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Student experience

Our diverse group of academics helps you to make the most of the exceptional resources both on campus and in the historic city of Canterbury. Our campus includes cafés, a cinema and an art gallery.

Anna Hegland, red hair and glasses, face to camera

“We have a really great time”

PhD student Anna Hegland talks about the close-knit MEMS community and her research on revenge drama

Research excellence

MEMS is a nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellence in medieval and early modern studies. Interdisciplinary in nature, it provides a rich and stimulating research culture.

European facsimile copy of a Maghribi Qur’an, 17th century, Switzerland
Picture by Universitätsbibliothek Kassel, Landesbibliothek und Murhardsche Bibliothek der Stadt Kassel Ms Orient 4, fol. 119r.

Dr Jan Loop to lead research team in €10M project

Embedded in cultural life in medieval Europe, why is the Qu’ran now considered ‘foreign’ to Europe?

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