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The English Department regularly produces a wide range of diverse activities. From Series and Seminars to Departmental Prizes and Conferences and Festivals, the English Department generates exceptional work within the wider literary, publishing and performance worlds. Just some of our exciting enterprises can be found below. For a full listing of activities and projects developed by members of staff in the English Department, please see our Research Profile

Whether written or edited by, the latest publications from staff are highlighted here. Critical books, fictional novels, broadcasts and radio talks are just some of the excellent medias the English Department partakes in.

From the annual R:Fest to Play! Arts Festival, the English Department regularly hosts and engages with renowned literary conferences and festivals; offering talks, lectures and interactive discussions on a range of topics. 

From 'Amid the Ruins' to 'Thinklings: The Tolkien Ideas Group', a vast array of exemplary research seminars and series hosted by current staff and students, explore everything from object to literature to poetics.

Staff participate in a range of research projects, including individual initiatives, international collaborations, and funded research which engages with communities beyond the academy.

Students in the English Department at Royal Holloway are encouraged to develop their skills as writers, whether in a critical context or a creative one. An archive of some of our talented students are featured here.

Departmental Prizes


The English Department is pleased to be able to reward our Students' excellent work with a number of prizes across a number of subject areas for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.


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