As part of the year-long celebrations, the University is creating a series of exhibitions inspired by English Literature.
Our central exhibition will tell the fascinating story of how the writing, reading and criticism of literature have been entwined in Edinburgh over the past quarter millennium.
The exhibition will showcase books, letters and other artefacts illustrating the life and work of writers, critics and students involved in the study of literature at the University.
It will also show how this study has been intimately interconnected with the literary life of the city, through diverse contacts between the University and Edinburgh writers, theatres, and publishing houses.
The University of Edinburgh Visitor Centre marks the English Literature Department’s 250th anniversary with an exhibition that runs throughout the summer.
As well as facsimiles of some of the attractions coming to the exhibition held in the Main Library in August, you can see the City of Edinburgh’s UNESCO medal, the Storytelling Puppets of Sylvia Troon, and other exhibits that celebrate the history of a department in a remarkable city.
An exhibition looking at the Shakespeare collections held by institutions in Scotland, and what the Bard's work means in the Scotland of today.
"Beyond Macbeth" features a rare First Folio edition, and a number of Quartos.
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the National Library of Scotland.
This article was published on Mar 14, 2012