School of English and Modern Languages

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    Located in a city with an unparalled literary history and one that cherishes the power of the spoken word, the School of English and Modern Languages is a place to be both inspired and inspiring.

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      • 24May
        Knitwits: Knitting the Bluestockings

        Knitwits: Knitting the Bluestockings

        This event, hosted by The Elizabeth Montagu Correspondence Online Project (EMCO) and Oxford Brookes University, invites scholars and knitters to explore the secret of the famous 'blue stockings' of the 18th - century Bluestocking Circle. Experts will discuss knitting and dyeing wool in the eighteenth century, and will introduce us to the fashion of stockings in polite society. The knitwear designer Kate Davies has designed easy patterns for the infamous blue stockings. During the event, we will share details of her designs with the audience, and start knitting!

      • 01Jun
        Fire Up Your Poetry Practice: Professionalising your Poetry

        Fire Up Your Poetry Practice: Professionalising your Poetry

        Are you ready to take your poetry to the next level? Do you have a growing file of poems, but aren’t sure how to publish them? Are you wondering about how to get your first pamphlet together? This course aims to help you achieve your goal of being a ‘proper’ published poet, and to develop a more professional approach to your writing.