The Department of English Literature Stratford Residential is a study residential held at the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon each year in June.
The residential is an exciting opportunity for intensive study of English prose, poetry and drama in a setting that only Birmingham can offer.
The programme includes a trip to the Royal Shakespeare Company, as well as a wide variety of seminars and workshops across all periods of literature, from detective fiction, to creative plagiarism and fiction about the undead! There are also a range of practical workshops in which students explore textual, musical and theatrical ideas, alongside other cultural events. Alongside these study activities there are a range of social activities and participatory events to suit the post-exam mood too.
What our students said about the residential:
- ‘A wonderful experience that has proven I was right to choose Birmingham for my degree’
- ‘I have loved the exposure to academics that are top of their field and spending time at the lovely Institute’
- ‘Such a good experience – really enjoyed it’
- ‘It was enjoyable, intellectually stimulating and brought us, as students, closer together’