Friday, 24 February 2017

I wandered lonely as a Cloud
That floats on high o'er Vales and Hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden Daffodils;                  Wordsworth
The daffodils have arrived at the University of Gloucestershire, just in time for our second year module on Romanticism, where we have been examining Wordsworth’s poetry and getting to grips with topics such as memory, childhood, ‘nature’ and ‘spots of time’.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Really interesting event about the poet Edward Thomas that will take place at the Market Theatre in Ledbury.

Here is a quote from the event's website:

Poet Ted Hughes called Edward Thomas ‘father of us all’. Today he continues to inspire many of our great writers.  You are invited to join a celebration of Edward Thomas’s poetry and prose, hosted by the Friends of the Dymock Poets.  This lively afternoon will commemorate the centenary of Thomas’s death in the First World War, and will include a potted history of Edward Thomas’s writing, readings of his greatest and best-loved poems, and reflections Thomas’s observations on countryside, nature, language and the emotions.

Click on this link for more details and to book:

There's also material relating to Edward Thomas in the University of Gloucestershire's Special Collections and Archives: