Literature and science may seem like opposite ends of the spectrum, but reading can have an impact on even the most scientific of brains. A new film series reveals the reading habits of eight Cambridge scientists and peeks inside the covers of the books that have played a major role in their lives. The Novel […]
Cambridge’s Faculty of English has been judged the best English department in the world in the 2015 QS World University Rankings, above Oxford, Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford and Yale. The QS World University Rankings are based on indicators of academic reputation, reputation among employers, Faculty-student ratio, research citations and impact and the international diversity of staff […]
Cambridge English has won two of the BBC’s New Generation Thinker Awards for 2015, through Trinity College Fellow in English Joe Moshenska and Selwyn PhD student Clare Walker Gore. Joe Moshenska has worked on the importance of touch in religious and early scientific debates, the philosophical history of tickling and the reception of Chinese medicine […]
MARK McGURL, Stanford University, Author of The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing EVERYTHING AND LESS: THE NOVEL IN THE AGE OF AMAZON THURSDAY 4th JUNE at 5.30pm ROOM G06/7, ENGLISH FACULTY, 9 WEST ROAD, CAMBRIDGE. See poster for more information
Dr Ross Wilson has been awarded the Crausaz Wordsworth Fellowship at CRASSH for Michaelmas term 2015. The Fellowship is awarded to academic staff in Cambridge who are not members of the Faculty of Philosophy to work on a philosophical topic. His project is entitled ‘The Hidden Seed of Survival: The Lives of Artworks in Benjamin […]
Congratulations to Dr Ruth Abbott, Dr Helen Thavinthiran, Dr Louise Joy and Faculty Librarian Libby Tilley, who have all won CUSU Teaching awards. More details can be found here.
Michael Plygawko Sullivan has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University for 2015-16. As Rodney G. Dennis Fellow in the Study of Manuscripts, he will examine the notebooks and draft poems of Alfred Tennyson located in Harvards Houghton Library.
Dr Robert Macfarlane examines the plethora of words we use for weather and landscape: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/feb/27/robert-macfarlane-word-hoard-rewilding-landscape
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Lent term sees the launch of a new ‘section B’ for Part 2 Paper 18: ‘Classical Hollywood 1930 – 1950: Genre and Style’. Marking the occasion, the Benson Gallery in the Faculty Library has put on an exhibition about some of the key films and stars of the period. The Benson Gallery is located on […]