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12 November 2020
AHRC-funded studentships are now available for 2021 entry through the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership
22 October 2020
The Royal Shakespeare Company are working with students at the University of Birmingham on an online project, to help them continue their studies through the pandemic.
01 October 2020
Professor Tiffany Stern talk about her groundbreaking work on 'Shakespeare in Parts' on the That Shakespeare Life podcast.
25 June 2020
Charlie Bannocks (MA Shakespeare and Creativity) shares her love of A Midsummer Night's Dream - from her own experience of directing productions in Russia to puppets.
19 June 2020
This year the Shakespeare Institute has moved its annual Play Reading Marathon online. Dr Martin Wiggins discusses the benefits of going global.
As part of her dissertation, MA Shakespeare and Creativity student, Charlotte Bannocks, has been working hard to make Shakespeare accessible to family audiences by creating three short films, using puppets.
10 June 2020
The Shakespeare Institute's continuing research collaboration with Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan's premier university in Shakespeare studies, has this week passed two milestones.
18 May 2020
Our virtual open day was held on 15 May 2020. In case you missed it we have all our course information videos and questions and answers from the day available to view at your leisure.
21 April 2020
Celebrating Shakespeare's birthday virtually on 23 April.
03 April 2020
Over twenty prisons now using materials prepared by Shakespeare Institute scholar to support inmates during the crisis.
06 March 2020
Dame Judi Dench was interviewed by Professor Sir Stanley Wells at the annual London Shakespeare Lecture held in his honour.
25 February 2020
Undergraduate English trip to Stratford-upon-Avon.
More forthcoming events
How we are exploring issues of climate through the arts, humanities and law.
The College of Arts and Law is placed 67th in the Times Higher Education 2022 rankings, making it one of the best places for study and research in this field globally.
A collaboration with Birmingham City Council will revive the fortunes of the Birmingham Shakespeare Memorial Library