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University of Oxford Faculty of English

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The Faculty of English Language and Literature is by far the largest English Department in the UK, with over 75 permanent postholders, a further 70 Faculty members, 900 undergraduates and 300 postgraduates. The Faculty has a very distinguished research and teaching record, covering all periods of English Literature.

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English Faculty DPhil student reveals that Isaac Newton designed Queen Anne’s coronation medal

Postgraduate student Joseph Hone found a manuscript which revealed the scientist had designed the medal for Queen Anne's coronation in 1702.

It explained the design as symbolising the dual threats of France and rival Stuart claimants to the throne.

Mr Hone, an English DPhil student on a Oxford and Exeter university project, says the discovery casts more light on Newton's professional career and how his work moved between science, maths and humanities.

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Professor Andy Orchard delivers Inaugural Lecture

 

The Inaugural Lecture of the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon was delivered by Professor Andy Orchard on 25 February in the English Faculty. The lecture was entitled 'The Craft and Cunning of Anglo-Saxon Verse' and the Podcast can be listened to here.

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Upcoming Events

Johnson and Shakespeare 2015

7 August 2015 - 9 August 2015

A Conference to mark the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Samuel Johnson’s The Plays of William Shakespeare will be held at Pembroke College, Oxford on 7–9 August 2015. For further details, and the call for papers, click here.

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Medicine of Words: Literature, Medicine, and Theology in the Middle Ages

11 September 2015 - 12 September 2015

 

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St Anne’s College, Oxford

11-12th September 2015. 

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