Saturday 14th May

Room TC002A, Teaching Centre
Francis Close Hall Campus
University of Gloucestershire
Swindon Road
GL50 4AZ

The event is free, with lunch available for £10, subject to availability.

Also available on Zoom

For bookings, please email our Membership Secretary

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TC002A Seminar Room location

Car parking via entrances:

On St Paul’s Road
(Entrance 1 on map)

On St Paul’s Lane
(Entrance 4 on map)

Spring Study Day

University of Gloucestershire Culture, Continuity and Transformation Research Priority Area Thumbnail for linkThe study day is a collaboration between
the Friends of the Dymock Poets and

the University of Gloucestershire’s Culture, Continuity and Transformation Research Priority Area.

10:30 am    Coffee and Registration
11:00 am    Welcome and introduction to the day
Robert Moreland
11:10 am    An Imaginary England
Roger Ebbatson
An exploration of the literary landscapes represented by poets and writers in late 19th and early 20th Century.
11:55 am    Rupert Brooke: The Literary and Personal Legacy
Jane Winter
Jane has written a biography of Ka Cox, a friend of Rupert Brooke and Virginia Woolf, and her husband Will Arnold-Forster. Currently working on her next book, she explores the literary and personal legacy of Rupert Brooke and attempts to explain why, despite little concrete evidence, he has come to epitomise the romantic war hero poet of WW1. Jane is a retired human rights activist.
12:40 pm    Lunch
1:30 pm    ‘Once amid a tap-room’s din’: Edward Thomas’s inns and folk songs
Martin Brooks
Martin, a Visiting Fellow at Staffs University, has written articles for journals such as The Cambridge Quarterly and the Journal of the English Association on subjects including ‘Edward Thomas and Money’, ‘Edward Thomas and Hedges’ and ‘Edward Thomas and the Imagination’.
2:15 pm    Robert Frost and the Gamekeeper
Jeff Cooper
Jeff is the grandson of Dymock Poet, Lascelles Abercrombie, and a past chair of the Friends of the Dymock Poets. He will talk about the occasion when Frost was confronted by the gamekeeper of the local landowner Lord Beauchamp and its consequences.
3:00 pm    Tea
3:30 pm    Edward Thomas Study Centre
Jeremy Mitchell
Jeremy is chair of the Edward Thomas Fellowship. He will talk about Thomas today and the work of the Study Centre.
4:15 pm    Closing Remarks
Robert Moreland


Sunday 15th May

From Dymock Church, GL18 2AQ
Location on Google Maps

For bookings, please email our Membership Secretary

Dymock Walk

The proposed route will be c.5k starting from Dymock Church at 11.00 a.m., walking eastwards along Poets Path 1 to Ketford Bank from where there are good views northwards. Then back via Vell Mill Meadow Nature Reserve. If people would like to read out a poem feel free to bring along something and let the walk leader know.

Please make your own arrangements with regard to refreshments and lunch. The Beauchamp Arms is in the village and their telephone number is 01531 890266 should you wish to make a booking. Further details can be found on their Facebook page.





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