Hosted by Royal Holloway.
This day-long course will introduce you to the study of English at University in particular to English courses which have a historical spine.
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In such courses you will have the opportunity to study English literature from its earliest roots to the present day. So you will encounter the extraordinary saga of Beowulf a work which continues to inspire writers film- and game-makers today; you will explore the Renaissance, not just Shakespeare but all the other writers who worked in this fast-moving era of world travel, scientific discovery and information exchange; you will – perhaps especially if you study in the splendid Founders Building at Royal Holloway! – live and breathe the art, culture and literature of the Victorians, and you will also read the award-winning work of the newest generation of creative writers – some of whom might actually be teaching you!
This Taster Day is an excellent way to experience how such a course works in practice. You will gain hands-on experience of lectures, seminars and workshops delivered by the highly respected English academics who work at Royal Holloway. Together we will explore why and how the ancient roots of English Literature continue to inspire each new generation of writers… from Beowulf to the Booker!
PLEASE NOTE: After you have submitted your application, we will email you to ask you to write in 150 words, why you are interested in studying English at university. Students will be selected for this course based on their answers. Once we have received your 150 words, we will let you know as soon as possible whether or not your application has been successful.
Duration: One day (9.30am - 4pm)
Subject area/s: English
Course Requirements: This taster course is open to year 12 students or anyone considering starting their undergraduate studies in September 2016.
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)
Minimum number of students: