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New Generation Thinker 2021

New Generation Thinker 2021

22 March 2021

This prestigious scheme is a flagship partnership between The Arts and Humanities Research Council and BBC Radio 3, bringing new research into a wider public forum. Participants appear on Radio 3, at festivals and make other media and interview appearances.

Announced as part of a special episode of Free Thinking on BBC Radio 3, the 2021 New Generation Thinkers will bring new insights into diverse topics such as the social role of artists; how our alphabet influences our politics; and the exploration of neglected figures such as William Martin, born in a pit village near Sunderland.

Dr Morris-Campbell is a graduate of the University (PhD in Creative Writing, 2015-19) and currently works in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics as an assistant lecturer/seminar tutor and research assistant.

His PhD was funded through the AHRC's Northern Bridge consortium, and he also has links across the HaSS Faculty, including in History and with colleagues in the Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice and the Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute.

Of the announcement, Dr Jake Morris-Campbell said: “Becoming a New Generation Thinker is a huge confidence boost to me not long after completing my PhD. It shows that my writing and research is capable of speaking to a bigger audience and to topical issues. I am looking forward to using the opportunity to introduce more people to poets and writers from the North-East.”

Congratulations again to Dr Morris-Campbell. You can read the full press release on the Newcastle University website.