Your Experience at SELLL, Newcastle University

Student research projects can often lead to further postgraduate study, or to work worthy of presentation at academic conferences.

Catherine Alexander - BA Hons English Literature, 3rd Year

Collaboration and Community in Jane Loraine's Cook Book 1684-1686

Catherine's work (shown below) will be presented at the upcoming symposium 'Early Modern Recipe Books: Women's Social Networks, Domesticity, Science and Medicine', being held on November 25th, 2011. If you'd like to attend the symposium, please email A full size version of Catherine's poster is here (JPG: 3.4MB).

Catherine Alexander's Poster


Alex Docherty - BA Hons Linguistics, 3rd Year

Sharing Digital Dialect Data with Silver Surfers and the Google Generation

Alex worked with the DECTE team in the summer of 2011 as part of the Newcastle University Vacation Scholarship scheme. His prize-winning poster (shown below) was awarded a commendation as one of the four best poster projects of the year. A full size version of Alex's poster is here (JPG: 988KB).

Alex Docherty's Poster


Laura McKenzie - BA Hons, Classical Studies and English, 3rd year

Fairy Tales in the Nineteenth Century

Laura's project involved working with the Robinson Library's special collections holdings in fairy tale literature, identifying significant themes across the texts and creating a digital archive and research resource for this material. Laura's website can be viewed at Anyone interested in contributing to or further developing this resource should contact Laura at or A full size version of Laura's poster is here (JPG: 1.5MB).

Laura McKenzie's Poster