Introducing our postgraduate courses in Shakespeare and Creativity

Shakespeare Institute
Arts and Law, Students, Teaching
Wednesday 20th March 2013 (14:30-19:00)
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To book a place at this event and secure your space on the coach (one-way or return) please email Caroline Ashton:

We are pleased to announce the launch of two exciting new courses which have a unique focus on Shakespeare and Creativity, combining the theatrical and academic study of Shakespeare’s life and work.

To mark the occasion, we are holding a launch event at the Shakespeare Institute and we would be delighted if you could join us:

Come along to find out more about the courses, meet Institute staff and current students and explore the Institute itself.

The event will also include a creative cabaret performance, directed by our own actor-turned-academic, and co-convenor of the programmes, Dr Abigail Rokison. This will be followed by drinks and an opportunity to meet and mingle with contributors on the new programmes – the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the new Library of Birmingham – and some familiar faces from the theatre world.

If you are currently considering postgraduate study, this is an ideal opportunity to experience the unique atmosphere, resources and teaching that the Shakespeare Institute has to offer.

The event will run as follows:

  • 2.30pm: Tea, coffee and cake to be served
  • 3.00pm: A welcome to the Institute and introductory session chaired by Professor Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute
  • 3.15pm: Brief introduction and questions by Professor Ewan Fernie and Dr Abigail Rokison giving students a taste of the content of the course.
  • 3.45pm: Current postgraduate students will share their thoughts on the course and field questions from the audience
  • 4.15pm: Introduction to Institute staff
  • 4.30pm: Comfort break
  • 5.00pm: Speeches from representatives from Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Royal Shakespeare Company, Library of Birmingham
  • 5.15pm: Toast and Cabaret performance
  • 6.15pm: Opportunity for students to meet and speak to guests and staff
  • 7.00pm: Event close, transport back to Edgbaston Campus available


We will be offering free coach transport to and from the event, leaving from the Edgbaston campus at 1.45pm and returning from Stratford-upon-Avon at around 7.15pm. If you wish to stay in Stratford and enjoy a night at the theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company is able to offer a limited number of discounted tickets for students – but we do ask that you make your own way home afterwards.