As a former medievalist I know that where we begin may not be where we find ourselves eventually. My road took me from a BA degree at York to a bookshop in London and then to an academic career via several years living, working and studying in the USA. Medieval romance led me to Tennyson, Morris and Ruskin. Education matters to me as much as literature. I’ve taught and tutored people of all ages, helping them to fulfil their dreams and goals, and I remain dedicated to outreach and university access.
British Association of Victorian Studies
William Morris Society
Teaching widely as well as in depth, being part of learning communities and public engagement are my job’s greatest rewards. I focus on nineteenth-century literature, visual culture and travel writing.
Dr Hilary Weeks’s research interests include nineteenth-century (Romantic and Victorian) British literature, European affinities, travel writing, aesthetics, architecture and the visual arts, Pre-Raphaelitism and religion. She has supervised research degrees on Edward Thomas, Mary Webb, and the history of the novel, and examined on architectural geography. She is currently researching early nineteenth-century travel novels for Cambridge University Press.
Academic Link Tutor for Yeovil College University Centre
Culture and art
University access and the level 4 student experience