Postgraduate study in Shakespeare: an open day in Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon, The Shakespeare Institute
Arts and Law, Open Day
Thursday 6th June 2019 (11:00-13:00)
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An event for prospective postgraduate students with an interest in Shakespeare. 

Prospective MA and PhD students are invited to join us in Stratford for a tour of the Shakespeare Institute and a chance to ask staff questions about our programmes of study.

Those who have already applied and have an offer of a place will also be able to have their documents checked and returned to them on the day.

This open day event also takes place on the first day of the British Graduate Shakespeare Association conference, one of the highlights of the Shakespeare Institute calendar. Organised by our current students, the conference welcomes postgraduates studying Shakespeare from all over the world.

This is your chance to see the Shakespeare Institute during one of the most exciting times of the year!

The Shakespeare Institute is home to five exciting postgraduate programmes:

Being based in the heart of Stratford upon Avon, the Shakespeare Institute enjoys close and developing relations with the Royal Shakespeare Company  with our collaboration at The Other Place and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. It has its own purpose-built world-class research library, run by a priceless team of expert librarians. It plays host to the most prestigious international Shakespeare conference in the world.


  • 10.45am - 11am: Registration in the Entrance Hall of the Shakespeare Institute.
  • 11am - 11.30am: Induction and greeting with Professor John Jowett (acting Director of the Shakespeare Institute)
  • 11.30am - 12.15pm: a) prospective students for the MA Shakespeare and Theatre and MA Shakespeare and Education – meet with Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall and Dr Erin Sullivan to discuss the programme and its different pathways, including distance learning; b) 

    prospective research students – meet with Dr Martin Wiggins to discuss the PhD degree and application process (students are also encouraged to make contact with their prospective supervisors, if they have them, to see if they can meet with them on the day); c) all other students – tour of the building and library with Juliet Creese (student administration) and Karin Brown (library manager)

  • 12.15am - 1pm: a) prospective students for MA Shakespeare Studies – meet with Prof. John Jowett to discuss the programme; b) prospective students for MA Shakespeare and Creativity – meet with Abigail Rokison-Woodall to discuss the programme; c) all other students – tour of the building and library with Juliet Creese (student administration) and Karin Brown (library manager)
  • 2pm-3pm (Optional for all students): British Shakespeare Conference plenary lecture presented by Dr Nora Williams on her practice-as-research project, Measure (Still) for Measure (note: ‘Britgrad’ is an annual conference organised by Shakespeare Institute students. It is normally only open to registered delegates, but open day visitors are invited to attend this particular plenary if they are available)

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

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Students working in The Other Place
Opening panel
Panel session

[Photography by Sam Allard]