Sasha Roberts scholarship
Sasha Roberts joined the School of English in 1997 as a specialist in Shakespeare and the Renaissance. Promoted to a Senior Lectureship in 2006, and with an outstanding academic career unfolding, she was tragically killed in a road accident a few months later. Sasha was a brilliant teacher, loved and admired by her students, a distinguished scholar, and a vibrant and innovative presence in the department. Her many publications included Women Reading Shakespeare - an anthology of criticism edited with Ann Thompson, a study of Romeo and Juliet in the Writers and their Work series, and a distinguished contribution to Shakespeare scholarship, Reading Shakespeare’s Poems in Early Modern England. The Sasha Roberts Scholarship was set up by Sasha’s family, her parents Penny and Nigel, her husband Martin, and her son Lio (pictured here with his mother) who survived the crash that killed Sasha. A tree has been planted alongside a bench in the garden outside the School of English, both in memory of our sadly-missed colleague.
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