Arts, culture and creativity
There are so many ways you can get involved with arts and culture at the University of Exeter. The Students' Guild has over 60 creative societies, including theatre and performance, music, media, and arts and crafts. You can attend film screenings, concerts, plays, exhibitions and artist talks, and there is a wealth of cultural content online to explore.
» Only got a minute? – all killer and no filler, get a brief overview of what’s out there.
» Got a bit longer? – browse virtual tours, talks by creative practitioners, and cultural resources and research.
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Where can I find out what’s going on?
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Student Societies Online
From Ballroom to Doctor Who, check out the latest online activities put on by student societies.
The Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union
Something for everyone – check out the huge variety of societies on the Cornwall campuses.
Exeter Uni Life
Every week, this Instagram feed is hosted by a different Exeter student – see the University through their eyes.
What can I find on campus?
Bill Douglas Cinema Museum
The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum Both is both a cinema museum and an archive, explore one of the largest collections devoted to the moving image in Britain. Check out Mark Kermode’s tour of the museum.
Exeter Northcott Theatre
Experience exceptional live performances with touring shows from across the country. Student discounts available.
The Street Gallery
Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies, Streatham Campus.
Take a break and enjoy inspiring exhibitions of the Arab World, Middle East and Islam. Open to the public Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
Old Library, Streatham Campus.
Delve into this treasure trove of manuscripts, prints, images, and objects, spanning hundreds of years.
Digital Humanities Lab
The Digital Humanities Lab is a state of the art facility that offers unique spaces, training and equipment for staff and students.
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Kermode Uncut: Bill Douglas Cinema Museum Tour
Mark Kermode, film critic and University of Exeter Honorary Professor, offers a quick tour of the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, located in the Old Library, Streatham.
Virtual Tour of Drama Studios
Hear from students about the range of rehearsal and performance spaces available on campus.
Digital Humanities Lab Virtual Tour
Take a peek behind the scenes at our amazing digital and media facilities on the Streatham campus.
With over 40 sculptural gems to discover, explore the collection online or in person.
Jubilee Water Walk
A lively home for koi, ducks and insects, have you found all 17 water sites across the Streatham campus? Take a virtual tour.
Show me talks, films and performances
Hear from leaders in the fields of film, music, literature and media who talk about their creative process and careers.
The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS) YouTube channel has fantastic talks across art forms and sciences. Follow on Instagram - @exeteriais.
University of Exeter Chapel Choir
Feel uplifted through music – attend Wednesday evensong or enjoy recitals online.
Subtitling World Cinema
Watch director Fernando Fernan-Gomez’s lost classic, El Mundo Sigue (Life Goes On, 1963), recently subtitled in English to reach new audiences.
Show me creative research projects and resources
Out and About: Queering the Museum
A celebration of LGBTQ+ heritage embedded in the rich collections of Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM).
Places of Poetry
This interactive site maps poetry inspired by locations across England and Wales, prompting reflections on place, heritage and identities.
What happened when 10 artists in Devon and Cornwall were commissioned to make new artwork during the Covid-19 lockdown?
Out and About with Mr Woolf
Take a day out in mid-twentieth century Cornwall with our Penryn Campus Charles Woolf Slide Archive.
College of Humanities Research Projects
Find out more about how the College has employed digital technologies to collaborate on heritage and cultural projects.
Digital Humanities showcase
Explore painted scrolls from West Bengal; read Thomas Hardy’s correspondence; study a 3D scan of a 600-year-old wax votive object… this collection of research projects, supported by the Digital Humanities Lab, is filled with wonder.
Institute of Cornish Studies (Fondyans Studhyansow Kernewek)
Dive into the rich history, current day, and future of Cornwall through the latest academic research.
Studying History 3rd Year
"From looking at medieval manuscripts housed by the university library to travelling to historical archives in London, history here at Exeter has been a truly immersive experience and I have been able to pursue my own historical interests in doing a big project looking at the history of the NHS."
Humanities for All and BA English 1st Year
"Humanities for all is a project led by students, for students, focused on removing barriers to education and promoting a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Our main focus is to get everyone fully engaged in their university experience, no matter what background. We hope that by doing this, we can start important conversations on how we can do better, and remove any potential barriers to education students may encounter."
View the Humanities for All instagram feed.
BA English with Study Abroad 2nd Year
"The University’s broad internship programme has allowed me to take paid work in the Digital Humanities Labs, assisting academics on world leading research and pioneering and fostering new relationships between the University and the rest of the world. This internship has let me interact with texts like the first edition of William Golding’s ‘Lord of the Flies’ (with the rarely seen first chapter) and even taken me to Canada, all of which is incredible experience, and will stand me in good stead for further study."