June 2017 at the University of Winchester
June proved to be a busy and exciting month as we welcomed emerging creative writers and an acclaimed poet to the University for our annual Winchester Writers’ Festival, celebrated musical success, and received awards for our excellent teaching and our social enterprise activities.
Take a look back at some of our most memorable events over the last month.
We celebrated musical success with Hannah Williams and the Affirmations
A track with lead vocals by Hannah Curtain, Creative Director of Foundation Music and a soul singer and musician, is sampled on the title track of JAY-Z's hotly-awaited new album 4:44. Hannah found out that the American rapper and global music icon wanted to use the Hannah Williams and the Affirmations track Late Nights and Heartbreak last February and kept the secret until the album’s release at the end of June. Find out more
Our new state-of-the-art building moved a step closer
We welcomed aspiring writers to the 37th Winchester Writers’ Festival
An electrifying performance of his poems – Mourning Breaks and Invisible Kisses – by acclaimed poet Lemn Sissay inspired an audience of new and emerging creative writers at his keynote address at this year’s Writers’ Festival. Over 300 writers attended a variety of events including workshops and meetings with top literary agents and commissioning editors. Find out more
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We launched the Service Children’s Progression Alliance
The Service Children’s Progression (SCiP) Alliance – a new partnership of organisations focused on improving the progression of children from military families into and through further and higher education – was launched at a one-day conference at the University, with a keynote by Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP. The Alliance is led and hosted by the University. Find out more
We won the Social Enterprise Gold Mark
The University was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark in recognition of our excellent work as a social enterprise. The Social Enterprise Mark CIC is the only authority that provides certification to businesses that prove they operate as a social enterprise, putting people before shareholder profit. The University received particular praise for our Fairtrade catering operations; our active engagement with the Student Hub charity; and for being a leading example in environmental conservation policies. Find out more
Winchester University Press unveiled original Conan Doyle manuscript
The handwritten manuscript of The Adventure of the Creeping Man, initially published in 1927 as part of The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes – the final collection of the detective stories – has been unveiled in a new volume published by Winchester University Press. The volume is edited by Dr Neil McCaw, Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture at the University. It’s the first time that the manuscript has been made publicly available in published form and until now, no-one other than the Conan Doyle family will have seen it. Find out more