Emma Watson, the beloved former Harry Potter star, has made a thrilling announcement that has left fans buzzing with excitement. After a decade since completing her first degree, Watson will be returning to Oxford University to pursue an MA in Creative Writing. This news comes as no surprise to those who have followed Watson’s career, as she has remained closely affiliated with the university since her time there as part of the Visiting Student Programme in 2011-2012. In fact, she has served as a Visiting Fellow at Oxford’s Lady Margaret Hall in 2016 and as an Associate Fellow in 2019.
In a recent interview with the Financial Times, Watson also revealed her decision to step back from the world of acting. She explained that she wasn’t happy and found it difficult to be the spokesperson for things where she didn’t get to be involved in the process. “I was held accountable in a way that I began to find really frustrating because I didn’t have a voice, I didn’t have a say,” she said.
But that’s not all. Alongside her decision to return to university, Watson has also announced the launch of her new organic, carbon-neutral gin, Lost Years, which she developed with her brother Alex. The gin will be sold online and in selected stores in the UK.
Watson’s decision to pursue an MA in Creative Writing is a natural fit for the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and vocal supporter of the Times Up movement. She has previously penned articles for publications such as Vogue and CNN on topics ranging from gender equality to sustainability. With her talent and passion for writing, we can’t wait to see what Watson will create during her time at Oxford.