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T. S. Eliot: A Celebration of his Life, Work, and Legacy, and of the T.S. Eliot Foundation and Prize

Mark Ford, Lyndall Gordon, Jason Harding, Hannah Sullivan and Geoffrey Streatfeild

Thursday, 31 March 2022

2:00pm

1 hour 15 minutes

Bodleian: Divinity School

£7 - £12.50

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A panel of world-renowned scholars, authors, and poets explores the life and work of Nobel Prize winning poet, critic, and dramatist T S Eliot, with readings by actor Geoffrey Streatfeild. They will illuminate some of the key themes in Eliot’s work and delve into his times and influence. There will be readings, debate, and some questions and answers.

Professor Mark Ford is a professor in the English department at University College London. He has published four volumes of poetry, including Enter, Fleeing. His collection of essays, This Dialogue of One, was the winner of the Poetry Foundation’s 2015 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism.

Lyndall Gordon is author of The Imperfect Life of T S Eliot, winner of the British Academy’s Rose Mary Crawshay prize and the Southern Arts prize. Her forthcoming book, The Hyacinth Girl: T S Eliot’s Hidden Muse, will be published this year.

Professor Jason Harding of Durham University is an expert on T S Eliot and Eliot’s journal The Criterion. He is author of The Criterion: Cultural Politics and Periodical Networks in Inter-war Britain.

Hannah Sullivan is an academic and poet based at New College Oxford. She won the T S Eliot Prize in 2018 for Three Poems.

Discussions will be chaired by Claire Armitstead, the Guardian associate editor, culture.

This event lasts one hour 15 mins.

Supported by the T S Eliot estate.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller The Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Marlene Hauser Mary and Cecil Quillen Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Jill Dunsmore David Isaac Carole and John Allen Lucian Hudson Pank Koria CEO of Project People Masumi and Jonathan Dobson Miles Young Emily Rose and James Marrow Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture George Warren Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture John Roberts Owen Mumford Supporter of programme of science and medicine Exeter College Exeter College Trinity College Trinity College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. Eastgate Hotel Eastgate Hotel, a festival hotel The Feathers Hotel Woodstock festival hotel Critchleys Accountants to the festival Project People Foodbuy European Union Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom T S Eliot Foundation Alan Squire Publishing Sponsor of American novelists and poets Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Racalia Olive Oil Olive oil from Sicily Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Siren Communications Siren Communications - corporate consultants Chêne Bleu Wines of Provence Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Seacourt Printers Festival printers Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd James Currey Society Hattus Books Hattus Books La Cave Musik Pusey House Cervantes Institute, London Confucius Institute Literature Ireland