Category: Dymock Poets

Public Lecture: ‘Edward Thomas and nature: melancholy, ecstasy and “the strange sweetness”‘ By Dr Anna Stenning

University of Gloucestershire Public Lecture Series Friday 5 October 2018, 6pm, TC001, Francis Close Hall, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4AZ Free entry. Please register via Following an introduction to the work of the Friends of the Dymock Poets […]

  Displays and Events 11 September 2018  

University saves unique Dymock Poet letters

Special Collections and Archives at the university has secured important letters written by the famous American poet Robert Frost for their Dymock Poets Special Collection. The university, with the aid of grants from Friends of the National Libraries […]

  Dymock Poets 3 August 2018  

Come along to our Dymock Poets cataloguing group

The Special Collections and Archives have teamed up with the Friends of the Dymock Poets to organise a cataloguing group to help access some of our Dymock Poets material in more detail. Meeting once a month, the aim […]

  Dymock Poets 29 May 2018  

New Wilfrid Wilson Gibson Material

During the Christmas holidays I had the pleasure of collecting a major donation of Wilfrid Wilson Gibson material from Mr John Chirgwin. Gibson is one of the Dymock Poets and hails from Hexham in Northumberland, where fate had […]

  Dymock Poets 16 January 2018  

New John Drinkwater material

We recently purchased some new John Drinkwater material to add to our extensive holdings on the Dymock Poets. These plays and speeches were once part of John Drinkwater’s own personal library, and includes a cancelled edition of the […]

  Dymock Poets 26 October 2017  

Creative Writing students in the archives

Today I had a visit from 2nd year Creative Writing students and their tutor Lania. We looked at material from our Dymock Poets Special Collection and U A Fanthorpe Archive, even listening to an audio recording of Robert […]

  Dymock Poets 13 February 2017  

Celebrating the launch of the Special Collections and Archives online catalogue

Last night saw the successful launch of the new Special Collections and Archives online catalogue. Three of the University’s archive collections have already been catalogued – the University Archive Miscellaneous Donations collection; the Cyder Press Collection and the […]

  Catalogue 2 December 2016  

Stopping By Archives on a Snowy Evening

To celebrate the launch of our new online catalogue the Special Collections and Archives are hosting an evening of poetry and seasonal refreshments, giving you the chance to discover our newly catalogued Dymock Poets Special Collection. Please come […]

  Displays and Events 16 November 2016  

Dymock Poets Special Collection Update

Cataloguing of the Dymock Poets Special Collection is reaching the final stages with only the material from Myfanwy Thomas (Edward Thomas’s youngest daughter) left to sort. The rest of the catalogue is now complete and available to search […]

  Catalogue 12 August 2016  

Cataloguing the Dymock Poets Special Collection begins!

The cataloguing of the archival and ephemeral material in our Dymock Poets Special Collection has begun. The collection is unique, telling the story of the commune of poets who settled in Dymock just before the outbreak of the […]

  Catalogue 30 October 2015