Historic Lancaster City Centre opposite the Castle

Castle Quarter

Lancaster’s historic Castle Quarter includes not only a spectacular mediaeval Castle but also an ancient Priory, the Victorian Storey Institute -- now an Arts Centre, and the Georgian Judges’ Lodgings, the City Museum, the Cottage Museum, and the Maritime Museum.

Study and relax

The Castle Quarter is both a wonderful place to enjoy, with many excellent places to eat and drink, and a wonderful resource for literary studies here at Lancaster; and our students in the Department of English Literature & Creative Writing have many opportunities to make the most of this resource.

A student reading in the Priory Lancaster

Free Opportunities

These opportunities usually include:
 involvement in a summer Shakespeare production at the Castle (as an option within the third year of our BA programme)
 an Undergraduate Open English Literature Seminar at the Castle, showcasing the work of selected students
 a series of open seminars at the Castle, given by leading critics and scholars
 an Open Theology Seminar at the Castle
 a Late Mediaeval and Early Modern Symposium at the Castle
 a series of open lectures and readings at the Storey, given by eminent authors,
 a Literature and Religion Lecture at the Priory, given by celebrated writers and critics
 our May Gathering in the Priory – a social event for the whole Department

 

In addition, students are able, if they wish, to draw on historic Lancaster within their dissertations