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University of Exeter expert backs appeal to bring Thomas Hardy’s personal objects into the light

A University of Exeter expert is backing a Crowdfunder appeal to conserve and display a range of Thomas Hardy objects, many of which have never before been on public display.

Join interactive ramble across Exeter to explore the city’s fascinating literary history

People can join an interactive ramble across Exeter this weekend to explore the city’s fascinating literary history and connections.

Soldiers expressed their personality and emotions in bureaucratic battlefield World War One diaries, analysis shows

Soldiers were able to express their personality and emotions in bureaucratic World War One battlefield diaries, analysis shows.

BBC propaganda broadcasts for Nazi Germany were designed to create outrage and revolutionary energy amongst women

The BBC broadcast propaganda, news and entertainment programmes into Nazi Germany designed to create fear and outrage and stir up revolutionary energy amongst women, a major new study shows.

Thousands of wounded World War One soldiers sent to see films as rehabilitation after returning from conflict, study shows

Cinemagoing was used as rehabilitation for thousands of soldiers returning from World War One, a new book shows.

Remarkable artwork depicting famine in Britain and India will help people reflect on modern day food insecurity and climate crisis

Remarkable new artwork depicting famine in Britain and India will be on show for the first time to allow communities to reflect on today’s food and environmental crisis.

Sights and sounds of one of the country’s most polluted rivers on display at COP26

The sights and sounds of one of the country’s most polluted rivers will be on display through poetry and films at the COP26 conference.

 

Experts set to use history and comedy to empower LGBTQ+ young people to play a central role in climate activism

Experts will use history and comedy to empower LGBTQ+ young people to play a central role in climate activism as part of a major project held ahead of the COP26 conference.

Exeter City of Literature marks International Literacy Day 2021

Exeter – along with other Cities of Literature around the world – is marking International Literacy Day 2021 by highlighting work to give families a “book prescription”.

University of Exeter Paralympians aiming for glory in Tokyo

University of Exeter Alumna are aiming for glory at the Tokyo Paralympics having combined their studies with international sporting commitments.

Duchess of Cornwall to meet families taking part in literature “therapy” to encourage love of reading and improve mental health

The Duchess of Cornwall will meet families taking part in literature “therapy” to encourage a love of reading and promote better mental health during the Royal visit to Exeter next week.

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to explore archives of key South West writers during Exeter visit

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be able to explore fascinating documents belonging to some of the South West’s most important writers during their visit to Exeter next week.

Professor Vesna Goldsworthy elected fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

Acclaimed novelist, memoirist, poet – and University of Exeter creative writing expert – Professor Vesna Goldsworthy has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Duvet helps student deliver BBC radio play

A third year English student at the University of Exeter has featured in a BBC radio play.

Newly analysed letters show Vivien Leigh’s close relationship with fans

Newly analysed letters written by Vivien Leigh show her close bond with fans - and how the actress would share highly-personal details about her health and relationships with them.

English alumna wins distinguished literary prize

University of Exeter alumna Ruth Gilligan (PhD English, 2014) has won the 2021 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize for her book The Butchers. This annual prize of £10,000 is awarded for a distinguished work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, evoking the spirit of a place.

Exeter student wins writing competition

A third year English student at the University of Exeter has won a Young Writers Short Story award.

University of Exeter wins prestigious grant to showcase the contribution of arts and humanities research through the Covid-19 pandemic

The University of Exeter has been awarded £200,000* by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to take arts and humanities research beyond higher education to drive social change. 

Academics congratulate “brilliant first-class” Oscar-nominated alumna

Oscar-nominated University of Exeter alumna Vanessa Kirby was a “genuinely brilliant first-class student”, her lecturers have said.

Everyday sexism at petrol forecourt inspires new children’s book, published on International Women’s Day

A sexist encounter at a petrol station has inspired a new children’s book designed to encourage children to follow their dreams and challenge outdated gender expectations.

The Glorious Revolution inspired birth of modern satire long before coffee shop culture, according to new research

The arrival of William of Orange in England helped to inspire the birth of modern satire – long before coffee shop culture made the cutting art form fashionable, a new study argues.

Pioneering health research at the University of Exeter to continue thanks to renewed Wellcome funding

Pioneering University of Exeter work on worldwide health challenges will continue thanks to renewed funding for a unique research centre.

New anthology of powerful pieces about the climate crisis from writers and scientists

Writers from around the world and climate scientists have penned powerful and thought-provoking pieces about the climate crisis for a new anthology.

New time-traveling drama podcast takes listeners on a moving and inspiring journey through transgender history

A new podcast takes listeners on a moving and inspiring journey through the ages as they time-travel to explore transgender history.

Majority of people would pay to watch online theatre again – even when venues are open, research shows

The majority of people who have experienced digital theatre would now pay to watch online shows, even when venues are open, a new study shows.

Staff and students celebrate National Poetry Day with moving online performances

University of Exeter staff and students have celebrated National Poetry Day with moving performances of verses from around the globe.

Celebrate the diversity and history of the landscape of England and Wales as part of unique arts project

A stunning digital map of England and Wales will provide the inspiration for new poems celebrating the diversity and history of both countries.

University of Exeter and Charles Causley Trust celebrate current and future collaborations

The University of Exeter and the Charles Causley Trust have celebrated current and future collaborations with a special ceremony held online.

University of Exeter nominated for four “Oscars of higher education”

The University of Exeter has been nominated for four “Oscars of higher education” which honour the best teaching and research in the country.

Digital transformation will be key to ensuring survival of theatre industry during coronavirus, research shows

Digital transformation will be key to ensuring the survival of the theatre industry during coronavirus because people are willing to pay to see shows online, new research shows.

Exeter academics elected to British Academy

Two University of Exeter academics have been elected fellows of the British Academy.

Collecting footballing memories for the future

Exeter City Football Club’s Grecian Archive has been gathering ‘memories for the future’ with the help of the University of Exeter.

Urgent research begins to help ensure survival of regional theatre threatened due to coronavirus

Urgent research has begun to find a way for small and mid-sized theatre companies threatened with closure due to coronavirus to keep operating.

Exeter City’s legendary players to have a “seat” in the crowd at Wembley playoff game

Exeter City legends from the past century and beyond such as Dick Pym, Alan Banks and Adam Stansfield will have a seat ‘together’ at a game for the very first time at the club’s Wembley playoff match.

Anfield poem celebrates Liverpool FC and memories of a ‘swaying, pulsating Kop’

Liverpool Born Football Poet, Sharon Jones has written a moving tribute to Anfield and Liverpool FC as part of a national Places of Poetry project.

Make writing a positive experience and don’t force it, experts say

A team of experts at the University of Exeter have given their top tips for parents to support their children’s writing as they begin to return to school following more than two months of lockdown.

Relive Exeter City Football Club's 1990 title win in online exhibition

Football fans can relive the 30th anniversary of Exeter City’s historic 1990 league title win as part of a new online exhibition.

Stunning scroll paintings and graphic art show shared history of famine in India and Britain

Beautifully illustrated scrolls and graphic art storytelling traditions will help communities to reflect on shared histories of famine in India and Britain and cope with today’s environmental changes.

Study into the cultural impact of the “returned yank” wins researcher major book prize

Work by a University of Exeter researcher into the impact of the “returned Yank” on popular culture has won a major book prize awarded by the American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS).

Award-winning children’s author brings story time online to help children during coronavirus lockdown

An award-winning Exeter children’s author has become a virtual bedtime storyteller to help families cope with the coronavirus lockdown.

Newly discovered letters shed new light on Thomas Hardy’s “genuine love match” second marriage

Newly discovered letters show Thomas Hardy’s second wife’s joy and happiness at her marriage, and her sadness and loneliness after his death.

Film fans can explore Hollywood icon Vivien Leigh’s South West links thanks to major new study

She achieved global stardom thanks to iconic roles in Gone with the Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire. Now the public can explore how Vivien Leigh had strong links to the South West as well as Hollywood as part of a major new project.

LGBTQ+ heritage of museum collections to be revealed and celebrated as part of major new project

LGBTQ+ heritage embedded in the rich collections at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) will be revealed and celebrated as part of a major new collaboration, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.