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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Andrew Motion: The Festival Laureate in Conversation

30th October 2009, 18:00 to 19:00, Durham Town Hall, Andrew Motion

An event for Durham Book Festival, chaired by Professor Michael O'Neill (Department of English Studies, Durham University)

Andrew Motion was appointed Poet Laureate in 1999 and retired from the post earlier this year. He will be reading from his new collection of poetry, The Cinder Path, and talking about his literary influences and interests.

Contact m.s.c.o' for more information about this event.

Related Links


Research in English At Durham (READ) blog showcasing the the literary research emerging from the Department of English Studies


We host a large number of conferences, lectures and seminars each year, many of them open to the public. Find out more on our Events page.


Many of our public lectures, seminars and conferences are recorded, and can be listened to as podcasts.

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Next Event

  • 29th January 2021
  • Title TBC
  • Online (Zoom)
  • Dr Hannah-Rose Murray (University of Edinburgh)