The study of English at the University of St Andrews has a long and distinguished history that is sustained in the scholarly, critical, and creative dynamism of today's School of English. In the present day, the School enjoys an international reputation as a centre for both academic research and literary creativity. In the 2008 RAE, the School had 70% of its research and writing rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'. The School's richest inheritance, however, is its collegiality: we pride ourselves on our friendliness, and on our common enthusiasm for great literature.
Wednesday 16th April
Title: ‘Modern and Contemporary Research in Progress Seminar’.
Speakers: Dr Peter Mackay and Dr Christina Alt (University of St Andrews)
Queen's Poetry Medal for Professor Douglas Dunn
Professor Douglas Dunn, emeritus Professor and former Head of the School of English, has received the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2013 in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in recognition of his lifetime contribution to literature. Committee chair and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy described Professor Dunn as one of "the greatest poets Scotland has produced". The School's Professor Don Paterson holds the Queen's 2009 Gold Medal for Poetry.