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Professor Bill Jones (Literature)

  • Formerly Professor of Lifelong Learning University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Emeritus Professor of Lifelong Learning University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Professor of Lifelong Learning (Honorary) University of Leicester

March 2020

EXPLORATIONS IN POETRY (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

March 6th at 18:30 to March 8th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

With a different selection to explore each time, enjoy exploring a wide range of verse across ages. Texts will be provided for an illuminating and sometimes surprising journey for all existing and potential lovers of poetry. Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential: £233 Non-residential: £166

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July 2020

WHAT MAKES A GOOD LAUREATE – A POET FOR THE PUBLIC?

July 10th at 18:30 to July 12th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Fri 10 Jul - 13:30 Sun 12 Jul 2020 We will consider some of the historic laureates - Dryden onwards, Wordsworth (of course), Tennyson and on to the C20th ones. Is there a place for public poetry these days? Is the Laureateship now an outmoded idea? Prof. Bill Jones (Keswick www.highamhall.com/bill-jones) Residential: £238 Non-residential: £169

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