What did you most enjoy reading when you studied English here? Which literary works have stayed with you over the years? The Faculty is developing a reading app called LitHits that would help break down barriers to reading and accessing literature, and we need your help. Please fill in the online form here – it takes just a couple of minutes and will help us enormously in compiling a richly varied and diverse range of textual excerpts to put in the app. Many thanks to those of you who have already sent in suggestions, and feel free to send us more!

– from Professor Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, leader of LitHits

Alumni News

Previous issues of Spotlight, our alumni newsletter are available to download here. This newsletter keeps you in touch with current news, research and developments in the Faculty, as well as with other alumni. We are always keen to receive news from alumni, as well as publicising the Faculty's research and the achievements of our current students. We are now accepting possible contributions to the next edition of the newsletter. If you would like to contribute your news, please get in touch with the English Faculty Office.

Issue 1, August 2016

Issue 2, April 2017

Issue 3, November 2017

Issue 4, May 2018

If you have not received a copy of Spotlight, but would like to in the future, please contact the Faculty Office, and we will ensure your records are updated.

If you would like more information about our privacy policy and how your personal data is handled, see our Privacy Policy and Your Data.

Alumni Networking


To join the alumni network for your region or country, visit the University of Oxford's Alumni Groups Page.


To connect with old friends, or for networking, visit the University of Oxford’s LinkedIn Group.

The Faculty has its own LinkedIn group for alumni. To join, visit the English Faculty's LinkedIn Group.


To see our latest posts, photos and shared stories, visit the English Faculty Facebook Page.


To see our tweets, visit

Contacting fellow alumni

We have a database of alumni of the English Faculty. The provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 prevent us from sharing the contact details of our alumni to third parties without their prior consent. If you would like to contact an old friend, we are happy to help you get in touch by forwarding a message. Please contact the Faculty Office.




Alumni Day 2016

Photo: Rebecca Costello

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