The Cultural Institute has three main aims: to increase pioneering research collaborations with creative sector partners, to widen cultural engagement and participation and to build the skills of our students.

We thrive on ideas from the creative and cultural sector and nurture partnership between arts professionals, researchers and students from all disciplines.

We are strengthening our position as a global centre of research and teaching excellence in culture, building sustainable partnerships in a city, region and nation rich in artistic innovation and cultural aspiration.

Research

Pioneering research with our partners

Research

Cultural engagement

Widening cultural engagement and participation

Cultural engagement

Working with students

Building opportunities and skills

Working with students

Our partnerships

Creative collaboration

Our partnerships

Events

Upcoming Events

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Apr 11
to
Dec 7

This exhibition celebrates ‘katagami’: Japanese resist dyeing stencils. Although produced simply as tools, in recent years the katagami have come to be appreciated as beautiful objects themselves.

Nov 21

Please join us for a glass of wine to celebrate the launch of Austin Wright: Emerging Forms.

Nov 21

A public lecture, Q&A, and pop-up exhibition exploring the untold history of ageing and anti-ageing across Britain in the twentieth century.

News

Understanding Sikh activism in Britain

Society & Politics, Arts & Culture
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What can war teach today’s nurses about wound care?

Health, Arts & Culture
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Capital of Culture 2023 – the bid is in

Arts & Culture, University
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Finding the UK’s favourite nature book

Arts & Culture
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Updating the most comprehensive dialect survey ever

Arts & Culture, Society & Politics
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Lighting up the campus

Arts & Culture
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Simon Armitage comes full circle with Professor of Poetry post

Arts & Culture
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Find out more about us in the guide to the Cultural Institute, and download the Culture on Campus brochure for current and upcoming events

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