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Writing Back opens to international students

This award-winning project, which sees School of English students become pen pals with older local residents, is opening to international students for the first time thanks to additional funding.

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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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Rebecca Macklin receives Fulbright Award

Rebecca, a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature, has received a Postgraduate All Disciplines Fulbright Award to enable her to research at Cornell University in the USA in 2017-18.

I Am the Universe - the winners

The Poetry Society has been working with the University of Leeds and poet Helen Mort to create the project, which encourages young people to create poetry responding to climate change.

Bloomsday Celebrations: James Joyce Talk

The Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester was delighted to host Georgina Binnie's talk entitled: 'I am getting on swimming in the photo business now’: James Joyce, Ulysses and the ‘Photo girl’.

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