John Clare: Landscape & Learning – Northampton – 11th November

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Following my recent post about John Clare’s poem “Wild Bees“, I’ve been invited to give a short presentation on this at a forthcoming meeting about the Northamptonshire poet and documenter of environmental change.


Here’s the details:

John Clare: Landscape & Learning

Short presentations & discussions on aspects of John Clare

Venue: Room MY120 University of Northampton, Avenue Campus, NN2 6JD


FRIDAY 11th NOVEMBER: 10am arrival – 4pm close


Culminating with the JOHN CLARE LECTURE 2016 to be given by Professor John Goodridge


Contributors include: Jeff Ollerton, Erin Lafford, Charles Bennett, Clare Abbatt, Christy Edwall, Stephen Sullivan, Carry Akroyd, on topics such as:

John Clare’s Sonnets * Clare & the Bees * Clare the Fiddle Player * Clare as Inspiration * Clare & Weather * ‘The Nightingale’ * Clare in the Fields * ‘St Martin’s Eve’

Free and open to all. Bring lunch or use cafeteria on site.

6 thoughts on “John Clare: Landscape & Learning – Northampton – 11th November

  1. Visit Bradlaugh Fields

    Sounds inspiring, and nice to see the ‘two cultures’ mixing as well, CP Snow would be pleased. Unfortunately for me i’ve found out too late and have promised to attend something at Lings after about half one, dang it … what time are you on – in the morning, hopefully?

    PS allotments coming on well, lots of frogs, hedgehogs, bird species, long-tailed tits, blue jay, the odd raptor, green woodpecker, literally hundreds of bumbles on all the comfrey i’ve planted and your Stachys is starting to establish. Always looking for ways to encourage wildlife gardening and surveying across Northampton allotments …


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