Category: Gloucestershire writers

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 […]

  Edward Thomas 13 November 2018  

Bringing Gloucestershire poetry to Gloucestershire schools: a new DegreePlus opportunity

Bluebells in Dymock Woods, 2014. Photo: HWeeks Here is an exciting internship opportunity through DegreePlus that will be of especial interest to anyone who loves poetry and is seeking classroom experience.   The  Dymock Poets were a group of writers […]

  Dymock Poets 16 March 2015  

Laurie Lee celebrated at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

The University of Gloucestershire sponsored lots of Festival events this year. One event in particular goes back a long way for us. The School of Humanities sponsors the annual Laurie Lee Memorial Lecture, which in the past has […]

  Cheltenham Festival of Literature 20 October 2014  

Gloucestershire’s own Poets’ Corner

Of the many writers and artists who have drawn inspiration from Gloucestershire and the borderlands, the Dymock Poets represent a particular moment in English life in the years leading up to WW1. Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, Eleanor Farjeon, […]

  Dymock Poets 17 May 2014  

Summer turns to autumn in the Cotswolds, and a piece of Gloucestershire literary history

The author Laurie Lee (Cider with Rosie) has a special place at the University of Gloucestershire. The School of Humanities sponsors the annual Laurie Lee Memorial Lecture at the Cheltenham festival of literature (stay tuned to the blog for […]

  English Literature at the University of Gloucestershire 7 September 2013  

Ivor Gurney, poet of the Severn and the Somme

The Gloucestershire poet Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) was also a composer. This week, one of his hitherto unknown sonatas was released from the  Gloucestershire Archives for the first time. Gurney wrote the Violin Sonata in E-Flat Major on his return […]

  Edward Thomas 3 February 2013  

Robert Macfarlane delivers the Laurie Lee Memorial Lecture at the Cheltenham Lit Festival

 As usual, students and staff are enjoying a fortnight of all things literary, cultural and book-obsessed at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature. Yesterday something really special took place. Robert Macfarlane delivered the annual  Laurie Lee Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the […]

  Cheltenham culture 13 October 2012  

The Word in the world

Last year English speakers across the world marked the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. William Tyndale of Gloucestershire’s translation is one of the greatest works of English literature. Without it, the work of Shakespeare, Milton, Shelley, […]

  English Literature 15 July 2012  

“Cotswold or Malvern, sun or rain, my hills again”

Centre for Writing, History and Place presents ‘F.W. Harvey: A Poet for Today’ a talk by Roger Deeks, F.W. Harvey Society F.W. Harvey (1888-1957), war poet, friend of and collaborator with Ivor Gurney, broadcaster and activist, was known as […]

  Cotswolds writing 7 June 2012