Dihal and Dillon Win Major Grant from Templeton World Charity Foundation

Faculty members Dr Kanta Dihal and Dr Sarah Dillon have been awarded a major research grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation to fund the Global AI Narratives project (GAIN) based at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, with Dr Stephen Cave and Dr Beth Singler. The project aims: to understand how different cultures and […]

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2018 BBC Short Story Award with Cambridge University

Sarah Hall, prize-winning novelist and short story writer, has been shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University for the third time for ‘Sudden Traveller’. She won the award in 2013 for ‘Mrs Fox’ and was shortlisted for the first time in 2010 for ‘Butcher’s Perfume’. Both stories appeared in her debut […]

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Dr Sophie Read and Dr Claudia Tobin contribute to ‘Sorted!’, a brand new festival of talks at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, 25-27 September 2018

‘Sorted!’, a brand new festival launched by Cambridge University Botanic Garden to celebrate the opening of the Rising Path, brings together artists and art historians, botanic garden experts, scientists, historians, curators, horticulturalists, researchers and writers in order to explore how we sort and organise the natural world. Each day of the Festival is themed to […]

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Dr Edward Allen gives Keynote Lecture at ‘Symposium of Sound’, Durham University, September 2018

Dr Edward Allen gives a keynote lecture at the ‘Symposium of Sound’ in Durham (3-4 September 2018). His lecture is entitled ‘Catching that Jingling Feeling’. https://symposiumofsound.wordpress.com/conference-programme/ An interview with Dr Edward Allen, in which he explains how he first become interested in sound studies, is available here: https://symposiumofsound.wordpress.com/blog/

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Dr Sarah Dillon on Literary Criticism at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, part of the BBC Student Critics’ Awards with First Story and Cambridge University

On Thursday 16th August, Dr Sarah Dillon joined Mariella Frostrup and other guests for a special edition of BBC Radio 4’s Open Book on literary criticism at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The event was part of the Faculty’s participation in the BBC National Student Critics’ Award with First Story and Cambridge University, details of […]

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Bethany Dubow awarded the 2018 Kinsella Poetry Prize

Bethany Dubow has been awarded the 2018 Kinsella Poetry Prize, hosted by Churchill College and the Cambridge English Faculty. The prize was judged by Lee Ann Brown, a practising poet and outgoing Judith E Wilson Poetry fellow, and Tim Cribb, fellow of Churchill College. The prize is open to all students in statu pupillari at […]

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Booking open: ‘Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956: “a voice which has no fellow”’ , 20-21 September 2018

You are warmly invited to attend the first international conference on Walter de la Mare’s works. The programme includes an exciting line-up of talks, with plenty of opportunity for discussion. There will also be a pop-up exhibition by Professor Jacqueline Reid-Walsh (Pennsylvania State University) in collaboration with Carolina Rabei, illustrator of Faber and Faber’s children’s […]

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