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    • Creative Writing lecturer discusses his latest book on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Free Thinkers’

      Creative Writing lecturer discusses his latest book on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Free Thinkers’

      Dr James Hawes, Reader in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University, discussed his most recent book, The Shortest History of Germany, with Anna McElvoy on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Free Thinking’ on Wednesday 17 May.

    • Launch Party for Oxford Brookes Alumna’s Third Novel

      Launch Party for Oxford Brookes Alumna’s Third Novel

      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.

    • Brookes expert in blasphemy discusses Stephen Fry investigation

      Brookes expert in blasphemy discusses Stephen Fry investigation

      International expert on blasphemy laws at Oxford Brookes discusses on Sky News the reported investigation into actor Stephen Fry for blasphemy.

    • Dr Morag Joss wins Teaching Teapot Award

      Dr Morag Joss wins Teaching Teapot Award

      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 presents latest performance

      Stones Theatre Company presents latest performance

      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 second Student Research Conference

      Oxford Brookes hosts second Student Research Conference

      Oxford Brookes hosts the second Student Research Conference as part of the University's Get Published! initiative.

    • Poetics of Home: Place and Identity Creative Writing Symposium

      Poetics of Home: Place and Identity Creative Writing Symposium

      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 get invaluable insight into careers in translation

      Language students get invaluable insight into careers in translation

      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.

    • Faculty leads the way in Brookes Union Teaching Awards

      Faculty leads the way in Brookes Union Teaching Awards

      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.

    • Oxford Brookes Alumni to publish young adult novels with Usborne

      Oxford Brookes Alumni to publish young adult novels with Usborne

      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.