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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Department of English Studies

World Rankings

Durham is one of the world’s leading universities as shown by our world top 100 position in the QS World University Rankings 2021, where we are ranked 86th.

A record 19 Durham subjects are also in the world top 100 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, including 11 in the world top 50 and three in the world top ten.

Wednesday 19 August 2020

Late Summer Lectures 2020

Romantic Wellbeing

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Online (Zoom), Dr Amanda Blake Davis (University of Sheffield) and Alex Hobday (University of Cambridge)

To kick off the theme of 'Body and Mind' for this year's Late Summer Lecture series, our first two papers will be discussing physical and mental wellbeing as seen through the lens of 18th century writers such as Percy Shelley, John Keats, and Mary Wollstonecraft.

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Highest-ever global ranking in Arts & Humanities

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2020 place Durham University 27th among the world’s leading universities – up three places from last year.

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Complete University Guide 2019

The English Studies department is ranked 1st in the UK by the Complete University Guide for the 6th year in a row.