D.H. Lawrence Research Centre

Lawrence and the University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham commemorates its most famous alumnus in a number of ways, celebrating the life of an author who has remained hugely influential in English literature and in British culture more generally.

UoN Connections
Strong ties bind Lawrence to the University of Nottingham

Strong ties bind Lawrence to The University of Nottingham. Lawrence studied for his teacher's certificate at the then University College Nottingham from 1906-8; he drew upon the experience to describe Ursula Brangwen's college education in The Rainbow. He was largely disillusioned by his experience of academic life. According to former Nottingham Professor and renowned Lawrence scholar, John Worthen, Lawrence enjoyed 'a sardonic, ironic relationship' with the University, but he fondly remains in the hearts and minds of Nottingham staff, students and locals alike.


University College Nottingham, in Shakespeare Street

These pages provide an overview of the various resources and places of interest associated with Lawrence which can be found at The University of Nottingham. This includes extensive holdings of Lawrence manuscripts, printed books and related works – one of the most extensive and comprehensive resources worldwide on this famous author. 

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