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Guildford Book Festival

Thursday 14 October 2010

Guildford Book Festival is a key cultural event which captures the imagination of people of all ages, backgrounds and interests.

Poetry Workshops

Thursday 17 February 2011

14pm to 16pm

Everyone one welcome from beginners to poet Laureates. 

Every Thursday until the 7th April

Room 24AA02

Surrey Poetry Festival

Saturday 21 May 2011

11.00 - 20.00

The Department of English at the University of Surrey are pleased to be hosting the first Surrey Poetry Festival.

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a poetry reading by david constantine

Monday 6 February 2012

18.30 to 19.30

Freelance writer, poet and translator, David Constantine was born in Salford, Lancashire, in 1944.

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Audience with Jon Ronson

Thursday 14 June 2012


The University of Surrey hosts an evening with award winning author, journalist, filmmaker and presenter Jon Ronson. Famous for his characteristically candid and humorous accounts of people and groups on the fringes of accepted society, Ronson will discuss his career and read extracts from his work. The event will be followed by a wine reception and a book signing.

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Morag Morris Annual Poetry Lecture

Thursday 4 October 2012

18:00 to 19:00

Bernard O’Donoghue - Yeats: Early and Late. With readings by GSA students

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It's Not Rocket Science

Friday 19 October 2012


This is definitely the year of the particle physicist: the momentous announcement of the Higgs Boson from CERN... and comedian Ben Miller returns to his scientific roots.

Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Science

Wednesday 24 October 2012


Is it possible to travel through time and kill your grandfather? If the universe is infinite, where are all the aliens? Is Schrödinger’s cat dead or alive, or both? Jim Al-Khalili takes us on a mind-expanding tour through these and other universal puzzles that have kept scientists pushing the limits of our understanding.

Bones Will Crow

Thursday 25 October 2012


A performance of Burmese poetry in English.

At a turning point in Burma’s history with the release from detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and an amnesty given to some imprisoned writers, the University of Surrey’s English PEN Society presents a performance of Burmese poetry read in English by staff and students.

Surrey New Writers Festival

Friday 15 March 2013

The Surrey New Writers Festival is an annual public festival affiliated with the Creative Writing programme at the University of Surrey. We aim to create a festival that will engage with writing and creativity in dynamic ways. Our programming is of interest not only to current and potential Surrey students, but also to the wider community of Guildford and surrounding areas.

Morag Morris Poetry Lecture 2013

Thursday 12 December 2013

Professor Edward Larrisy

Seeing Things: The Poetry of Seamus Heaney: Professor Edward Larrisy comes to the University of Surrey to deliver this year's Morag Morris Poetry Lecture on the late Seamus Heaney. 

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Surrey Poetry Festival 2014

Saturday 24 May 2014

2pm - 8pm

This year the Surrey Poetry Festival will celebrate the allied forms of poetry in translation and poetry in performance. It will provide a unique opportunity to attend to their conjunction, through the work of poets, performers and translators. Do come and join us for what will be an interesting and exciting afternoon. 

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The Uses of Poetry Symposium

Friday 6 June 2014


The Guildford School of Acting announces a free, one-day symposium. The symposium will investigate the value of poetry in our lives, and explore in particular the uses and value of poetry in actor training. The symposium will appeal to anyone with an interest in poetry, applied poetry, memory, and performance.

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Morag Morris Poetry Lecture 2014

Thursday 23 October 2014

Barbara Hardy on A.E. Housman

The University of Surrey has a very long and significant history of involvement in the post-war British poetry scene - and this is the result of one woman’s belief in the centrality of poetry to Higher Education. Although Morag Morris sadly passed away last year, the annual poetry lecture continues, with Barbara Hardy as the guest speaker this year, discussing the works of A.E Housman.

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