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University Lecture: What is a War Poem?

November 13, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Friends of Tolson and Ravensknowle  are pleased to present a series of lectures in partnership with Huddersfield University English Department. The theme of each lecture has been carefully chosen to tie in with museum’s displays and collections.

Woodhead Hall. Tolson Museum.  Free, but must book on  01484 223830.
Refreshments available.

The Poems of Owen and Sassoon

By: Dr David Rudrum, Senior lecturer at Huddersfield University.

The poems of Owen and Sassoon have captured the popular imagination as the definitive voices of the first world war. But their beautifully crafted lines were written at a time when poetry itself was turning away from genteel, polished verse, and embracing instead the upheaval and chaos of the modern age. Other poets wrote poems that were disordered  beautiful, senseless rather than meaningful, in order to capture the mayhem of war.


November 13, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Tolson Museum
Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD5 8DJ
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01484 223830