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2nd February 2018
AN award-winning author whose bestselling novel was named book of the year by the Guardian and Observer newspapers is to join the University of Chichester. Suzanne Joinson has been appointed as a senior lecturer to teach on the emerging field of non-fiction creative and digital writing. The former...
31st January 2018
NEW evidence about a relationship between renowned novelist Iris Murdoch and the lesser-known writer Brigid Brophy has been discovered by a University of Chichester academic. Dr Miles Leeson, who leads the Iris Murdoch Research Centre at the institution, investigated the writers’ 12-year affair by...
29th January 2018
A PROFESSOR from the University of Chichester has spoken of her latest short story about the controversial artist Eric Gill following its broadcast on BBC Radio 4. In her story, Alison MacLeod, Professor of Contemporary Ficton, draws on Gill’s art, diaries, and public responses to an exhibition at...
21st December 2017
THE history of legendary tales from European mythology has been revealed by two University of Chichester lectures as part of a new Netflix series released this month. Myths and Monsters, available from Saturday 23 December, unearths the unexpected stories of the world’s most popular myths. Dr...
29th November 2017
THE High Sheriff of West Sussex has visited the University of Chichester to discuss our approach to providing high-quality, student-centred education. Lady Emma Barnard spoke with Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Longmore, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr Mark Mason, and colleagues from the Department of...
15th November 2017
A UNIQUE book expressing contemporary Palestinian experience from war-torn Gaza to the Australian diaspora has been produced in part by a University of Chichester lecturer with the intention of creating a poetic conversation between Palestine and the English-speaking world. A Blade of Grass: New...
10th November 2017
The Chinese scholar leading a new generation of students capivated by the author's seductive novels and influential legacy Just one novel by Iris Murdoch was all it took for Chinese scholar Jennifer Yue to decide to journey thousands of miles from home and dedicate her career to the work of the...
24th August 2017
THE life and work of one of Britain’s most renowned illustrators is to be celebrated by the University of Chichester next month. Arthur Rackham, best known for his impressions of Alice in Wonderland and the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, is to be remembered at a series of events in September to...
14th August 2017
The results of the National Student Survey have once again proved that the University of Chichester is one of the best in the sector for student satisfaction. Overall satisfaction is 87 per cent, three per cent above the national average, and Chichester is ranked inside the top 40 of all higher...
10th July 2017
THE mother of University of Chichester associate lecturer Gabrielle Kimm has published her first book of fiction at the age of 89. Colette de Curzon wrote Paymon’s Trio in 1949 in Portsmouth – at the age of 22 – and the book remained tucked away in a folder of her work, where she all but forgot it...

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