New College of the Humanities announces appointment of Dr Charlotte Grant to English faculty

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Specialist in 18th century literature to join Dr Daniel Swift as Senior Lecturer.

Dr Charlotte Grant, Senior Lecturer in English

The eighteenth century was a time of immensely rich and significant development in literature, culture and thought. NCH students will be encouraged not just to focus on a single degree course, but to understand the connections between the humanities.

New College of the Humanities (NCH) has announced the appointment of a further member of teaching staff ahead of the arrival of its first cohort of students in September 2012. Dr Charlotte Grant, a specialist in 18th Century literary and visual culture, will join the English faculty as a Senior Lecturer. She joins NCH from King’s College London where she is a Lecturer in 18th Century Literature, and Convenor of the MA in 18th Century Studies.

Charlotte Grant joins Dr Daniel Swift, a fellow Senior Lecturer, and Professor Sir Christopher Ricks in the English faculty at the College. NCH students studying for the English BA or English as a contextual course will choose from a variety of modules, including ‘Augustans and Romantics’, a course which will explore eighteenth and early nineteenth century literature, culture and philosophy – a particular area of expertise for Dr Grant, who will also bring her knowledge of women’s poetry to bear on a module on ‘Language and Gender.’

Dr Grant studied for her undergraduate degree at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, before returning to complete her PhD. Meanwhile, she took an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute.

Speaking of her appointment, Dr Grant said: “I am very pleased to be invited to join New College of the Humanities. Having sandwiched an Art History qualification between my studies of English Literature, it is particularly interesting to be working with undergraduates whose studies will be complemented by contextual courses.”

Professor AC Grayling, Master of New College of the Humanities, said: “The eighteenth century was a time of immensely rich and significant development in literature, culture and thought. NCH students will be encouraged not just to focus on a single degree course, but to understand the connections between the humanities.”

“I am delighted that Dr Charlotte Grant has joined us to share her fascination for and in-depth knowledge of this period, and feel sure that our students will benefit from her inspiration and guidance.”

Charlotte is the editor of Flora, an anthology of botanical writing from the period 1660 to 1830, and co-editor of Imagined Interiors (V & A 2006), and Women, Writing & the Public Sphere, 1700-1830 (Cambridge University Press, 2001).

In 2009-2010 Charlotte held a lectureship in Literature and Visual Culture at the University of Cambridge. From 2007-2010 she was a Fellow, College Lecturer and Director of Studies in English at King’s College, Cambridge, and previously held a similar post at Jesus College. From 2001 to 2005 Charlotte was a Senior Research Fellow at the AHRC Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior.

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Notes to Editors

New College of the Humanities (NCH) offers a new model of higher education for the humanities in the UK. NCH students will have one of the best staff-student ratios in UK higher education and will benefit from a high number of contact hours as well as engaging and challenging weekly one-to-one tutorials.

Our Professors are international experts in their fields and our full time academic staff members have been selected for their passion and proven ability for teaching in addition to their research interests.

NCH will welcome its first intake of students in September 2012 and will prepare students for undergraduate degrees in: Economics BSc, English BA, History BA, Law LLB and Philosophy BA. In addition to their degree, all NCH students will also study towards the NCH Diploma, covering four modules from one of the other degree subjects or Politics as a contextual course, plus core modules in Applied Ethics, Logic & Critical Thinking and Science Literacy as well as a Professional Skills course.

The College is centrally located in Bloomsbury, London’s university district, and students will have access to many of the resources of the University of London: the exceptional library in Senate House, the University of London Union, sports facilities, and many other opportunities to enrich themselves through extra-curricular activity.

NCH will make offers of full Scholarships, or generous Exhibitions worth 60% of the fees, to almost 30% of applicants.

Scholarships are means-tested and cover the full cost of tuition over a three year degree. These are awarded on academic merit, and students applying for these places will need excellent academic potential.

Exhibitions are based solely on academic excellence and the potential for a student to excel during their time at NCH. All students applying to NCH are automatically assessed for an Exhibition. Exhibition students pay £7,200 per year, a fee lower than that charged by many UK institutions

The applications process is independent of UCAS and applications can be made in addition to the five UCAS choices. Visit for all enquiries and applications. The deadline for applications to be considered for the next tranche of Scholarships and Exhibitions is Sunday 27th May 2012.

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