Spring 2022 Newsletter – Starting Again!

Dear member

It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that we will be re-starting our meetings in May.  We are no longer able to get free accommodation in Senate House (or indeed anywhere in the Bloomsbury area) but we have been able to negotiate with Camden Council relatively low cost, but very pleasant, accommodation in the Crowndale Centre (see the About Us page). There is a staffed reception who will direct you to a lift for the third floor where our room will be one of the Council Committee Rooms which are very well laid out classroom-style facing a large plasma screen. 

We will kick off on Saturday 7 May at 2pm when Kevin McCarron (formerly Reader in American Literature, Digby Stuart College) will talk on Modernism: “these fragments we have shored…” in recognition that this is the centenary of the year 1922 when UlyssesThe Waste Land and Jacob’s Room were all published. Further talks will follow on 18 June and 16 July (on which day we also plan to hold the AGM).  All details will be here on our website.

There will, of course, be no charges associated with these talks which we regard as the balance of the academic year lost to the Covid lockdown. I do hope you will be able to join us.

Best wishes

Lindsay Martin, Chair