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The Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, is an international centre of excellence for the study, teaching and research in literature and literary criticism. The Faculty was founded in 1919 and has since been home to some of the most eminent critics, scholars, teachers and writers of English literature in the world.

Many of its lecturers have won prestigious prizes for their work, and the Faculty's research and teaching are consistently recognised as among the best internationally. The Cambridge English Faculty is consistently ranked among the very best in the world.

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The School of Arts and Humanities is concerned with the study of human culture, exploring, informing and enriching how we live. The School encompasses music, English, architecture, the history of art, philosophy, religion, classical antiquity, the study of Asian and Middle Eastern cultures and modern and medieval languages. Alumni include Christopher Marlowe, Mary Beard, Bertrand Russell, Sylvia Plath, CS Lewis, Alan Bennett, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Zadie Smith, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Iris Murdoch.