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Five unlikely aphrodisiacs used in early modern England

17 November 2017

In this blog, guest lecturer, Dr Jennifer Evans, senior lecturer in the history group at the University of Herefordshire, offers us a preview of her talk, showcasing some of the astonishing items that were once used to ‘get in the mood’.


Death and the Maiden

02 November 2017

At this time of year, death seems to be a prominent theme: today is All Souls' Day and this week has seen also seen Halloween. It feels like an appropriate time to reflect on the University's Death and the Maiden conference which took place in July.


World Book Night 2017: what will you be reading?

21 April 2017

To mark World Book Night, University academics based in the Department of English, Creative Writing and American Studies recommend a book that has a special meaning for them. Read their recommendations and perhaps be inspired to pick up a copy.


Exotic England: Five minutes with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

14 December 2016

​​​Considered one of the few female Muslim voices on the political stage, journalist, author and political commentator Yasmin Alibhai-Brown was born in Uganda in 1949, before moving to Britain in 1972.​​Last night, Yasmin spoke at the University abou...


The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat

08 December 2016

​​In October, a small group of second-year students studying on the University of Winchester's Musical Theatre BA course​ took part in a workshop with award-winning writer, composer and lyricist Dougal Irvine on his new musical adaptation of Eric Idl...


How is ordinary life experienced in extraordinary times?

27 July 2016

​What is ordinary life in an exceptional space, or transnational space beyond normative markers of ordinariness? How do individuals negotiate the exceptional in their everyday lives?​The Ordinary Times workshop – a collaborative project developed by ...


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