Creative Writing

Creative Writing is a particular strength at the Hall. We encourage and foster writing among our students, Fellows, and staff members in a number of ways.

Over the past decade, St Edmund Hall has periodically hosted writing events for its community of writers, such as the Hall Writers’ Days and the current Meet the Poet Series. The College also keeps the Hall Writers’ Directory, a record of writers who have studied at the Hall; it includes poets, comedians, journalists, and various other kinds of writers.

In addition, we are home to the Centre for the Creative Brain, which aims to encourage interdisciplinary discussion about neuroscience and creativity. The Centre organises free termly events, open to all, with guest speakers. These combine cutting-edge research in neuroscience and related fields – all presented with a non-specialist audience in mind – with insights from the fields of literature, art, philosophy, ethics, music and sociology.

A creative writing workshop in the College bar

Wednesday Workshops

Our weekly creative writing workshops

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A Meet the Poet event, in the Old Dining Hall

Teddy Hall's Meet the Poet Series

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Artwork from 'The Gallery'

The Gallery

The College’s arts and literary magazine

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The cover of a Hall Writers' Forum fifth anniversary publication

Hall Writers' Forum

Our online writers’ forum

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The Hall Writers’ Directory

The Directory is an online resource, a collection of profiles, which celebrates the achievements of writers who have studied or worked at St Edmund Hall

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Centre for the Creative Brain

Explore neuroscience in a wider context – with an exciting and interdisciplinary focus on neuroscience and creativity

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