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The University of Leeds invites you to a celebration of the life and work o...
Fri 17 March 2017, 17:45 – 19:00 GMT
Geoffrey Hill was knighted in 2012 for his services to poetry after a long and distinguished career as a poet and a scholar which included posts at the universities of Bristol, Cambridge, and Boston; and, more recently, his tenure as Professor of Poetry at Oxford. A graduate of Keble College Oxford, his academic career began at Leeds in 1954 with his appointment to a lectureship. He spent the next twenty six years at our University and was appointed to a Chair in English Literature in 1976. During this time, Geoffrey published four collections of poetry - For the Unfallen, King Log, Mercian Hymns, and Tenebrae – works which secured his reputation as one of the finest poets writing in the English language. The University of Leeds is proud of its long-standing association with Geoffrey – which includes the custodianship of his extensive archive – and would like to extend a warm invitation to family, friends, colleagues, and admirers to join in this tribute. Everyone is welcome.
5.45 pm Guests take their seats in the Great Hall, University Campus
6pm A Tribute to Sir Geoffrey Hill
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Where can I park?
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