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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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Oxford Research in English (ORE)



Oxford Research in English (ORE), which was founded last year within the English Faculty, has just released its first edition. Please take a look here: This issue is focused on the topic of 'Margins' and emerged out of the 2014 Oxford English Graduate conference. The next issue will be on the topic of 'Networks'.


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Fiction and Human Rights: The TORCH Network Launch

On Saturday 7th November, a mixed group of undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and the interested public packed the Cube to capacity to participate in the launch of the Fiction and Human Rights Network at TORCH –

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Upcoming Events

Professor of Poetry lecture

24 November 2015


The current Professor of Poetry is Professor Simon Armitage, who was elected in June 2015. To read more about his election to the post, please click here.

Simon Armitage's inaugural lecture as Professor of Poetry will take place in the Examination Schools in Oxford at 5.30pm on Tuesday 24 November. All are welcome to attend.

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Conquest: 1016, 1066

20 July 2016 - 23 July 2016

An Interdisciplinary Anniversary Conference

Worcester College, Oxford, and TORCH, 20-23 July 2016

A major conference to mark the 950th anniversary of the Norman Conquest and 1000th anniversary of Danish conquest.

Topics include (in no particular order):

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