First year students visit Dymock

First year students recently went on a trip to the Gloucestershire village of Dymock to experience the area that inspired the Dymock Poets. For a few years before the First World War, the village was a hub of poetic activity, with poets including Robert Frost living in the country cottages and others such as Rupert Brooke, Edward Thomas and Eleanor Farjeon coming to stay. In class we’ve been examining their work in relation to gender, the natural world, war poetry and children’s literature. It was great to see the exhibition in St Mary’s church, walk through the Dymock countryside, and see some of the cottages that the poets lived in.

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