BA English

Celebrating National Poetry Day

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"Poetry acts as consolation to so many"

As today is National Poetry day, it's worth taking a minute to reflect upon why poetry makes a difference to our lives Read more »

A Century of Influence: University of London hosts T.S. Eliot Summer School

T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) was Extension Teacher of the University of London in 1916

The Institute of English Studies is currently hosting the eighth International T.S. Eliot Summer School, 100 years after he became an Extension Teacher for the University of London Read more »

UG Laws holds an Open House and first Employer Fair in Pakistan

The Inaugural Laws Employer Fair in Pakistan
Simon Askey (left) and Saad Wasim (right) pictured with a representative of Faraz, Haider, Moazzam & Co

Saad Wasim reports on the Inaugural Laws Employer Fair and Open House event in Pakistan for recent University of London law graduates Read more »

Man, monster, or both? Bringing Beowulf to the gaming sphere

'Grendel', by a theatre group with the University of Sydney for Playing Beowulf
'Grendel', by a theatre group with the University of Sydney for Playing Beowulf

Students at UCL have contributed to a gaming project that is designed to engage people with literature and question the stereotypes that 'demonise' video-game players Read more »

Celebrating Shakespeare in 2016

Shakespeare First Folio, held at the University of London
Shakespeare First Folio, held at the University of London

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, we ask a panel of experts why we continue to celebrate his life and works in 2016 Read more »

Lucky fortune for BA English alumna on her graduation day

BA English graduate, Ayu Madelief Djelantik-Hobohm
BA English graduate, Ayu Madelief Djelantik-Hobohm

A souvenir photo taken at the Alumni Association stand at the 2016 ceremony bought about a happy change of fortune for Ayu Madelief Djelantik-Hobohm Read more »

From BA degree to PhD to novelist

BA English graduate Jackie Rule
"It gave me the confidence to articulate my own ideas": Jackie Rule

Degrees in literature and law have provided University of London graduate, Jackie Rule, with the foundation to start an academic and literary career Read more »

Bedazzled by the Bard

William Shakespeare
The world's greatest wordsmith: William Shakespeare

To celebrate the 450th anniversary of his birth, we look at how William Shakespeare left an indelible mark on the English language Read more »

London Connection Q&A: Lynn Snyman

BA English graduate Lynn Snyman
Lynn Snyman: "I was always strongly encouraged by my parents to read"

BA English graduate Lynn Snyman talks to Lisa Pierre about a soft spot for Chaucer, highland dancing and a good glass of Pinot Grigio Read more »

World Book Day 2014

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Our favourite books, from Adichie to Zolli

From the siege of Stalingrad to epic fantasy, we list some of our favourite reads to celebrate World Book Day Read more »

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