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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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Andrew Warnes

Modern American literature and culture; African American literature and culture; food studies; everyday and material studies.

Student profile

Bethany Evans

Bethany joined the University to study English Language and Literature, but after taking a Discovery Module in Portuguese she decided to change her degree to Joint Honours BA English and Portuguese.