A collection of essays edited by Drs Trudi Tate and Kate Kennedy looks at the legacy of the First World War through the lens of the creative arts. As a specialist in the literature of conflict, Tate explores the ways in which writers expressed the impact of trauma on families – and child rearing in particular.
The Cambridge Animal Alphabet series celebrates Cambridge's connections with animals through literature, art, science and society. Here, A is for Albatross – in sketches retrieved from Antarctica, research into migratory patterns, and Coleridge’s famous ballad.
“When you are in it, war is hateful and utterly horrible.” A major Rupert Brooke collection comes to Cambridge23 Apr 2015
On the centenary of the death of Rupert Brooke, King’s College announces the acquisition of a major collection of materials relating to one of the nation’s best-loved poets. The collection will join the existing Rupert Brooke archive at King’s to make the world’s leading resource.
A new exhibition at Kettle’s Yard celebrating the work of the Scottish poet and artist Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925–2006) opens this Saturday (6 December).
Recalling the spirit of the iconic Cambridge Poetry Festivals of the 70s and 80s, a new celebration of Cambridge poetry begins on November 22, featuring performances by Vahni Capildeo, John James, Mark Ford and former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.
In her new book Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period, Sarah Houghton-Walker provides a fascinating insight into writers’ and artists’ portrayals of wanderers. Her study focuses on a period when gypsies’ fragile place in the landscape, and on the margins of society, came increasingly under threat.
By aiming to discover the UK’s most memorised poems, a new research project – backed by a former Poet Laureate – will explore the poems that live in our collective memory, and the value of keeping poetry in our heads and hearts instead of just the page and screen. Is there a poem inside your head?
A symposium taking place on Tuesday (23 September 2014) at Cambridge University Botanic Garden will unite artists, writers, scientists and literary scholars to look at the poet John Clare’s close engagement with the natural environment as a botanist as well as poet.