This term we are delighted to welcome one of the UK’s best known teachers of writing, Kate Clanchy MBE, as Mansfield’s new ‘Writer in Residence.’  

Kate first came to Mansfield in June 2019 to give a Public Talk on her memoir, Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me, which went on to win the Orwell Prize for political writing in 2020. Kate’s first poetry collection, Slattern, won a Forward Prize and her first novel, Meeting the English, was shortlisted for a Costa Book Prize in 2013. Her short story ‘The Not-Dead and the Saved’ won both the 2009 BBC National Short Story Award and the VS Pritchett Memorial Prize.

Kate will be running nonconformist writing workshops for Mansfield students and staff throughout this Michaelmas term. These workshops will take place in-person, on Saturday afternoons, 3-5 pm. These writing workshops will be guided and have a supportive, non-competitive, reflective atmosphere. No previous writing experience is needed- just an open mind and a willingness to write and listen.

If you are a Mansfield student or member of staff and would like to join one of these workshops, please email: