and students witnessed the incredible courage of concentration camp survivor Mala Tribich during an event organised to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Innovative film director and writer Mark Cousins next star of University of Exeter’s Creative Dialogues series
Award-winning innovative film director and writer Mark Cousins will discuss his prestigious career and influences during a free public event at the University of Exeter this month.
The mid nineteenth century was the age of the ‘beard movement’, a time when huge beards suddenly became all the rage, as the ultimate badge of manliness. But new evidence shows there was also a long-forgotten earlier mania for whiskers.
The Walking Heritage into Future Cities project is a collaboration between Heritage Walk Calcutta (HWC), who have pioneered this model, and the University of Exeter (Humanities and Business School).
Experts from the University of Exeter are working with leading organisations from the fields of culture, entertainment and education as part of a pioneering collaboration which aims to reimagine the museum visitor experience using storytelling and cutting-edge virtual technology.
Archaeologists to explore hidden past of one of Devon’s oldest buildings used by rulers and nobility
Archaeologists are hoping to discover more about the prehistoric, Roman and medieval history of a building used by Kings and Devon’s most important families.
Those who are beginning to suffer from ‘festive fatigue’ may want to spare a thought for those who lived in the Tudor times – when Christmas celebrations ran for three months.
Historians and computer scientists are set to collaborate to analyse millions of pages of documents as part of a major new research project which will shed new light on the impact of mechanisation on the lives of ordinary people.
Britain’s first female parliamentary candidates utilised their gender as a campaigning tool to win votes and championed new policies such as equal citizenship, analysis of records show.
A University of Exeter expert will receive a fitting keepsake to mark being awarded the Freedom of the City for his services to history - the key to an iconic lost building.
Exeter City’s incredible history has been brought to life in the club’s new Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand thanks to the efforts of academics, volunteers, fans and former players.
The mysterious origins of remarkable paintings of Indian wildlife are no longer shrouded in mystery thanks to detective work by experts around the world.
Those on the “Home Front” in Devon marked the end of World War One with both joy and sadness, a University of Exeter historian has found.
The discovery of ancient DNA from the earliest inhabitants of South America has revealed important new information about how people settled in the Americas.
A University of Exeter historian has taken on a prestigious role advising Imperial War Museums on their activities to further public understanding of 20th and 21st century warfare and its ramifications.
Cinema-going was so popular among troops serving in the trenches in World War One thousands regularly packed into bombed out buildings near the front line to watch the latest films, new research shows.
One of Britain’s best-loved and well-known broadcasters, Simon Mayo, will talk about the fascinating real life events which inspired his Devon-set novel at an event in Exeter this month.
The University of Exeter has been named as one of the best places in the world to study arts and humanities in new influential rankings.
Victoria and Albert Museum expert Sarah Campbell has been appointed as the University of Exeter’s first Associate Director for Arts and Culture.
In Hollywood films, Frankenstein’s monster (or ‘Being’) usually appears as a shambling zombie. Count Dracula is sleek and sophisticated. Though they have often appeared on double bills, they are very different monsters – or are they?
Exeter may now have a genteel image – but centuries ago the city was known for its disorderly and violent mobs who would cause havoc on occasions such as Bonfire Night, according to new research.
Influential film critic Mark Kermode has been appointed as an Honorary Professor at the University of Exeter.
Experts are celebrating a pioneering partnership between the University of Exeter and the London Film School which gives students unique training in the movie industry.
Ambitious new plans have been unveiled showing how the University of Exeter will play a leading role in supporting innovative arts and culture projects in the South West and beyond.
Research by a University of Exeter expert has been inscribed on bronze plaques seen by millions of visitors to one of China’s most important parks.
Award-winning author Kamila Shamsie will be the next guest in Exeter’s event series Creative Dialogues on Thursday 18 October.
Academics, educational practitioners, playwrights and filmakers gathered at the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum to consider the role empathy plays in the teaching of the two world wars, including the Holocaust.
Newly discovered remains of weapons, hobnails from sandals and coins will help experts piece together the untold story of how the Romans won control of Galicia and Northern Portugal from local tribes for the first time.
The University of Exeter’s Digital Humanities Laboratory has committed to developing a Digital Humanities Exchange with the University of British Columbia.
The ethereal and mysterious methods that people of bygone times tried to summon fairies to help navigate the trials and tribulations of day-to-day life are set to be uncovered.
The national fervour that traditionally surrounds the Last Night of the Proms would have had a very different focus if Britain’s first ‘national’ anthem was still in vogue, research has shown.
Recently discovered household waste thrown away by families thousands of years ago will provide valuable clues for archaeologists uncovering the secrets of Devon’s Iron Age, Roman, and Medieval history.
Victorian families were able to enjoy their own version of Netflix by utilising an early form of ‘pay-per-view’ entertainment to while away winter evenings, new research has found.
The 200th volunteer has joined the search for more clues about the Roman occupation of Devon at a major archaeological dig in the county.
Beautiful Victorian images can be seen in spectacular style using a rare magic lantern at a special one-off show in Exeter.
Hundreds of moving poems written by desperate Lancashire cotton workers facing hunger and homelessness because of the American Civil War have been uncovered by experts.
Three rising research stars at the University of Exeter have received a significant funding boost from the European Research Council (ERC), it has been announced.
Students rate teaching quality and learning experience at Exeter amongst the highest in the Russell Group universities, according to the latest results from the NSS 2018.
Ancient communities transformed the Amazon thousands of years ago
National Lottery players help people become archaeologists and explore the history of the South West
People in Devon and Cornwall will work with archaeologists to explore the incredible ancient history
A University of Exeter expert in the history of medicine has been honoured by the Royal Society
Ancient tools and bones discovered in China by archaeologists suggest early humans left Africa and arrived in Asia earlier than previously thought.
Two University of Exeter authors have been named by the prestigious Royal Society of Literature
A small delegation of Exeter academics arrived in Beijing on 18 June for a week of activities with our partner, the University of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (UCASS).
The 70th anniversary of the NHS will be celebrated with a special birthday party in Exeter this month
The University of Exeter has rubber-stamped a new agreement with the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Critically endangered South American forests thought to be the result of climate change were actually spread by ancient communities
British film industry no better at including women in key roles than Hollywood, research launched at Cannes shows
More than half of British films had no or just one woman in key production roles, new research shows.
New research shows prehistoric hunter-gatherers were the first people to ride horses and explores its impact on migration and languages
A new study has discovered that horses were first domesticated by hunter-gatherer descendants in Kazakhstan
For just under ten years, the College of Humanities has enjoyed a strong partnership with the National Institute of Advanced Studies in India.
Between April 18th and April 20th, the University of Exeter hosted the British Association of South Asian Studies (BASAS) Conference.
Both science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best nationally in the latest influential league table.
Young people who have suffered childhood trauma have created, choreographed and directed a new performance in Plymouth to describe their experiences.
Experts from academia, the media, publishing, education, heritage, and museums discussed how marginalised aspects of Second World War history could be made visible during the forthcoming anniversaries of the conflict at an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded research event led by University of Exeter historian, Professor Catriona Pennell.
The First World War hospital past of one of Exeter’s landmark buildings and the contribution of doctors and nurses who worked there will be commemorated.
Work by archaeologists and historians to highlight Perranporth’s incredible mining history has been honoured at the first Cornwall Heritage Awards.
The public can play detective and help experts solve the mystery of the origins of the Easter bunny as part of a different kind of Easter hunt this year.
Five University of Exeter academics have been awarded prestigious funding from the British Academy, the national body for the humanities and social sciences.
Parts of the Amazon previously thought to have been almost uninhabited were really home to thriving populations of up to a million people, new research shows.
A group of six first-year theology students from the University of Exeter are set to play against eight celebrities, led by Robbie Savage, to raise money for Sport Relief.
Local communities responsible for birth of farming in Central Turkey, archaeological excavations show
Local communities were responsible for the beginning of farming in Central Turkey 10,000 years ago and not migrants, archaeologists have discovered.
In the Romantic period, a generation of women writers were also habitual users of opium, and wrote extolling its “calming” properties in their writing, new research has found.
Tudor and Stuart women spent more time making money than caring for their families, new research shows
Tudor and Stuart women spent more time making money than caring for their families and were regularly employed in physically demanding jobs, according to major new research.
A PhD student from the University of Exeter and the London Film School has been awarded an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Women remain dramatically unrepresented in the British film industry, according to a major new study which shows there has been little change in the number of female directors or cinematographers in the past decade.
The University of Exeter has secured new funding to extend the Pelagios project, an international consortium that helps to make primary sources more accessible for historians, classicists, archaeologists and the general public.
New poems by a University of Exeter expert – revealed on World Book Day - were inspired by the works of Cornish author William Golding and discoveries about the lives of Neanderthal communities.
Winston Churchill had a short affair with the dazzling socialite Lady Doris Castlerosse in the 1930s, according to his former private secretary, research has found.
Both science and humanities subjects at the University of Exeter have been recognised as being amongst the very best in the world, in the latest influential global league table.
Pioneering research into the family tree of today’s horses sheds new light on the origins of the species.
The earliest known domesticated horses are not at the root of today’s modern breed’s family tree, as had previously been thought, new research has shown.
150 years before the advent of ‘texting’, the small ads of the Evening Standard were used by Victorian lovers to send each other illicit messages, beg forgiveness and arrange trysts.
The Victorians may have a reputation for prudery, but new research shows that 19th Century manuals contained explicit sex and flirtation advice.
The A.G. Leventis Foundation has extended its support of Classics at the University of Exeter with a further donation of £241,990 over three years. This takes the total value of the Foundation’s support to more than £1 million since the partnership was first formed 20 years ago.
Devon pupils competed to win the chance to speak in the Houses of Parliament by debating the significance of women being given the right to vote at a special event at the University of Exeter.
A world-leading new research centre, designed to address some of the most challenging public health issues across the globe, has officially opened.
A programme which allows a group of pupils from every English school to tour First World War battlefields is helping young people better grasp the scale of loss caused by the battles on the Western Front, analysis shows.
Charles Dance OBE, the celebrated actor, screenwriter and film director, has launched the University of Exeter’s new Creative Dialogues series.
The College of Humanities have entered into a new Memorandum of Understanding with Jadavpur University, focused on developing links in History, English, Drama, Comparative Literature and Film.
Historians are hoping to recreate pioneering medical instruments created by an inventor who died before he could reveal the secrets of how they worked.
Thousands of fragile and irreplaceable images of Devon have been preserved for future generations to see thanks to University of Exeter experts.
An international team lead by Professor Maria Fusaro, University of Exeter, has been awarded an €1.8 million ERC Consolidator Grant to investigate the development of General Average laws and procedures during the Early Modern period.