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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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Professor Sir Geoffrey Hill


The English Faculty is saddened to learn of the death of Geoffrey Hill. Geoffrey studied English at Keble College, and went on to a distinguished career at Leeds, Cambridge, and Boston. Keble College elected him an Honorary Fellow; and he was, of course, for five years our Professor of Poetry, a role he fulfilled with immense charisma and brilliance. He was unquestionably one of the great poets and literary thinkers of his age, inimitable and irreplaceable: it was a privilege to have him a member of our Faculty. 

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Open Days 2016


The next  English Faculty Open Day in 2016 will take place on Friday 16th September. 

Please note that it is not necessary to book for any English Faculty Open Day events as we work on a ‘drop-in’ basis only.

The English open days in 2016 will follow the below timetable:

10.15am - Mini taster lecture (15-20 mins)

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'Macbeth, Macbeth' Trailer

The tragedy is done, the tyrant Macbeth dead. The time is free. But for how long? As Macduff pursues dreams of national revival, smaller lives are seeding. In the ruins of Dunsinane, the Porter tries to keep his three young boys safe from the nightmare of history. In a nunnery deep in Birnam Wood, a girl attempts to forget what she lost in war. Flitting between them, a tortured clairvoyant shakes with the knowledge of what's to come.

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Upcoming Events

Christian Literature Studies Group Day Conference 2016

5 November 2016


Christian Literature Studies Group Day Conference 2016

Shaping Ends:  Aspects of Apocalypse

Date: Saturday 5 November 2016

At: Corpus Christi College


Organiser: Dr Roger Kojecký:



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