School of English, Communication and Philosophy

Critical rigour meets creative thought in a supportive and friendly environment.

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Get inspired by our innovative approaches to English, Communication and Philosophy.

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We specialise in a range of distinctive and complementary approaches to language, text, cultures and identities.

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About us

We are a multi-discipline School that values critical rigour, creative thinking, and intellectual inquisitiveness.

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Our flagship engagement projects aim to present our work to a wider audience.

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We apply our research to important challenges that make a difference in diverse areas beyond the School.



Britishness – a Japanese Love Affair

19 February 2018

How children’s fantasy literature - and the chocolate box Cotswolds - have inspired Japan’s fantasy tourism