Professor of Poetry Lecture

Please note that this workshop has been postponed and will now take place on 1 December 2022

The next Professor of Poetry lecture by Alice Oswald will take place on 1 December at 5.30pm at the Examination Schools, University of Oxford. The title of the talk is: Meandering Fortune-graphs – a conversation between the Book of Job and David Jones’ In Parenthesis.

Admission is free and no booking is required. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Professor of Poetry lectures were conceived in 1708 by Berkshire landowner Henry Birkhead and began after he bequeathed some money so it could be a valuable supplement to the curriculum. The current Professor of Poetry is Professor Alice Oswald. She will be giving one lecture each term for the four years of her tenure. You can watch and listen to her previous talks on the Professor of Poetry page: