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Simon Armitage appointed Professor of Poetry

World-renowned poet Simon Armitage has joined the University of Leeds as its first Professor of Poetry. Professor Armitage returns to the School of English 20 years after taking up his first post.

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The Playhouse Lab - The Cardinal

Explore the rich and varied worlds of Renaissance drama in The Playhouse Lab through script-in-hand, totally improvised staged readings of both familiar and less well-known plays. Starts at 5:30 pm.

'Finnegans Wake' Reading Group

The Finnegans Wake reading group will reconvene on Wednesday 18 October at 5.15pm at the School of English, University of Leeds. New members very welcome! Starts at 5:15 pm.

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Staff profile

David Higgins

British culture and literature during the Romantic period: genius and creativity; constructions of the self; nationalism and imperialism; ideas of community; ecology.

Student profile

Raisa Butt

Coming to Leeds allowed Raisa to further explore the connections between her two passions - drama and literature.