21 May 2019
Andrew McMillan, who completed his BA in English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster in 2010, is one of three nominees for the Oxford Professorship of Poetry.

The Oxford Professorship of Poetry post, established in 1708, has previously been held by figures such as W. H. Auden, Seamus Heaney and, indeed, Lancaster’s Distinguished Visiting Professor of Poetry, Paul Muldoon.

Andrew has already won several prizes for his poetry including the Guardian First Book Award, and is currently Senior Lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. Andrew is, we think, the youngest ever person to have been nominated for the post.

For further details see http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2019-05-14-three-candidates-contention-oxford-elects-next-professor-poetry