Professor of Poetry lecture: The Life and Death of Poetry

The next Professor of Poetry lecture will take place on 2 June in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, Oxford. Alice Oswald will talk on 'The Life and Death of Poetry'. The lecture will be a distracted walkabout with T.S Eliot and others.

Tickets are free but registration is required via Eventbrite.

The Professor of Poetry lectures were conceived in 1708 by Berkshire landowner Henry Birkhead and began after he bequeathed some money so it could be a valuable supplement to the curriculum. The current Professor of Poetry is Professor Alice Oswald. She will be giving one lecture each term for the four years of her tenure. You can watch and listen to her previous talks on the Professor of Poetry page.


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