Not heroes, but fellow English afficionados, yes. I have been really lucky with my lecturers. My main lecturer is a right fire cracker and would make a cardboard box interesting. I like how she challenges us - she really gets the best out of her students.
There is another brilliant lecturer at Plymouth, who is swamped by students wanting to attend her lectures - hugely inspirational. There is also a student who recently got his first, who read my first draft Brave New World document for TH2. He advised me on several points and I was blown away by his intellect.