University of Leicester


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Employer Philip Larkin
He had so far no qualifications for librarianship beyond his degree in English literature, and left to himself he might well have continued to live at home with his parents and work on his novel...
Performance of text Rosamond Lehmann
A new departure for RL was a lecture on Elizabeth Gaskell , which she gave at Leicester University in autumn 1953.
Hastings, Selina. Rosamond Lehmann. Chatto and Windus.
Reception Elaine Feinstein
EF became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1980. In 1990 she won the Cholmondeley Award for Poetry and was given an Honorary DLitt by the University of Leicester .
Falconer, Helen. “Saturday Review: Family Affairs”. The Guardian, p. 10.
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Feinstein, Elaine. Selected Poems. Carcanet.
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Reception Philip Larkin
PL declined the poet laureateship, which was offered him after John Betjeman died (on 19 May 1984), on the grounds that he was no longer a practising poet. His many honorary doctorates included those with...
Reception Kathleen Raine
In 1974 she was awarded an Honorary DLitt by the University of Leicester . Two more such degrees followed from Durham in 1979 and the University of Caen in France, 1987.
Who’s Who. Adam and Charles Black.


1918: The University College of Leicester was founded;...

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The University College of Leicester was founded; it became the University of Leicester in 1957.


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