Professor of Poetry Lecture: In Sleep a King

The next Professor of Poetry talk by Alice Oswald will take place on 25 November 2021. The lecture is called 'In Sleep a King' and will be a sleep-talk on the subject of waking up with Sonnet 87 (by Shakespeare) in the background. The talk will be available in person and online. 


To book a ticket to attend this event in person please click here.

The livestream will be available via Teams – click here to join from 4.50pm on November 25th.


A recording of the event will be made available here afterwards.

Alice Oswald will be giving one lecture each term for the four years of her tenure as Professor of Poetry. Visit the Professor of Poetry page to find out more about the post and watch her previous online talks.


Alice Oswald event poster with image of crumpled bed