Dr Jane Hughes leads project to digitise letters written by George Mallory and co-curates exhibition in the centenary year of his fatal attempt to scale Everest

Dr Jane Hughes, Fellow in English and Pepys Librarian at Magdalene,  has headed up a project to digitise the letters between George and Ruth Mallory; and is co-curating, with archivist Katy Green, an exhibition starting on 20th June in the Gallery, Magdalene New Library Building. George Mallory died attempting an ascent of Everest on 8th or 9th June […]

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The Mays Thirty Two – 2024

We are delighted to announce that the latest edition of The Mays anthology, edited by Lemn Sissay and Denise Riley, has been published! This 32nd edition contains new pieces of writing and artwork by students at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, and is entirely made by students. Copies can be purchased via the […]

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‘Secondariness’: A Roundtable of the Neo-Latin Seminar, 31st May 2024, Faculty of English, SR/24, 2-6:30pm

Neo-Latin has often been perceived as a profoundly ‘secondary’ medium: temporally secondary, relative to classical Latin, and in terms of language acquisition; inventively and emotionally secondary, in its supposed reliance on allusion and received ideas; even qualitatively secondary, compared to both classical and vernacular creativity. Participants will address neo-Latin’s supposed secondariness from a range of […]

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John Milton’s notes identified in an influential book he once owned

‘The hand of Milton: Identifying the author’s annotated copy of Holinshed’s Chronicles’, an essay by researchers Claire M L Bourne, Aaron T Pratt and Jason Scott-Warren, was published in Issue 6320 of The Times Literary Supplement (TLS) on 17 May 2024.  Their identification of John Milton’s handwriting in two volumes of Raphael Holinshed’s Chronicles (1587) belonging […]

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Graduate Research Forum Workshop, ‘Critical Forms: New Approaches to the Study of Literary Form’, Faculty of English, Tuesday 11 June. CfP deadline: Saturday 1 June

The Workshop will combine conference-style papers, a keynote by Professor Marion Thain (KCL), and a group discussion session responding to pre-circulated reading, led by our keynote. The event will be followed by a drinks reception where we encourage attendees to keep the conversations going! Our topic this year is Literary Form, with a particular focus […]

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