Introduction

This year marks 250 years of the study of English Literature at Edinburgh.

The University is hosting a year of lectures, exhibitions and activities to celebrate this milestone.

Hugh Blair

History

As the world's oldest department of its kind, English Literature at Edinburgh has a long and illustrious history.

History

A student from the reading panel, surrounded by books submitted for the prize

James Tait Black Prize

English Literature is home to the James Tait Black Prizes, Britain’s oldest literary awards.

James Tait Black Prize

Stack of brightly coloured books

Exhibitions

A series of exhibitions inspired by English Literature.

Exhibitions

Lectern

Talks and readings

Talks by distinguished authors, academics, and our most talented Edinburgh students.

Talks and readings

Audience at a lecture

Video and audio

Video and audio of our celebratory events. Watch online or subscribe to our podcast series.

Video and audio

Study at Edinburgh

Study with us

Join a department which has been home to excellence in teaching and research for two hundred and fifty years.

Study with us


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