University of Durham


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Education Mary Stewart
Mary Rainbow (later MS ) received her BA in English with First Class Honours from Durham University , where she had enrolled in 1935.
Stewart, Mary. About Mary Stewart. Musson.
Education Mary Stewart
She was involved in both university social activities and sports. She became the president of both the Women's Union and the Literary Society as well as participating in college theatricals. The last may perhaps have...
Employer Carol Rumens
She has also held writer-in-residence positions at the Universities of Newcastle and Durham (as Northern Arts Literary Fellow, 1988-90), Queen's University, Belfast (1991-3 and again 1995-8), University College, Cork (1994), and the Stockholm University (Spring...
Employer Fleur Adcock
In LondonFA worked as a librarian at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (which bought her a few hours of solitude each day to write in) until she took the plunge and became a...
Employer Mary Stewart
In 1941 MS was offered a part-time position (six lectures a week) as a lecturer in the English Department of Durham University , which was short of staff because of enlistment in the armed forces...
Employer U. A. Fanthorpe
After becoming known as a poet Fanthorpe held several writer-in-residence posts. The offer of a year as Arts Council writer in residence at St Martin's College , Lancaster in 1983 moved the hospital to give...
Employer Mary Stewart
MS was asked to lecture part-time at St Hild's College of education for women (a part of the university)
In 1975 this was merged with Durham's college of education for men as the College of...
Family and Intimate relationships Gillian Slovo
Five hundred people were detained under this law in its first six months. On release they could be re-arrested (as First was as she stood in a phone booth outside the prison, about to tell...
Material Conditions of Writing Mary Stewart
While studying at the University of Durham Mary Rainbow (later MS ) continued to write, but poetry rather than fiction, with the dream of becoming a lecturer on poetry at Oxford.
Friedman, Lenemaja. Mary Stewart. Twayne Publishers.
Later, when she...
Occupation Kathleen Jamie
She has spent two periods working at the Centre for Medical Humanities as a Fellow of Durham University 's Institute for Advanced Studies, the second of them in early 2012.
“Launch of ’Frissure’: a collaboration between Kathleen Jamie, Brigid Collins and CMH”. Centre for Medical Humanities.
Occupation Gillian Slovo
GS served for three years as president of English PEN . One month before her term was due to expire she resigned her presidency in order to draw attention to what she said was an...
Occupation Jane Ellen Harrison
In March 1895 she received the first honorary LLD awarded to a woman by the University of Aberdeen , and two years later she received an honorary DLitt from the University of Durham for her scholarship.
Robinson, Annabel. The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison. Oxford University Press.
Reception Jane Ellen Harrison
She received another such degree, an Honorary DLitt from the University of Durham , in 1897.
Reception Mary Stewart
The degree was awarded as part of the celebrations for the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the University of Durham . The speech introducing MS at the ceremony was given by Professor...
Reception Helen Waddell
HW 's remarkable popularity—as an academic scholar whose name was well-known in non-academic, cultivated households—went hand in hand with some scholarly condemnation. She was said to have been barred from British Academy membership by opposition...


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The Church Missionary Society founded an institution in Africa, Fourah Bay College , to train native African teachers and missionaries.

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The University of Durham was founded.


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