News

HRC Doctoral Fellowship Competition 2018

Posted on Friday 29 June 2018

Theatre, Film and Television 3rd year PhD researcher has been awarded HRC doctoral fellowship.


Head of Department Visits Beijing

Posted on Friday 22 June 2018

Professor Duncan Petrie visited Beijing in early June to develop the department’s Chinese links. The visit took in several recruitment agents, where he promoted our current and new degree programmes.


University of York to Pioneer Education in Esports Content Production

Posted on Wednesday 2 May 2018

University of York’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television, in close collaboration with ESL, the world’s largest esports company, will launch the world’s first industry-backed module on esports content production.


Interactive Media Alumni makes 2018 Grads in Games finals

Posted on Thursday 5 April 2018

Matthew Kemp, an alumni of the 2016/17 Interactive Media cohort makes it to the finals of the Grads in Games awards 2018.


York academic elected as Audio Engineering Society’s first female chair

Posted on Monday 12 March 2018

Dr Mariana Lopez makes AES history


Squabbling House Theatre Company present Constellations

Posted on Tuesday 20 February 2018

York Performance Award recipients and Department alumni are touring Nick Payne’s acclaimed play.


#HeForShe Event: Gender Equality and the Audio Industries

Posted on Wednesday 14 February 2018

Panel session to be led by Senior Lecturer and Chair of AES UK, Dr Mariana Lopez.


Esports Personalities Debate the Future at University of York

Posted on Tuesday 13 February 2018

Top esports professionals, commentators and celebrities joined experts at the University of York in a panel debate to discuss current trends and the future of esports.


University of York award Rob Wilmot Honorary Degree

Posted on Monday 22 January 2018

Rob Wilmot is among eight leading figures to receive an honorary degree during winter graduation.


Women in Science Play Commission Announced

Posted on Tuesday 12 December 2017

We are delighted to announce that the University of York's Women in Science playwriting commission has been awarded to Amy Ng.


TFTV collaborates with Castle Howard on Halloween

Posted on Thursday 2 November 2017

If you go down to Castle Howard today...


Royal Television Society Bursaries 2017

Posted on Thursday 5 October 2017

Royal Television Society Bursaries 2017 awarded to TFTV students, Eve Hill and Tom Maynard.


Women In Science: A Playwriting Commission from the University of York

Posted on Friday 22 September 2017

The Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York is delighted to announce a playwriting commission for 2017-18.


Laidlaw scholars in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television

Posted on Monday 17 July 2017

We are delighted that 2nd year student Bethany White and 1st year student Edward Whyte, both on the BSc in Film and Television Production, have started their Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Scholarships.


Honorary Degree for Charles Gurassa

Posted on Thursday 13 July 2017

The Department of Theatre, Film and Television is delighted that Charles Gurassa has been awarded an Honorary Degree.


ESL and University of York Announce World-First Collaboration in Teaching and Research of Esports.

Posted on Tuesday 27 June 2017

ESL and University of York Collaboration in Teaching and research of Esports London 27th June 2017: ESL, the world’s largest esports company, and the University of York, one of the top universities in the UK and a member of the Russell Group, are today announcing a world-first collaboration to make industry-aligned teaching and research for esports a reality.


TFTV colleagues collaborate on media convergence theatre project

Posted on Thursday 15 June 2017

In a collaborative media convergence project, Dr Mariana Lopez (sound design), Paul Ryan (visual effects), Roberto del Pino (set design) have worked on staging John Dryden's Amphitryon; or, The Two Sosias under the direction of Professor Michael Cordner from the Department of Theatre, Film and television.


Virtual Reality Viking Exhibition brings ninth century invaders camp to life - Yorkshire Museum

Posted on Monday 22 May 2017

Guy Schofield and Jonathan Hook, from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television have been working on a virtual reality project which forms part of a new exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum.


Honorary Degree for Sally Wainwright

Posted on Wednesday 18 January 2017

The Department of Theatre, Film and Television is delighted that Sally Wainwright will be awarded an Honorary Degree.


TFTV PhD student shortlisted for national award

Posted on Friday 14 October 2016

A film made by a PhD student in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television has been shortlisted for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) 2016 Research in Film Awards.


TFTV Award Winners in LA

Posted on Thursday 29 September 2016

Two of our talented Film and Television Production students won a fantastic trip to LA!


Honorary Degree for Helen McCrory

Posted on Friday 15 July 2016

The Department of Theatre, Film and Television is delighted that Helen McCrory has been awarded an Honorary Degree.


BAFTA Scholarship Programme

Posted on Tuesday 5 April 2016

Masters production courses are eligible for BAFTA scholarships.


Watersprite Film Festival Success

Posted on Thursday 25 February 2016

Student wins bursary to attend Watersprite Film Festival


2016 Blue Cat Screenplay Cordelia Awards

Posted on Saturday 13 February 2016

Two of our graduates have made it to the quarter finals; one has gone through to the semis...


Film and Television Graduate With Oscar and BAFTA

Posted on Friday 29 January 2016

Ed Gammie with Oscar and BAFTA for Interstellar


Student selected for The Santander Digital Leaders programme

Posted on Sunday 17 January 2016

A student from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television has been selected for the prestigious Santander Digital Leaders programme.


New Education and training partnership for TV and film

Posted on Thursday 22 October 2015

We are pleased to announce that we are working with the China Culture Investment Group (CCIG) to develop new education and industrial training provision for overseas students.


Workshop: Vocal sketching for sound design

Posted on Friday 8 May 2015

Sketching is at the root of any design activity.


BAFTA has scholarships available for eligible post-graduate courses.

Posted on Monday 20 April 2015

BAFTA might pay your fees to study TV and film at post-graduate level.


Moving Pictures and Photoplays: New Perspectives in Silent Cinema

Posted on Saturday 21 February 2015

Moving Pictures and Photoplays: New Perspectives in Silent Cinema is a two day postgraduate conference, to be held on the 18th and 19th of June 2015 at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York. Proposals are welcome from postgraduate and early career researchers on any aspect relating to silent cinema and film industry of the silent period.


European exposure for innovative Yorkshire feature film

Posted on Monday 27 October 2014

A feature film produced as a result of a unique academic-industry partnership is flying the flag for UK independent film-makers with screenings at international film festivals in Europe.


Not so humble ambitions for York graduates

Posted on Friday 3 October 2014

Theatre, Film and Television graduates Andy Lake and Christian Smith were once stars of York Student Television with their sitcom Humble Pie. Now they are back filming more episodes with ambitions of reaching a much larger internet audience.


Software house BZP Pro donates $30,000 of animation tools.

Posted on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Department's new Interactive Media degree wins support from software industry leaders


Raindance Film Festival 2014

Posted on Wednesday 3 September 2014

Talented student filmmakers from the University of York will showcase their work to leading members of the British film industry at the Vue Cinema in Piccadilly, London as part of the Raindance Film Festival 2014.


Northern Stories: on screen, through memory and in archives

Posted on Wednesday 27 August 2014

This one day symposium, organised by Dr Kristyn Gorton in July 2014, focused on stories and storytelling in the North of England as well as constructions of 'Northern Englishness' in stories for the screen.


Journal Special Issue: Perspectives on Sound Design

Posted on Wednesday 27 August 2014

The Special Issue: Perspectives on Sound Design (The New Soundtrack Journal, Edinburgh University Press) Guest Edited by Dr Sandra Pauletto is now published


Grant Success for SADIE Project

Posted on Friday 4 July 2014

Dr Gavin Kearney awarded grant from EPSRC


Educating Filmmakers Book Launch

Posted on Thursday 5 June 2014

Invitation to attend a book launch in London on Thursday 19 June 2014 - 6.30 - 8.30pm at The London Film School


Graduation July 2014

Posted on Friday 30 May 2014

All our students graduating in July 2014 are invited to a Graduation Reception after the ceremony.


International Film Success for Department of Theatre, Film and Television Student

Posted on Tuesday 18 March 2014

A talented student filmmaker from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television wins top award at the international Watersprite Film Festival


BA 3rd year student productions The Illusion and Tartuffe

Posted on Tuesday 4 March 2014

Third year theatre students from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television will this week stage two of the liveliest and most accessible comic masterpieces from seventeenth-century France, in vivid and brilliant modern translations in the state-of-the-art scenic stage theatre.


The Common Ground Theatre Ensemble's: A Winter's Tale

Posted on Thursday 27 February 2014

Extra Date in York: Friargate Theatre on 11 March 2014 at 7.30pm including post show discussion with Cast and Writer-Directors


Theatre internship leads to employment success for Department graduate

Posted on Tuesday 18 February 2014

Employment success for recent Theatre, Film and Television graduate


Shooting for visual effects: Boot camp aims to improve skils

Posted on Friday 14 February 2014

The University of York is hosting a hands-on visual effects course aimed at tutors delivering VFX teaching at UK institutions.


Theatre Cafe

Posted on Tuesday 11 February 2014

Fifty BA theatre students to work alongside top theatre professionals


New TFTV Interactive Media Lab

Posted on Wednesday 5 February 2014

New lab boosts groundbreaking interactive media research


Conversation with playwright Tanya Ronder

Posted on Wednesday 5 February 2014

Tanya Ronder author of Vernon God Little will be with the Department of Theatre, Film and Television on Friday 7 February 2014 at 5.45pm


Professor Andrew Higson awarded €1 million to research contemporary European film and television drama

Posted on Thursday 30 January 2014

The recent success of Danish crime series such as 'The Killing' and 'The Bridge' has left many wondering, why do some European film and television dramas travel better than others?


Success for York graduates at Monaco International Film Festival

Posted on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Graduate filmmakers from the University of York have scooped three major awards at the Monaco International Film Festival for a short film they created as part of their degree.


Sam Hughes Meets Prince William at BAFTA

Posted on Tuesday 17 December 2013

HRH The Duke of Cambridge meets one of our students at BAFTA...


Rosy Deacon receives International Scriptwriting Award

Posted on Tuesday 26 November 2013

Red carpet experience for award winning Department of Theatre, Film and Television Graduate.


Department of Theatre, Film and Television Graduate's music video showcased by BBC online

Posted on Tuesday 26 November 2013

A music video by a recent University of York graduate is being showcased as part of the 2013 BBC Music Video Festival - an online celebration of new and emerging music acts and film directors working in the field.


Royal Television Society Student Awards - 19 November 2013

Posted on Thursday 21 November 2013

Department of Theatre, Film and Television Students win awards


Theatre Masterclass with Penelope Wilton

Posted on Monday 4 November 2013

A special Masterclass exploring stage presence.


Bill Vinten Guild of Television Cameramen University Award

Posted on Monday 28 October 2013

National success for York's Department of Theatre, Film and Television


AHRC funding available for PhDs in theatre, film, TV and interactive media.

Posted on Wednesday 16 October 2013

The department invites applications for AHRC-funded doctoral studentships, to start in on our PhD programme from October 2014.


Film Club 2013-14 - Timetable Released!

Posted on Monday 14 October 2013

Thrills! Tears! Guffaws! But enough about me - here's the new Film Club timetable.


Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games

Posted on Friday 4 October 2013

Department of Theatre, Film and Television Masters Student is to receive the Prince William Scholarships in Film, Television and Games


My Brother the Ark Raider

Posted on Friday 27 September 2013

TFTV PhD student Jonathan Carr's feature documentary, My Brother the Ark Raider, is to be screened on BBC Alba on Thursday, October 3 at 9pm.


BAFTA Showcase for TFTV Students

Posted on Tuesday 24 September 2013

Talented student film-makers from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television will showcase their work to leading members of the British film industry at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).


Bill Vinten GTC University Award

Posted on Wednesday 18 September 2013

Two Department of Theatre, Film and Television students have been nominated for the Bill Vinten GTC University Award


Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award

Posted on Wednesday 18 September 2013

Rosy Deacon wins Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award


Last Tango in Halifax

Posted on Friday 6 September 2013

Department of Theatre, Film and Television Students have fun as extras in Series Two of the Last Tango in Halifax


Colder Than Here

Posted on Friday 2 August 2013

This Autumn, our Student Theatre Society is staging Laura Wade’s play, Colder Than Here


Punk Rock and Motortown

Posted on Friday 2 August 2013

Our final year students will be performing two plays by celebrated playwright and University of York graduate, Simon Stephens.


Common Ground Touring Theatre

Posted on Thursday 25 July 2013

Two of the department's lecturers have joined a PhD student in founding a theatre company


The Dutch Courtesan - A 17th century Jacobean comedy seldom seen on the modern stage is undergoing a thoroughly modern re-working with the help of students from the University of York.

Posted on Wednesday 29 May 2013

One of the greatest Jacobean comedies, John Marston’s masterpiece weaves together tales of sexual obsession, clever con-tricks, and radical freethinking into a striking plot which leads two of its characters to the foot of the gallows.


Githa - a one-woman play based on the life of 20th century dramatist Githa Sowerby

Posted on Friday 17 May 2013

Third year PhD by Practice Playwriting student Hannah Davies' play Githa (★★★★ The Scotsman ★★★★ Three Weeks) receives run at York Theatre Royal studio (28th May - 1st June) and a West End transfer to St James Theatre, West End London in June.


Royal Television Society Awards 2012

Posted on Thursday 16 May 2013

Good luck to our Theatre, Film and Television Students at the Royal Television Society Awards


Vice-Chancellors' Award for Outstanding Achievement

Posted on Friday 3 May 2013

The TFTV Technical Team has won a Silver Award in a prestigious university-wide scheme for outstanding achievement


Department of Theatre, Film and Television student filmmakers in the running for top national awards

Posted on Thursday 2 May 2013

Films by three talented Theatre, Film and Television student filmmakers have been shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Television Society (RTS) Student Television Awards 2012


David Sonnenschein - Guest Speaker

Posted on Monday 18 March 2013

We are delighted to welcome sound designer and author David Sonnenschein as a guest speaker to our department on Tuesday 26 March 2013


Holocaust Memorial Day Event

Posted on Saturday 2 February 2013

Theatre, Film and Television students featured in Holocaust Memorial Day event


A Theatre Masterclass by the Award-Winning Playwright Nick Payne

Posted on Thursday 31 January 2013

A first visit by an award-winning, and now internationally celebrated, young playwright, who is one of our own graduates


Graduation January 2013

Posted on Tuesday 18 December 2012

All our students graduating in January 2013 are invited to a Graduation Reception after the ceremony.


Students sweep the board at prestigious RTS awards.

Posted on Wednesday 14 November 2012

Department of Theatre, Film and Television students have scooped the top prizes in three of the four award categories they entered at the Royal Television Society Yorkshire Region Student Awards ceremony.


Student wins short film award

Posted on Monday 5 November 2012

One of our students has won a prestigious award for his short film.


The department's film and TV courses approved by Creative Skillset

Posted on Tuesday 23 October 2012

Creative Skillset, the sector skills council, has accredited ALL the department's film and TV courses.


Department lecturer nominated for prestigious documentary award

Posted on Tuesday 23 October 2012

One of our lecturers, David Hickman, has been nominated for the prestigious IDA documentary award in Los Angeles.


Interactive Media degree launched

Posted on Thursday 18 October 2012

We are excited to announce that we will be starting a new undergraduate degree in Interactive Media starting in Autumn 2014.


Department graduate wins festival prize for animation that asks 'Why Build a Sun on Earth?'

Posted on Thursday 4 October 2012

A new animated film aimed at UK primary schools has won 1st prize at Durham New Energy Futures Film Festival. 'Why Build a Sun on Earth?' was directed by recent Theatre, Film and Television graduate Nik Morris, who worked with nuclear fusion scientists from York Plasma Institute to develop the images and script. The animation was commissioned to tour UK primary schools in a portable 'Sun Dome' as part of the institute's outreach programme.


Hannah Davies wins Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award

Posted on Friday 15 June 2012

Hannah Davies, a post-graduate in the department, has won the prestigious Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award.


Yorkshire RTS Awards

Posted on Wednesday 13 June 2012

Heslington Studios sponsor "Most Promising Newcomer" for Royal Television Society Yorkshire awards.


Department of Theatre, Film and Television drama professor wins prestigious international scholarship.

Posted on Friday 25 May 2012

Professor Mary Luckhurst is one of the first academics in the country to be awarded an international scholarship under a new scheme launched by the Higher Education Academy.


Theatre internship opportunities for York students

Posted on Monday 21 May 2012

Ambassador Theatre Group offers paid internships to Department of Theatre, Film and TV students.


Department graduate gets job on new Kay Mellor drama series.

Posted on Friday 23 March 2012

A recent University of York graduate has got his career off to a flying start by landing himself a behind-the-scenes role on the hotly anticipated flagship BBC One drama series The Syndicate, written by Kay Mellor.


John Mateer with York graduates Ben Louden and Andrew Manns
Cameras roll as the Department of Theatre, Film and Television produces feature films

Posted on Wednesday 14 March 2012

A ground-breaking partnership between the Department of Theatre, Film and Television and a commercial film production company will produce five feature films over the next year.


Heslington Studios will be officially launched at the Broadcast Video Expo 2012 in London.

Posted on Friday 10 February 2012

Heslington Studios will be flying the flag for Yorkshire film and television production at its official launch at the Broadcast Video Expo 2012 in London.


Film and Television student Ollie Richards. Photo by Matt Brannan
University and its students star in Eternal Law

Posted on Tuesday 3 January 2012

A University of York student will be watching ITV’s new high-profile drama series Eternal Law with keen interest after landing himself a role as a camera trainee on the production.


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New book publication for Department Theatre Lecturer

Posted on Friday 2 December 2011

Congratulations to Dr Benjamin Poore, Lecturer in Theatre in the Department of Theatre Film and Television, on the publication of his first book.


Graduation January 2012

Posted on Friday 2 December 2011

All our students graduating in January 2012 are invited to a Graduation Reception after the ceremony.


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Students film interview with Baroness Morris

Posted on Thursday 1 December 2011

Students from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television recently formed the production crew for an interview with Baroness Estelle Morris.


Postgraduate Studentship Opportunities for 2012/13

Posted on Monday 21 November 2011

The University of York currently has a number of competitive AHRC Doctoral Studentships in the Humanities.


Little Angels at York Theatre Royal

Posted on Thursday 13 October 2011

‘a poignant and affecting piece… Little Angels is bleak and uncompromising, but engaging with darkly comic moments and is very well executed.’ The Press


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Students' Horror Movie Début

Posted on Monday 10 October 2011

Students from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television have won a commission from York Maze to produce a short horror movie for the attraction's forthcoming Hallowscream horror nights.


BA Writing, Directing and Performance Graduation 2011

Posted on Monday 18 July 2011

The department's first cohort graduates...


Charles Cecil MBE talks on Interactivity and Multi-platform Content

Posted on Monday 20 June 2011

Charles Cecil MBE, who runs Revolution Games, came to the department to run a series of lectures about interactivity and multi-platform opportunities.


2nd Annual Postgraduate Symposium

Posted on Monday 30 May 2011

On 27th May 2011 the Department of Theatre, Film and Television hosted its 2nd Annual Postgraduate Symposium, the first to be held since taking up residence in its new state-of-the-art building.


Race And Intelligence: Science's Last Taboo nominated for award.

Posted on Thursday 10 March 2011

David Hickman (one of our lecturers) has had his Channel 4 film Race And Intelligence: Science's Last Taboo nominated for a "Learning On Screen" award.


Me and Orson Welles

Posted on Wednesday 2 March 2011

A FilmEducation DVD - Me and Orson Welles - to which Professor Mike Cordner contributed extensive interview material - has won the "Learning on Screen" awards from the British Universities Film and Video Council.


Rebuilding business and transforming teams.

Posted on Sunday 20 February 2011

Archie Norman is a British businessman and politician, who is currently Chairman of ITV plc. In conversation with Greg Dyke, he reveals some of his business secrets.


Has the time come for local TV?

Posted on Tuesday 11 January 2011

Greg Dyke, Chancellor of York University and a former Director-General of the BBC, argues that the time has come to set up local TV in the UK.


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Beyond The Box Office

Posted on Saturday 8 January 2011

New report shows that people remember feature films set in the north of the UK better than ones set in the south.


‘Playing for Real’ Book Launch at the National Theatre

Posted on Monday 29 November 2010

'Playing for Real' edited by Tom Cantrell and Mary Luckhurst from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, launched at the National Theatre.


New MA in Digital Film and Television Production

Posted on Monday 22 November 2010

Department of Theatre, Film and Television launches new MA in Digital Film and Television Production


Freedom of Speech and Investigative Journalism Event

Posted on Friday 19 November 2010

Greg Dyke hosts a panel discussion on freedom of the press and investigative journalism.


Digital Technology and the Future of Television

Posted on Wednesday 17 November 2010

Britain's "most influential television executive" talks on the future of TV in the digital age.


Royal Television Society award for Department of Theatre, Film & Television PhD student.

Posted on Sunday 7 November 2010

Neil Hillman wins RTS award for his work.


Grierson award for David Hickman

Posted on Friday 5 November 2010

Top TV Award for Theatre, Film and Television lecturer David Hickman


Performing Plays

Posted on Monday 1 November 2010

New resource for professional actors, students and teachers of drama.


Award for our new building

Posted on Thursday 28 October 2010

The East Heslington Campus, Cluster One has been awarded The 2010 GGB BDP Building of the Year Award.


Greg Dyke at TFTV

Posted on Thursday 14 October 2010

On October 14th, a group of Yorkshire based media professionals visited the new Theatre, Film and TV building, for a tour of the facilities and a talk by University of York chancellor Greg Dyke.


The Department of Theatre Film and Television moves into its brand new home...

Posted on Monday 11 October 2010

The adventure begins...


First Annual Postgraduate Symposium 2010

Posted on Friday 4 June 2010

The Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York had its first annual postgraduate symposium on Friday 4 June 2010.


The Wire as Social Science Fiction

Posted on Friday 27 November 2009

TFTV co-sponsors event


Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Awards

Posted on Monday 19 October 2009

Congratulations to Tom Cantrell.


Film Schools Symposium

Posted on Saturday 17 October 2009

Two day symposium on the subject of the role of film schools and developments in education and training practices and policy in the UK


Alfred Bradley Bursary Award

Posted on Wednesday 8 July 2009

TFTV Student Shortlisted for Final


National Teaching Fellowship Scheme Project

Posted on Monday 6 July 2009

Professor Mary Luckhurst wins £200,000 award for a National Teaching Fellowship Scheme Project.


International Conference on Auditory Displays (ICAD)

Posted on Friday 22 May 2009

Best paper award was given to Mariana Julieta Lopez and Sandra Pauletto.


Graduation January 2009

Posted on Saturday 24 January 2009

Congratulations to our students who graduated on Saturday 24 January 2009.


Two New Professorial Appointments

Posted on Thursday 1 January 2009

Department welcomes Andrew Higson and Duncan Petrie.


Genista McIntosh to Investigate ACE's Spending Review

Posted on Saturday 30 August 2008

Review into Arts Council England decisions.


University of York Student Actors Win Edinburgh International Festival Prize

Posted on Thursday 28 August 2008

£5000 award for student company.


The James Menzie-Kitchin Young Director Award

Posted on Friday 1 August 2008

Michael Oakleigh has won the 2008 James Menzie-Kitchin Young Director Award.


Michael Billington Directs Pinter Triple-Bill

Posted on Friday 1 August 2008

Guardian theatre critic works with LAMDA students.


2008 National Student Drama Festival

Posted on Sunday 30 March 2008

Awards for York Student Company.


The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

Posted on Sunday 20 August 2006

York students work on a major feature film.


National Teaching Fellowship

Posted on Saturday 17 June 2006

Mary Luckhurst has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship.