Tue 21 September 2021

Academic's chance discovery reveals shocking insight into a genocide killing millions

A unique collection of letters shedding new light on the horrors of Ukraine’s ‘terror famine’ have gone on show at the National Holodomor Museum in Kyiv thanks to a remarkable discovery by a University of Cumbria academic. Correspondence to Alison Marshall’s grandparents has been hailed as a significant historic breakthrough in helping discover the truth behind the Stalin orchestrated Holodomor genocide, which caused around seven million deaths in the early 1930s.

Academic Alison Marshall has discovered letters to her grandparents that have gone on display at the National Holodomor Museum, Kyiv. PR2296 September 2021

Fri 23 July 2021

New literature walking guide to Ambleside

The Ambleside Literary Walking Tour details the town’s long history of literary associations through a half-day walk, accompanied by words from the many celebrated poets and novelists who visited or lived in the town, including the Wordsworths, John Keats, Charlotte Brontë and Charles Dickens. The 44-page pocket-sized guidebook is written by Dr Penny Bradshaw, Programme Leader for the MA in Literature, Romanticism and the English Lake District.

Features the front cover of her book