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 (Princeton University Press).
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). 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.