MA in Literature, Landscape & Environment

‘Science at the Seaside’: Experiential Learning and Public Engagement

Writing and place is obviously a key part of the MALLE course. For the last two years, one of the MALLE tutors, Dr Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi, has been leading a public engagement project (with a colleague from the University of Exeter), which has worked with schools and museums in Devon to give a specific regional slant on writing the environment.  The project, ‘Science at the Seaside: Pleasure Hunts in North Devon’, seeks to introduce a range of groups to rich history of nineteenth-century literary and scientific writing about the North Devon coast, and the role of figures like Charles Kingsley, George Henry Lewes and Philip Gosse; it was inspired by one of the field-work opportunities with regional heritage organisations on her MALLE module, Writing the West Country. You can read more here about the project and her experiences on it.

10. July 2015 by Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi
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