Weinrebe Lecture: Kate Kennedy in conversation with Hermione Lee

Kate Kennedy, Hermione Lee
Event date
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17:30 - 18:45
Wolfson College
Linton Road
Venue details

Leonard Wolfson Auditorium

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Disabled access?
Booking required

Kate Kennedy speaks with Hermione Lee about writing the life of the poet/composer Ivor Gurney for her new biography, Dweller in Shadows: A Life of Ivor Gurney.

Dr Kate Kennedy is a biographer and Associate Director of the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing.

Professor Dame Hermione Lee is a biographer and Emeritus Professor of English Literature in the English Faculty at Oxford University.

This event will follow a free talk and recital presented by the Ivor Gurney Society and OCLW:

3.15 pm - ‘Gurney and the Archive’ lecture with Professor Tim Kendall and Dr Philip Lancaster

3.45 pm - Song Recital with Andrew Randall (baritone) and Eric McElroy (piano). Their programme will include a selection of newly edited songs composed while Gurney was in the Dartford asylum together with some of his most well-known songs.

The OCLW Weinrebe Lectures are an annual series named in memory of Harry Weinrebe, a philanthropist and the founder of the Dorset Foundation.

All events will take place in the Leonard Wolfson Auditorium (LWA) (accessibility information). Wolfson College currently operates a mandatory indoor face coverings and one-metre social distancing policy, and we can therefore offer 75 spaces are in the LWA.