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Wilfred Owen's Edinburgh Eleven

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Baberton Golf Club

55 Baberton Avenue

Juniper Green

EH14 5DU

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Last year Neil shared his research find of Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves meeting at Baberton Golf Club. In an echo of JM Barrie’s 'An Edinburgh Eleven', writing on the Edinburgh education figures who inspired him, Neil will provide details of eleven figures who inspired Wilfred Owen's Edinburgh Enlightenment, a time when he wrote some of his most famous war poetry. The event takes place on the 101st anniversary of the meeting of Owen, Graves and Sassoon - described as one of the most important literary meetings of the century. Alan Walker and Christine Nimmo will also explain their research as they try to trace Sassoon's 1917 Baberton golf partner.

Neil McLennan is Senior Lecturer and Director of Leadership Programmes at the School of Education, University of Aberdeen. He spent his early working life as a history teacher and faculty head of social studies. He was Head of History at Tynecastle High School, the school where Owen taught in 1917. Neil has published on a broad range of areas from history education, current affairs, skill development and values leadership. Over the past decade he has researched Owen's time in Edinburgh and has written on this in a number of journal articles for literary association periodicals. Neil is hoping to publish further on the topic and will be lecturing in France this November as part of commemorative events.

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Baberton Golf Club

55 Baberton Avenue

Juniper Green

EH14 5DU

United Kingdom

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