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Poet, playwright and novelist, Simon Armitage was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford University in 2015. This series features his public engagements.

Series image credit Paul Wolfgang Webster.

Poetry with Simon Armitage Oxford University

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Poet, playwright and novelist, Simon Armitage was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford University in 2015. This series features his public engagements.

Series image credit Paul Wolfgang Webster.

    When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer

    When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer

    Simon Armitage delivers his final lecture as Oxford Professor of Poetry, reflecting on his own influences as a poet.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    'Undisfigured by False or Vicious Ornaments' - Clarity and Obscurity in the Age of Formlessness

    'Undisfigured by False or Vicious Ornaments' - Clarity and Obscurity in the Age of Formlessness

    The Hilary Term Professor of Poetry lecture, delivered by Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Damned if he Does and Damned if he Doesn't? Dilemmas and Decisions in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Damned if he Does and Damned if he Doesn't? Dilemmas and Decisions in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Simon Armitage lectures on the poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Poet Simon Armitage delivers the Michaelmas Term 2018 lecture entitled 'Damned if he Does and Damned if he Doesn't? Dilemmas and Decisions in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'

    • 57 min
    Unseasonal Produce: Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres

    Unseasonal Produce: Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres

    Simon Armitage delivers the Trinity 2018 poetry lecture entitled "Unseasonal Produce: Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres".

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Like, Elizabeth Bishop

    Like, Elizabeth Bishop

    Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage delivers a lecture on the american writer and poet Elizabeth Bishop.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Hawks and the Doves – raptors and rapture in the poetry of Thom Gunn and Ted Hughes.

    The Hawks and the Doves – raptors and rapture in the poetry of Thom Gunn and Ted Hughes.

    Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage discusses the poems of Thom Gunn and Ted Hughes.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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