News archive 2017
James Bond was not a misogynistic dinosaur but a sensual ‘stylish commando’ who valued strong, independent women with a 21st century attitude to sex, a new book on 007 asserts.
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.
Internationally recognised Translation Studies expert Professor Michelle Bolduc is now in post as the Director of the University of Exeter’s Masters programme in Translation Studies.
Oscar Wilde, Grindr, Chinese underground queer cinema, and the experiences of homosexual sailors in the Royal Navy during World War I will feature as part of Exeter’s first LGBT history festival.
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.
Labelling mass killing and massacres as a “holocaust” risks downplaying the scale of the Nazi plan to eradicate the Jews and Roma (gypsies), a leading expert on the holocaust says.
The Amazonian rainforest was transformed over two thousand years ago by people who built hundreds of large, mysterious earthworks.
England’s first civil war, a real Game of Thrones power struggle between two cousins, brought anarchy to the UK in the twelfth century AD.
A Holocaust survivor who witnessed the horrors of Nazi persecution of Jewish families shared his experience with Devon pupils and students as part of a memorial event at the University of Exeter.
A professor in Translation Studies and Director of the Masters programme, Michelle Bolduc, will give her inaugural lecture on Wednesday 8 February.
The 19th Poet Laureate of the United States will return to her Cornish roots as she visits the Duchy to perform and discuss her work.
Exeter College has launched a new Performing Arts Academy to support exceptional talent in the performing arts.
The University of Exeter’s status as one of the best academic institutions in the world has been confirmed by new global subject rankings.
On Wednesday 15 March, Professor Kei Miller, Professor in Creative Writing, will be giving his inaugural lecture entitled ‘In Praise of Volume'.
Professor Natasha Trethewey, former American Poet Laureate, has completed a successful visit to the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus.
Rarely-seen pictures will tell the remarkable story of Exeter City FC at a new exhibition dedicated to the club’s unique history.
An acclaimed Professor of Gothic horror is to come to Exeter’s Northcott theatre to reveal how Dracula was based on medical evidence of ‘real’ vampires, before a performance of Dracula itself.
Two studentships are on offer - one to study primarily at Exeter's Streatham Campus, the other is based at Cranfield;s Shrivenham Campus.
Professor Andrew Thompson has been appointed Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) following a term as interim chief, Science Minister Jo Johnson has confirmed.
Communities to work with archaeologists to research history of Devon and Cornwall, thanks to National Lottery players
Communities in Devon and Cornwall will be able to research the history of Roman, Iron Age and medieval settlements in the region by helping experts on a major archaeological dig and associated surveys this year.
Cabinet Minister David Lidington visited the University of Exeter today and met academics who have given evidence to Parliament and students studying politics and history.
They often found themselves thousands of miles apart but author Sir William Golding and journalist Anthony Curtis never let that stop them pursuing one of their favourite pastimes – chess.
A leading University of Exeter historian has been recognised as one of the most important researchers in the country.
Children will have the chance to create their own shadow puppets and create animations at a free fun day at Exeter’s Bill Douglas Cinema Museum.
Secrets of Powderham Castle - including Earl’s ancestor buried with Henry V - revealed in new exhibition
Family secrets uncovered by the new Earl of Devon – including an ancestor so close to Henry V that the King had him buried in his Royal tomb in Westminster Abbey – are revealed in an exhibition at Powderham Castle.
A shared love of literature has brought together University of Exeter undergraduates and older city residents, who studied alongside each other in a new course.
Forget just cheering on from the stands - football fans can explore the unique history of Exeter City through a new documentary as players embark on a promotion battle.
Humanities students achieved great success at the recent Student's Guild VP Education Awards after they were shortlisted for 8 out of 12 awards, winning four.
This month saw the launch of the University’s brand-new Creative Careers festival on its Penryn Campus.
A special screening of a landmark film will be held to mark the 20th anniversary of Exeter's Bill Douglas Cinema Museum this week.
BBC broadcast information about Britain’s military setbacks to win hearts and minds in Germany during World War II
The BBC transmitted news about Britain’s military setbacks during World War II to Germany as part of a sophisticated operation to win hearts and minds and combat Nazi propaganda, new research shows.
International action is needed to tackle a global shortage of medicine which could hinder the ability of doctors to treat diphtheria, experts have warned.
Disciplines from the College of Humanities have reinforced their positions amongst the best in the UK.
The history of stunning rare Indian textiles will be brought to life by experts at a free event at the University of Exeter this week.
Public talk at Exeter’s Northcott Theatre will tell the tragic story of beautiful Devon film star.
The Humanities Employability team and Archaeology Student Staff Liaison Committee welcomed students and guests to this year’s Archaeology and Heritage Careers Fair.
Around 100 people attended a special event to celebrate the partnership between the University of Exeter and the A.G. Leventis Foundation.
A novel by University of Exeter Professor in Creative Writing, Kei Miller, has been nominated for prestigious literary prizes around the world.
The University of Exeter has reinforced its position amongst the leading universities both nationally and internationally, according to the latest influential global rankings.
Across the University, nine subjects have been ranked within the top 10 of the Guardian University Guide 2018
Professor William Higbee to give his inaugural lecture, ‘Cinéma-monde: The Transnational Reach of Moroccan Cinema’.
On Wednesday 10 May, Will Higbee, Professor in Film Studies, will be giving his inaugural lecture entitled ‘Cinéma-monde: The Transnational Reach of Moroccan Cinema'.
During the first week of May, Student Employability and Academic Success (SEAS) and the College of Humanities collaborated on the University’s first Creative Careers: A Festival for Students, welcoming over three hundred students to a wide variety of employability and alumni events.
Newly discovered notes show the Venetian doctor who invented the thermometer and helped lay the foundations for modern medical treatment also played a key role in shaping our understanding of chemistry.
The first full-scale archaeological survey of Exeter’s Cathedral Green is taking place as experts try to find out what secrets still lie beneath the ground in the ancient area.
The workshop, entitled, Cosmopolitanism, World Cities, and the Circulation of Visual Culture between China and Great Britain, will bring together scholars from China, the UK, and Hong Kong to discuss the reception of cultures across national boundaries.
Incredible lives of rural African community who speak at least six languages showcased at Exeter event
The incredible lives of people in a rural African community who speak a minimum of six languages will be showcased in Exeter this week.
Devon farmers who made their home in the same remote location for 1,200 years had a taste for exotic imported food and drink, archaeologists have found.
The University of Exeter’s commitment to providing world-class teaching has been recognised with the award of a “Gold” rating in the first national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) assessment.
Archaeologists excavating a site where Iron Age, Roman, and early medieval communities lived for more than a thousand years have unearthed pottery believed to have never been seen before in the South West.
University of Exeter academic Dr Levi Roach has won a prestigious prize for his biography of Æthelred the Unready.
People can step back in time and experience what it would have been like to live among the crowded streets of Georgian Exeter thanks to virtual reality.
Men were diagnosed as infertile in medieval times – and recipes drawn up to cure them, research shows
Men could be held responsible for the failure to produce children as far back as medieval times, a new study of medical and religious texts has shown.
For the first time, the University of Exeter’s Foreign Language Centre will be offering courses in Hindi and Urdu, starting in Autumn 2017.
The first students to have studied Chinese have graduated from the University of Exeter
Exeter City’s home ground St James Park will become a museum as club supporters and experts work together to showcase the incredible history of the football club.
Teachers in Georgia are being given expert help to put history, archaeology and theology back on the curriculum and address a chronic shortage of curators and archaeologists following the fall of communism.
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.
University of Exeter named as one of the top 100 places in the world to study and research arts and humanities
The University of Exeter has been named as one of the top 100 places in the world to study and research arts and humanities in the 2018 Times Higher Education Arts and humanities subject ranking, published today.
Educationalists and academics from around the world gathered to discuss the latest research and practical experiences around the way young people engage with the complex histories of the First and Second world wars, including the Holocaust.
A full public inquiry into the 1980 Bristol riots could have prevented similar widespread violence which took place around Britain a year later, a new study suggests.
Pictures of Queen Victoria with her favoured Munshi, Abdul Karim and Gandhi visiting female textile workers in Lancashire feature in a new exhibition which explores the impact of Indians on British life.
Experts are studying the little-known mining history of the vulnerable cliffs overlooking the beach at Perranporth to show if the search for tin and copper in the area began in medieval or even prehistoric times.
Authors, language experts, a “Spectacular Translation Machine” and a typewriter called Adélaïde will be the stars of Exeter’s first Translation Festival this month.
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.
A unique collection of rarely seen photographs showing stars such as Judy Garland and Laurence Olivier making some of British Cinema’s most-loved films can be seen for the first time.
A writer spent a year as a poet in residence at rubbish dumps braving vast flocks of seagulls – and their droppings – to uncover the “hideous” beauty” of landfill sites.
Amazonian farmers discovered how to manipulate wild rice so the plants could provide more food 4,000 years ago, archaeologists have discovered.
A museum that works closely with the University of Exeter has been awarded a £11.3m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
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.
Dr Guillem Colom-Montero, new Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, interviewed about Catalonia on different BBC outlets.
Catalonia expert, Dr Guillem Colom-Montero, who witnessed the violence in Barcelona during the Catalan Referendum, has been interviewed about the recent political developments in the region on television (BBC News) and radio (BBC World Service, BBC5, BBC West Midlands and BBC Cumbria).
The forgotten role of British soldiers who died fighting trying to stop the Red Army seizing control of Russia can be seen at a new exhibition.
A special social group designed to encourage men over 50 to come together and talk about sports and memorabilia has been launched in Exeter.
The black cat, now a crucial accessory for Halloween witches, was a relatively late development in the history of witchcraft, new research has found.
Ancient toilet and Elizabethan illustrations among the historic treasures surviving in Exeter’s oldest buildings
An ancient toilet, Elizabethan wall illustrations and Victorian wallpaper are among the historic treasures surviving in Exeter’s oldest buildings, new research shows.
People in the 17th century were so keen to read news of ghostly behaviour that they bought “newspapers” devoted to reporting the latest paranormal goings on around the country, research shows.
Film lovers are celebrating the 20th birthday of the UK’s foremost museum of moving image history.
Members of the public are being asked for their views on the way Britain has commemorated the centenary of the First World War by completing a new survey being launched on Armistice Day (11 November).
Bishop son of Lord Salisbury suggested political conscientious objectors faced horrors of German bombing raids to change their stance
A prominent bishop and son of the former Conservative Prime Minister Lord Salisbury suggested political conscientious objectors in World War 1 should face the full horror of German bombing raids to “bring about a sudden conversion” from their views.
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.
Experts are using cutting-edge technologies to study the past and present in a new, state-of-the-art digital humanities laboratory.
Doctors could improve patient’s health if they were more aware of the serious impact shame has on the body, research suggests.
Experts honoured for their work using historical objects to help pupils discuss sex and relationships
Experts who help teachers and pupils use historic objects as a way to discuss sex and relationships have been honoured for their work.
A University of Exeter expert has helped to bring the world of the Tudor court to life for television viewers around the world.
Clergy who help communities devastated by horrific events are to receive new training.
Exeter archaeometallurgist Gill Juleff last week delivered the first joint international lecture with Prof Yasuyuki Murakami of Ehime University, Japan, at the new Guizhou Provincial Museum in South West China.
Bones dug up from under an Exeter street may be the remains of the first ever turkey dinner in England, archaeologists believe.
Acclaimed British film journalist, Mark Kermode, recently delivered a lively lecture at the University of Exeter based upon his expansive career whilst working in the British film industry.