Peter De Bolla Wins Robert Lowry Patten Award

We congratulate Peter de Bolla, who has won the annual Robert Lowry Patten Award, awarded by the journal SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 for the most outstanding recent contribution to British literary studies of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century. The award is for his book The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human […]

Wondering what to pack for university? A guitar, perhaps, for the “refresshynge of the witte”?

What to take to university is a question foremost in the minds of thousands of freshers up and down the country. Prof. Christopher Page’s latest book The Guitar in Tudor England reveals that 16th century students faced similar dilemmas – though their packing lists were rather different. Read more here.

Writing Europe, 500-1450

Dr Orietta Da Rold has contributed to a new book, Writing Europe, 500-1450. Medieval Europe was characterized by a sophisticated market for the production, exchange and sale of written texts. This volume brings together papers on a range of topics, centred on manuscript studies and textual criticism, which explore these issues from a pan-European perspective. […]

Novel Thoughts

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 […]

QS World University Rankings

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 […]