Contact us

Dr David Rogers
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2283
Email: d.rogers@kingston.ac.uk

Theory

Colleagues at Kingston Writing School are as interested in the pedagogy as well as the practice of writing: the 'how' of writing as well as the 'what'.

Photograph of a statue on Kingston Market House Photograph of a hand writing

What our staff say

Photograph of Professor Brian Cathcart

"Good writing matters in journalism too. If we fail to communicate efficiently, to express our meaning accurately and in terms the reader can grasp without effort, we pretty soon become ex-journalists. To be sure, we experience pressures Jane Austen did not - deadlines, space restrictions, editorial whims, competition - and the result tends to be prose of a different kind, but we wrestle with pretty well the same language that she did and for pretty well the same purpose: communication. Do we enjoy it? Many do. Can it be taught? Certainly no less and probably somewhat more than the Austen kind."

Professor Brian Cathcart
Professor in Journalism