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Chatterton Lectures on Poetry

The Chatterton Lecture is given by an early career scholar, on the life and works of a deceased poet who had written in the English language. The lecture series was established through a bequest from E H W Meyerstein, and named after the poet Thomas Chatterton. It was first delivered in 1955.

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2014  'Curse, bless, me now': Dylan Thomas and Saunders Lewis, by Tudur Hallam

2012  Edward Lear’s lines of flight, Matthew Bevis

2011  Pope’s Ethical Thinking: Passion and Irony in Dialogue, by Christopher Tilmouth

2010  'Where the Night Still Hangs Like a Half-Folded Bat': The Poetry of D.H. Lawrence, by Santanu Das

2009  Donne, By Hand, by Tom Lockwood

2008  Auden Unparadized, by Seamus Perry

2007  'But I, that knew what harbred in that hed': Sir Thomas Wyatt and his Posthumous 'Interpreters', by Cathy Shrank

2006  A. E. Housman's Rejected Addresses, by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

2005  Byron, Conversation and Discord, by Jane Stabler

2004  Robert Graves and The White Goddess, by Fran Brearton

2003  Michael Drayton's Brilliant Career, by Andrew Hadfield

2002  Robert Burns and British Poetry, by Murray G H Pittock

2001  'I see men as trees suffering': The Vision of Keith Douglas, by Tim Kendall

2000  Waiting for God: John Milton's Poems of 1671, by Margaret Kean