10 years of Creative Writing at Oxford

10 July 2015

On Saturday 4th July students and alumni of the Masters in Creative Writing and members of the Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing celebrated the tenth anniversary of the MSt in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford. During the garden party there were performances, croquet and speeches.


Delivering a speech, Clare Morgan Director of the Master of Studies in Creative Writing and Director of the Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing said, ‘When I was asked eleven years ago to design the Masters in Creative Writing and bring it to Oxford University, I had in mind to create a programme which would bring together a wide range of writers from different backgrounds and countries, united in a passionate desire to push back boundaries and create exciting and original work.’

She went on to say, ‘I also wanted the Oxford course to stand alongside the very best courses internationally, and I believe that our MSt has, in these first ten years of its existence, amply achieved that. Our community of writers – itself international in profile –  has already enjoyed many significant successes across the range of our offering – fiction, poetry, drama and narrative non-fiction.’

Chris Davies, Vice President of Kellogg College, told us ‘how proud Kellogg is of its connection with this course and its students.’ He went on to say that, ‘I have been involved with the Creative Writing MSt from its inception, as a supporter and participant in many unforgettable events over the years. I have listened to some amazing and famous writers, and I have also read and heard the work of many of the remarkable students who have followed the course. The Masters, and the Kellogg College Centre for Creative Writing, have added something distinctive and special to the College over the years of which we are all very proud.’