English at Leicester

At Leicester, we encourage you to explore the pleasures of studying literature in a community combining passionate academic staff and enthusiastic students. We are home to many English societies and committees with a varied calendar of extra-curricular and social events. We host a large number of conferences, lectures and seminars each year, many of them open to the public.

English at Leicester is part of the School of Arts.

About English

Learn about our history and famous names associated with English at Leicester.

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Resources for schools

Find out more about the talks, taster courses, events and masterclasses we offer to school and sixth-form students.

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History of English at Leicester

Read more about the long-established and distinguished history of English at Leicester.

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"There is such a broad range of literature and language, from Old English right through to contemporary writing."