News Archive

April 2022

UE Offering Archaeology Field School at Harlaxton

Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2022

This June, the University of Evansville (UE) will lead the first archaeological excavation on the grounds of its overseas study abroad center, Harlaxton College. The 30-day Archaeology Field School is open to both beginning and experienced archaeologists. Learners of all ages from anywhere in the United States and United Kingdom can join. The deadline to register is May 2, 2022.

March 2022

Holly Carter Appointed Executive Director and Dean of Harlaxton College

Posted: Monday, March 28, 2022

On the unanimous recommendation of a search committee consisting of faculty, staff, and members of the University of Evansville Board of Trustees, UE president Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz announces that Holly Carter, PhD, will be the new executive director and dean of Harlaxton College, the University’s study abroad center. She has been serving in an interim role as principal for the past two years. 

Harlaxton College is housed in an exquisite, 200-room Victorian manor built in the 1850s and located in the countryside of Lincolnshire, England, near the town of Grantham. The first students to study abroad at the manor were welcomed in 1971, and over the last five decades, it has been a second home to thousands of students. Immersed in the culture of British life, students can spend a semester overseas completing both general education and program-specific courses while touring other popular European destinations. Harlaxton provides study abroad opportunities for UE students and for students at the University's partner institutions across the nation. 

February 2021

Update to our British Studies courses

Posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

We are pleased to provide an update on British Studies at Harlaxton. The course has been updated to be two courses (BRIT 220/320 and BRIT 230/330), but still carries the same general education credit and now includes two writing across the curriculum credits. We know that you and your students may have questions. We've answered some commonly-asked questions in a Q&A below. If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out at or

July 2020

Harlaxton Manor Open House postponed

Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Due to COVID-19 precautions and restrictions, the annual Open House at Harlaxton Manor originally scheduled for July 26, 2020 has been postponed. We hope to reschedule this event later in the year and will announce a new date when we are safely able to offer this event.

June 2020

Holly Carter Appointed Interim Principal for Harlaxton College

Posted: Monday, June 8, 2020

Beginning June 1, Dr. Holly Carter, director of study abroad and Harlaxton College Programs at the University of Evansville, has been appointed interim principal for Harlaxton College, UE's study abroad center in Grantham, England.

February 2020

Dr Edward Bujak Becomes Senior Fellow

Posted: Friday, February 7, 2020

Dr Edward Bujak has been appointed as a Senior Fellow of the United Kingdom's Higher Education Academy in recognition of his contribution to teaching and learning support in Higher Education. Dr Bujak is Chair of the Department of British Studies at Harlaxton College.

September 2019

Social innovation expert Jay Friedlander collaborates with Harlaxton

Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

We are excited to welcome Jay Friedlander to Harlaxton this weekend! As an expert in sustainable business, entrepreneurship, and social innovation, Jay will be working with Harlaxton leadership and staff in conjunction with the Center for Innovation and Change at the University of Evansville on the development of changemaking iniatives at Harlaxton.

June 2019

Harlaxton Class Approaching 40 Year Anniversary Stays Connected Across the Globe

Posted: Friday, June 14, 2019

It has been nearly 40 years since Harlaxton’s class of 1979-1980 studied at the Manor. The class, which included students from more than 10 countries in North America, Europe, and the Middle East, would have every reason to drift apart, due to the passing of time and the distance between them. However, this class proves the strength of the Harlaxton bond by being one of the most connected alumni groups to date.

May 2019

Green Elected Fellowship of Higher Education Academy

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019

David Green (Senior Lecturer in British Studies) has been elected a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. This is a UK organisation which recognises good practice, impact and leadership in teaching and learning in Higher Education.

January 2019

Harlaxton College receives Historic England Angel Award

Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Harlaxton College has received a certificate of commendation from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Historic England’s Chief Executive Duncan Wilson in the ‘Best Rescue of an Historic Building or Place (under £5 million)’ category of Historic England’s Angel Awards 2018.

September 2018

Harlaxton College's Edward Bujak has published a new book

Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Edward Bujak, chair of the Department of British Studies at Harlaxton College, will have a new book released in October. The book, titled English Landed Society in the Great War: Defending the Realm, will be published by Bloomsbury to coincide with the centenary year of the end of the First World War.

August 2018

Harlaxton Manor Receives Musical Gift

Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018

This August marked the final summer course for Walker Rutledge, an esteemed professor who has been teaching an annual summer Introduction to Literature program for Gatton Academy students at Harlaxton College for the past five years. This immersive course featured alternating class days at the manor with literary field trips to various locations throughout England. Professor Rutledge also spent the fall semester of 2016 teaching at Harlaxton as a visiting faculty member from Western Kentucky University. Rutledge, who plans to retire in 2019, is currently WKU’s longest-serving faculty member.

Fall 2018 Students Arrive at Manor

Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Fall 2018 group of Harlaxton students have officially arrived at the manor and are ready to start their semester!  This fall the manor will house 102 students from a variety of universities across the United States.  Students are greeted by the manor staff as they arrive and have the rest of the day to meet their roommates, explore the manor, get settled in their new home.

Harlaxton Ambassadors Ring in New School Year

Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, the University of Evansville opened the new academic year and welcomed the Class of 2022 with the ringing of the new Interfaith Peace Bell prior to Freshman Academic Convocation. Three seniors, all Harlaxton Ambassadors, had the honor of ringing the bell for its convocation debut: elementary education major Anna Mundy, sociology and international studies double major Hayley Elliott, and exercise science major Macy Dimmett. They were accompanied by visiting monks from the Tashi Kyil Monastery in India who are currently creating a Sand Mandala in the University of Evansville’s Neu Chapel. Both the Sand Mandala and the Interfaith Peace Bell symbolize the university’s commitment to working toward world peace and reconciliation. 

Harlaxton Welcomes Two New British Studies Faculty Members

Posted: Friday, August 3, 2018

The manor is excited to welcome Sophie Baldock, PhD, (University of Sheffield) and Georgina Lock, PhD, (Nottingham Trent University) as the newest additions to the British Studies faculty team.  Dr. Baldock will be lending her expertise in literature to the British Studies curriculum, while Dr. Lock will bring her expertise in theatre.

May 2018

Harlaxton Manor featured in Country Life magazine

Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018

An article featuring the history and restoration of Harlaxton Manor was published today in the British magazine Country Life.  The May issue has a focus on the royal wedding and Anglo-American relations, so Harlaxton’s unique status as an American-owned British manor and study abroad site was a fitting addition.  The feature was also fitting in Harlaxton’s history, as it was an ad in Country Life in 1969 that originally drew the attention of Dr. Wallace Graves, president of University of Evansville at the time, to the manor.  The article chronicles both that story of UE’s role at Harlaxton, as well as the history of Harlaxton.

January 2018

Masterpiece's "Victoria" Filmed at Harlaxton Manor to Air January 28 on WNIN

Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018

Episode three of Masterpiece's Victoria airs Sunday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m. on WNIN. This episode, Entante Cordialewas filmed at UE's own Harlaxton Manor in May 2017.

October 2015

Harlaxton Professor Edward Bujak to Speak at UE on Thursday, October 15

Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Edward Bujak, associate professor of history at Harlaxton College will give two lectures on UE’s campus on Thursday, October 15. The lectures will be at 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m., in Room 100 (Vectren Lecture Hall) in Koch Center for Engineering and Science. The topic of the first lecture will be “Harlaxton’s First Global Citizens: The Officers and Gentlemen of the Royal Flying Corps,” and the second will be “Life in the Grand Manor: 150 Years of Study Abroad.” Both lectures are free and open to the public, and are sponsored by the Harlaxton Society and UE’s Department of History.

August 2015

UE Names Holly Carter as New Director of Harlaxton College Programs

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The University of Evansville and Harlaxton College has announced the appointment of Holly Carter as director of Harlaxton College Programs, based at UE. The University of Evansville’s study abroad program at Harlaxton College has recently been ranked number one in America by

January 2015

University of Evansville’s Study Abroad Program Ranked #1 in America

Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015

The University of Evansville study abroad program at Harlaxton College, has been ranked number one in America by

July 2014

Gerald Seaman Named New Principal at Harlaxton College

Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014

The University of Evansville is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerald “Jerry” Seaman, Ph.D., as the new principal of Harlaxton College, located in Grantham, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. He will assume this role on August 1, 2014.

November 2013

UE Ranked 7th in the Nation for Study Abroad

Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The nation’s leading voice on educational and cultural exchange has once again named the University of Evansville one of America’s best universities for study abroad. This year, UE ranks seventh in the nation for study abroad participation among master’s degree-granting institutions, up five spots from last year’s ranking of 12th.

July 2013

Harlaxton College Principal Gordon Kingsley Announces Retirement

Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

After more than 10 years leading Harlaxton College, Principal Gordon Kingsley announced today that he will retire effective July 1, 2014.  Harlaxton hosts an acclaimed study abroad program that has propelled the University of Evansville to national renown for student participation and transformed the lives of thousands of students since its inception more than 40 years ago.

June 2013

Alex Dryer Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Alexandria (Alex) Dryer, a University of Evansville junior from Columbia City, Indiana, has received a study abroad grant from Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s most selective academic honor society.

March 2013

History Spring Lecture Welcomes Harlaxton College’s David Green

Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The University of Evansville’s Department of History is pleased to announce the annual History Spring Lecture, featuring David Green, lecturer in history and British studies at Harlaxton College.

Green will present “The English Empire in the Later Middle Ages” at 4 p.m. this Thursday, March 21. The lecture will be held in Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway University Center on UE’s campus. It is free and open to the public.

February 2013

Harlaxton Professor to Speak at UE, March 21 2013

Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dr David Green of Harlaxton College will be delivering the annual History Department Spring Lecture, March 21.

November 2012

UE Named One of the Nation's Top Study Abroad Programs

Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012

The nation’s leading voice on educational and cultural exchange has again named the University of Evansville among America’s top study abroad programs.