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Impact beyond academia is a major strength of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, which ranked third on research power during REF 2014. 

The Department’s impact activities feature prominently within its interdisciplinary centres, which bring together experts from across the humanities and social sciences.

Its research routinely appears in film, galleries, newspapers, radio, television, and virtual exhibitions to the critical acclaim of British and international media. 


In broadcasting its vibrant research expertise through cinema, museums, religious education, and public lectures, the Department introduces the general public to new ways of envisaging art, gender, history, religious innovations, and the sacred.

[Images: Left: Copyright National Gallery London 2014, all rights reserved. Right: Copyright Joan Taylor 2017, all rights reserved. Used with permission.]



2014 REF case studies can be found below: 

Impact Stories

The impact of our research

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