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Dean’s Welcome

 

Prof. Simon Wigley, Dean

 Welcome to Faculty of Humanities and Letters!

Imagination and understanding are central to the Humanities. As you embark on your degree you will begin to see that it involves a sequence of attempts to transport yourself into the world of others – imagining yourself in the position of a character in a novel or play, author of poem, people from an ancient civilization, or philosophical thinker. Through this process, you will gain a richer understanding of how your fellow humans think and feel. In an interconnected and sometimes fractious world, this is a truly enviable skill to have.