Monthly Archives: April 2018

From Paris to Rome

Students from the University of Kent Paris School of Arts and Culture had the exciting opportunity to take a study trip to Rome this Spring term.

Amongst visits to historical monuments and museums across the city, students enjoyed a private tour of the famous Villa Farnesina led by Professor Tom Henry, Academic Director of the University of Kent Rome School of Classical and Renaissance Studies (RSCRS). Paris students gave presentations in the company of their Rome student counter-parts at the Rome School of Classical and Renaissance Studies home at the American University in Rome (AUR). See their highlights in the photo gallery below!

The trip to Rome was a fantastic opportunity to discover another historic European city.  It was interesting meet our ‘Roman’ counter-parts and to have a taste of how they learn in the city.  We saw many monuments, galleries, museums and of course sample the local cuisine. The Sistine Chapel was a huge highlight, though it was also fascinating to have a tour of the Villa Farnesina by Professor Tom Henry.  The trip was certainly something I won’t forget!

Alice Helliwell, Student and President of the Paris Society


Painter to the King

Amy Sackville, author and teacher of Creative Writing at the University of Kent Paris School of Arts and Culture, has released her third novel Painter to the King.

This week it appears as the Guardian’s Book of the Week and is described as “one of the finest historical novels of recent years” by a novelist with “extraordinary gifts.”

Her first novel, The Still Point won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was long-listed for the Dylan Thomas and the Orange Prizes. Her second novel Orkney won a Somerset Maugham Award.

Amy Sackville will be appearing at Shakespeare & Co, a historic bookstore in Paris, on the 3rd of May. She will be teaching at the University of Kent Paris School of Arts and Culture this Autumn 2018.