File OF/81/1 - Material relating to 'Anderson's Oddities' creative writing competition at the University of Strathclyde

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GB 249 OF/81/1


Material relating to 'Anderson's Oddities' creative writing competition at the University of Strathclyde


  • 2014 (Creation)

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1 booklet + 1 leaflet

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(2004 to date)

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The Communications Office was created in 2004. In 2010, it was renamed Media and Corporate Communications.

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(1990s to date)

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The Creative Writing department employs experienced writers to teach practical skills in the craft of fiction, poetry and script writing, as well as creative non-fiction and writing narrative for new media. In conjunction with the University of Glasgow, the Department established one of the first M.Litt courses in Creative Writing in the 1990s.

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Publicity leaflet; booklet containing all the winning and commended entries.

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None expected.

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  • English

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The 'Anderson's Oddities' creative writing competition was organised jointly by the Department of Creative Writing and the Media and Corporate Communications team, and was open to all students and staff of the University of Strathclyde. Entrants had to submit an original poem or piece of prose inspired by the University's collection of historic scientific instruments, many of which had been bequeathed by its founder, John Anderson. The competition was launched on 12 February 2014 and a selection of the instruments was displayed on Levels 3 and 5 of the Andersonian Library until the closing date. The winning authors read out their entries and received their prizes at an evening event in the Archives and Special Collections reading room on 19 June 2014.

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