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Friday 26 October 2018 – World War One: Art, Music and Poetry; Wilfred Owen and his Contemporaries

Lecturer: Denis Moriarty

Wilfred Owen is at the heart of the most famous and familiar poetry to emerge from the trauma of the First World War. This lecture sets his poems in the context of his fellow-soldiers, Brooke, Sassoon, A.A. Milne and others, and is illustrated by war artists such as Orpen, Nevinson and Sargent, photographs from the battlefields, the music of Elgar, Butterworth, Ivor Gurney and Benjamin Britten, and the songs of the soldiers from the trenches.