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The Lonely Campus

The Beacon project, Loneliness and Community, led to the development of the Lonely Campus report.   The Lonely Campus? An Exploration of Student Loneliness in UK Higher Education “Many students arrive at university with high expectations for sociability, friendship, and belonging. At the same time, however, there is extensive international evidence that many students feel […]


EDI theatre project receives funding to explore LGBTQIA loneliness and histories

WCCEH is thrilled to announce that Dr Charlotte Jones and Dr Fred Cooper have been successful in obtaining funding from UK Research and Innovation’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for their EDI theatre engagement project. The Beat of Our Hearts – staging new histories of LGTBQIA loneliness is a new engagement project running in […]


UNESCO: The Lockdown Blues

To celebrate Exeter’s status as a UNESCO City of Literature, the Centre held a short call for literary research projects.  “Many of us felt lonely before the pandemic, and the lockdown might have made this better, worse, or made no difference at all. Some of us have become isolated recently in a way which is […]


Suffering from the ‘Lockdown Blues’? Share your experiences online

Share your experiences of loneliness and Covid-19 as part of a major new creative project People in the South West can now share their experiences of the considerable isolating impact of the coronavirus pandemic, as part of a major new project designed to collect stories of loneliness and community. The Lockdown Blues is an online […]


WCCEH announce a creative collaboration on LGBTQ+ loneliness and history with the Northcott Theatre and Natalie McGrath

Following an initial seed phase in which three artists were granted funding to think about loneliness, theatre and performance alongside scholars at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, we are excited to announce the direction that this collaboration will take. Working closely with the Centre and with Exeter’s Northcott Theatre, the acclaimed […]


South West Loneliness Network

The South West Loneliness network was founded by Fred Cooper and Charlotte Jones in 2019. It connects academics, students, university staff, community organisations, charities, public health experts, and people with lived experience of loneliness. It provides networking and knowledge exchange opportunities through discussions, meetings, and seminars, and works to foster transdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships. For […]