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Thursday 24th October 3.30pm-6.30pm

The Poetry of Things

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA

Join us for an afternoon of poetry readings and discussion as Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Sean Borodale and Jo Shapcott talk about their recent experience as poets in residence with the Thresholds project in the University of Cambridge Museums and collections. The poets will be in conversation with Professors Isobel Armstrong and Steven Connor. This event is part of the Festival of Ideas and drinks will be available afterwards.

The Museum has an alternative entrance for lift access. Please let us know when you book if you require use of this and we will be happy to advise you on finding the lift.

Poets Sean Borodale, Gillian Clarke, Imtiaz Dharker, Jo Shapcott in conversation with: Steve Connor, Grace 2 Professor of English in the University of Cambridge and Isobel Armstrong, Emeritus Professor of English at Birkbeck College, University of London.

To read the four poems that will be discussed during this event visit the poet’s pages on this website. 

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