English and Drama Newsletter – January 2018

Welcome to the NEW YEAR edition of our English and Drama newsletter.

Here’s a quick run down of what’s new for 2018:



Postgraduate Virtual Open Day
Wednesday 17 January, 12:00-18:00 GMT

Postgraduate Open Day
Wednesday 7 February, 16:30-19:30 GMT

English and Drama Offer Holder Days 2018
Saturday 10 February, Saturday 10 March and Wednesday 28 March


Offer Holder Day



Staging Atmospheres
Writers @QMUL: Anjali Joseph reading & in conversation
Wednesday 31 January, 5.30pm
QMUL – Mile End

In the second of our ongoing Writers @QMUL series, prize-winning novelist Anjali Joseph will read and be in conversation about her work. Joseph was born in Bombay, has taught English at the Sorbonne, and was Commissioning Editor for ELLE (India). Her first novel, Saraswati Park, won the Betty Trask Prize and Desmond Elliott Prize. Another Country, her second novel, was published in June 2012. A third novel, The Living, appeared in 2016.

Titus Andronicus at Barbican
Titus Andronicus at the Barbican Centre
Thursday 18 January 2018, 7.15pm

£4 Tickets available (exclusively for QM Shakespeare members)
We are also offering £6 tickets to non-members.

Must be purchased by Sunday 7th January from the SU website: www.qmsu.org/events/15240/10565/
For more info, please email qmshakespeare@hotmail.com

Jen Harvie
V&A/RCA Research Seminar: Jen Harvie
Thursday 25 January 2018, 5.15pm
RCA White City, Room GH109, Garden House

Our very own Jen Harvie will present her seminar ‘Designing Resistance to Adversarial Ageism in Caryl Churchill’s Escaped Alone and Split Britches’ Ruff’.
RSVP to hod@rca.ac.uk.


‘The Drill’ by Breach Theatre
5-17 February, 7pm
Battersea Arts Centre, London

MA Theatre and Performance Graduate Billy Barrett will be presenting his theatre company’s new show ‘The Drill’ at Battersea Arts Centre.


TED talk

Tiffany Watt Smith’s TED talk on the history of emotions was featured on the front page of TED.com in December 2017 and has had over 714,437 views as of 4 January 2018.

Cub Magazine

1. Keep your eyes peeled for the latest edition of CUB Magazine which will be available around campus in February! If you can’t wait til then, check out the CUB website (cubmagazine.co.uk) for new, weekly content. If you would like to contribute to CUB magazine and join a team of 54 students, please email editorcub@gmail.com or send a message on Facebook @cubmagazine.

Aslom Ullah

2. Our 2007 English alumnus Aslom Ullah (now an English teacher in Kuwait)‏ got in touch via Twitter and shared his hilarious and honest blast from the past video from his time at SED…we bet he is his students’ favourite teacher!
Watch Aslom’s video Teaching Shakespeare to Primary School Students

3. Don’t forget to catch our 2017 Drama graduates MEGANDALEX in their debut Bodies (broken 4 u) on 25 January 2018 at Camden People’s Theatre as part of the Calm Down Dear festival of innovative feminist performance.

4. It’s not too late to apply to present a 10 minute ‘theatre in the dark’ piece at a special Scratch Night at Battersea Arts Centre. Apply by 8 January. See the call out

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I am the Web and Marketing Administrator in the School of English and Drama. Amongst my various roles, I run the School's website (www.sed.qmul.ac.uk) and its Twitter feed (@QMULsed). I also manage the running of the School's Open Days and draft promotional materials.