2021/2022 Programme

Due to the ongoing situation, we have decided to defer our meetings until the spring and hope to be able to meet in person by that time. There will be no charge for the talks we are proposing to hold next year in April, May and June (the May one in place of a trip) either in Senate House or a nearby location and we hope that you will bring any interested friends to these.

The three speakers are:
 Professor Mike Irwin who will be looking in detail at six pairs of poems, each pair to be comparable in subject matter, but to offer contrasts in terms of (e.g.) perspective, style, emphasis and effectiveness. Poets likely to feature include Shakespeare, Byron, Clare, Shelley, Housman, Hardy, Robert Graves and Norman MacCaig.  Copies of all the works concerned will be provided.

 Professor Tom Healy whose title is: ‘“Tell me lies”: Epic fabrications Homer to Milton’
 Lindsay Martin on “Norman Lewis: the ‘other’ Graham Greene.”

More details on the programme will be published on this page as they become available.

We are proposing to hold a Reunion Christmas Party on Saturday, 4 December 2021 to which all members and interested future members are invited. We very much hope you would like to meet up and further details are available from our Chair, Lindsay Martin at the email address below: