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Humanities Conference

Thursday 2nd December 2021
St Mary’s University and Strawberry Hill House

The Humanities are becoming increasingly undervalued as important and necessary disciplines that develop not just the individual but society as a whole.

This conference celebrates the skills that an A level and a degree in the Humanities can give a student, and it contemplates and celebrates qualifications that prepare a student not for one career but for a multitude of careers through relevant and transferable skills such as free-thinking, creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit.


  • 10am: Registration and coffee
  • 10.30-10.45am: Welcome from the Institute of Theology & Liberal Arts
  • 10.45-11.15am: 'The Gothic Novel: Three ways of Reading Frankenstein' (Dr Sarah Burdett)
  • 11.15-11.45am: Campus Tour
  • 11.45am-12.15pm: 'Immigration and Citizenship in Post-War Britain' (Dr Mark Donnelly)
  • 12.15-12.45pm: Parallel sessions
    • Session A: Perfecting your Personal Statement (Meg Griessel)
    • Session B: Preparing for uni life (Student Ambassador)
  • 12.30-1pm: Lunch
  • 1-1.15pm: Move to Strawberry Hill House
  • 1.15-1.45pm: What are the Liberal Arts? (Dr Kim Salmons)
  • 1.45-2.45pm: Tour of Strawberry Hill House
  • 2.45-3pm: Final Questions and end of day


Get involved in our Humanities writing competition: write a 500-750 word response to the question Why are the Humanities important?

First prize is £250, with five runners up receiving £50 each.

Please send entries for English Literature to and for History to


The Humanities Conference is designed specifically for sixth-form and college students who are interested in the Humanities subjects.

The event is free to attend, but registration is required.

If you are booking for a group or school

To register, please email

If you are booking for yourself

To register please use the form below.

Book an individual space

The event will be a fun filled day and help to prepare students for the next steps in their educational journey.

Lunch will be provided.

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Thursday 2nd December 2021
St Mary’s University and Strawberry Hill House

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