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Oxford Brookes would like to congratulate alumna Rachel Crowther on the upcoming publication of her third novel. Every Secret Thing is set to be published on 29 June, with a launch party being held on the 1 July at Woodstock Town Hall. The venue has previously played host to many prestigious authors, including Joanna Trollope, Jane Gardam and Patrick Gale.
International expert on blasphemy laws at Oxford Brookes discusses on Sky News the reported investigation into actor Stephen Fry for blasphemy.
At the recent finalists’ party for English Literature, Drama and Creative Writing students, Lecturer in Creative Writing, Dr Morag Joss, was awarded this year’s Nigel Messenger Teaching Teapot Award.
Stones Theatre Company, run by Oxford Brookes students Olivia Stone and Rachael Head, is about to present its fourth production, Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley.
Oxford Brookes hosts the second Student Research Conference as part of the University's Get Published! initiative.
With the support of Santander Universities and Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre, a creative writing symposium on the theme of the Poetics of Home was held at the Institute of English Studies in London on 18 March. Comprising a variety of panel presentations, discussions and readings, this one-day symposium offered a unique platform for poets, researchers and educators to establish a dialogue on the representation of homelands, migration, diaspora, language and border-crossings in contemporary poetry and poetics.
Language students at Oxford Brookes were lucky enough to receive a visit from a big name in translation. Philip Cole, former head of the English and Irish Translation Unit at the European Parliament, ran a French to English translation workshop for the students and answered any questions the students had about working in the industry.
Staff from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have received five nominations across the six categories of the fifth annual Brookes Union Teaching Awards.
Linni Ingemundsen, Oxford Brookes MA Creative Writing alumna, is set to have her first book published by Usborne Publishing. This will be the first novel in a two-book deal with Usborne’s young adult section.
Oxford Brookes University will again have a strong presence at the FTWeekend Oxford Literary Festival with an exciting programme of events.