Meet the Team: The Writers' Room


Imogen Usherwood


Imogen is currently studying for a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature at Durham University, with a particular interest in literary theory, American literature and Jane Austen. She studied Latin and Ancient Greek to GCSE, and has found this classical background useful through her studies.


Imogen currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Palatinate, Durham University’s long-running student newspaper. She also edited First Night, Durham’s student theatre blog, from 2019-2020. Imogen has written for Mslexia, Ed Fringe Review and The Teeming Mass, and won numerous writing awards including the Simon Powell Poetry Prize, and a nomination for Best Comment Piece at the 2019 National Student Publication Awards.


Imogen enjoys making higher-education material accessible, and has tutored A-Level and GCSE students in English and history. Since 2017, she has also worked at Etherton Education, a summer school based in Somerset and Hampshire which aims to teach English as a foreign language to international students aged 16-18. 


Outside of journalism and editing, Imogen is passionate about all things theatre and has written, directed and acted in numerous plays at university, in venues from the Assembly Rooms Theatre to Durham Castle, and has had her work performed in professional London theatres.

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