The opening of the Ronald Duncan Reading Room

University celebrates local author

A celebratory event was held by the University’s Special Collections Department to recognise the impact and generosity of the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation and to thank trustees of the Foundation for their wide-ranging support.

The support of the Foundation ensures students, academics and the wider local community have the opportunity to learn more about the varied works of Ronald and how his work connects with other local authors and artists.  In recognition of this the University has established an annual lecture associated with Duncan’s interests and a literary prize, awarded to an exemplar student within Art History and Visual Culture. The Foundation has also supported the ‘Ronald Duncan’ PhD Studentship within the University’s world class English Department, enhancing the already excellent research capability of this respected department.

The ‘Ronald Duncan Reading’ room was opened on 17 August 2016, by Trustees of the Foundation.

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