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UKRI & COVID-19 Extensions
Students whose studentship funding end date is between 1st March 2020 and 31st March 2021, who have not submitted their doctoral thesis and whose work has been affected by the pandemic are now eligible to apply for an extension.
The poet, Coleridge was famously interrupted as he was writing his brilliant work, Kubla Khan. He said he dreamt the entire poem (some reaearchers say possibly under the influence of opium!) then sat down to write it. He was halfway through when someone knocked on...read more
I’m a writer but sometimes I get sick of writers. Then I hang out with visual artists. I like to listen to agonising about light, shade, colour, shape, framing etc. I feel they are indirectly talking to me about my own work. Recently, I found myself looking at the...read more
This summer, thanks to funding from the NWCDTP and the British Association of Irish Studies, I spent a week in the archives at Trinity College Dublin, looking at the papers of J.M. Synge. I’ve been to the archives before on shorter visits, but there’s nothing like a...read more