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Yorkshire's Geology, Landscape and Literature

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University of Hull, Lecture Theatre 1, Allam Medical Building

Cottingham Road

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A full day conference showing how Yorkshire's landscape and geology have inspired some of our nation's most celebrated writers and poets

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Over the centuries the diversity and natural beauty of Yorkshire's landscapes and geology have inspired and influenced many celebrated writers and observers, including at least two Poets Laureate (Wordsworth and Ted Hughes), significant novelists (e.g. the Brontës, Winifred Holtby), writers on geology (e.g. Adam Sedgwick and John Phillips) and travellers, with many contemporary poets and writers continuing this tradition.

Speakers are expected to include (in alphabetical order): Patrick Boylan, Mike Elliott, Matt Fratson, Rose Horspool, Nina Morgan, Roger Osborne, Mike Stephenson, Jane Thomas, Hugh Torrens and Catherine Wynne.

Prose and poetry readings on the theme will be drawn from the writings of: Anne and Emily Brontë, Celia Feinnes, John Hutton, Winifred Holtby, Ted Hughes, John Leland, Édouard-Alfred Martel, Meaux Abbey Chronicle, Michael McKimm, Blake Morrison, John Phillips, Sylvia Plath, J B Priestley, Adam Sedgwick, Thomas Sheppard, Colin Speakman and William Wordsworth.

IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION

Participants wishing to join the speakers for a buffet lunch, including dessert, fruit juices and mineral water, should select the Finger Buffet Lunch ticket option priced at £8.75 (click on 'Tickets' top right of this page). Participants wishing to make their own arrangements for lunch do NOT need to register, and attendance is FREE. Seating space will be available for participants who wish to bring a packed lunch. Light lunches may be taken in the University's Library Cafe or at the students' union facility, both are open on Saturdays and close to the meeting venue.

Tea and coffee at refreshments breaks will be provided free of charge to all participants.

For further information about the line up of speakers and readings please click here

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