Author Archives: Lisa Mansell

Gifts to share

It is Shakespeare’s birthday (or thereabouts) and in looking for some gifts to share I came across this article on the BBC News website which discusses a new book ‘William Shakespeare Beyond Doubt’ edited by Professor Stanley Wells and Dr … Continue reading

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30 Great Myths about Shakespeare

Great Writers Inspire supporter, Dr Emma Smith, has co-authored a new book, 30 Great Myths about Shakespeare, with her University of Oxford colleague Professor Laurie Maguire. From the publisher’s website “Exploring and exploding 30 popular myths about the great playwright, … Continue reading

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Open Education Week 2013

Open Education Week is taking place from 11-15 March 2013 online and in locally hosted events around the world. The purpose of Open Education Week is to raise awareness of the open education movement and opportunities it creates in teaching … Continue reading

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World Book Day

Today is World Book Day –  a big celebration of reading and books when millions of vouchers are given out to help get kids into reading. If you don’t get a voucher today, don’t worry because you can enjoy thousands … Continue reading

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Free Love

Immerse yourself in love this Valentine’s Day by visiting Great Writers Inspire. Here are some ebooks from the Oxford Text Archive which can be downloaded for free, and there are many more to discover in the Library. Love and Friendship … Continue reading

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Who is your ‘Great Writer’?

To celebrate World Book Day the Great Writers Inspire project would like to hear about the writers that inspire you. Please add your comments to this post – your great writer and why they inspire you in 2-3 sentences. Thanks … Continue reading

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Engage workshop 19th-20th April 2012

Register your interest now We invite you to register your interest to participate in a free 2-day interactive workshop run by the Great Writers Inspire project. Our ‘Engage’ workshop for teachers (HE, FE, 6th form) and learners will take … Continue reading

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Watch, listen and learn

The audio and video recordings which were captured at our Be inspired event are now live These inspirational short talks by Oxford academics form the basis of content collections for the Great Writers Inspire website, but we didn’t want … Continue reading

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Be Inspired!

On the afternoon of December 14th the academic supporters of the Great Writers Inspire project will gather in the Faculty of English to take part in the first of three planned events for the project. At the Be Inspired! event, … Continue reading

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