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Throughout its existence, the Subject Centre was committed to dialogue with its communities. The network was never a ‘top down’ organisation, and English, like other Centres, was embedded in the day to day practice of colleagues and students across the whole UK, and all kinds of institutions. A significant element of that practice was the funding of and dialogue with small-scale pedagogic projects, variously called ‘mini projects’ or departmental projects.
Projects were selected by a competitive process following annual loosely-themed calls, and arose from the interests of individuals or small groups in researching an aspect of their practice. There were also some larger projects, involving external funding and collaborations. In the project archive you will find a diversity of reports and descriptions which will give you some sense of the wealth of learning development projects carried on by colleagues in English and related subjects over the period 2001 – 11. The projects were as a matter of principle diverse in their subject matter, in how they were carried out, and in the tangible results they leave behind. The Subject Centre also undertook projects of its own, which are also included in this archive. What they all have in common is a sustained movement combining experiment with detailed attention to the local ecologies of English Studies and Creative Writing.