Commemorative Poem Initiative
The poems here, chosen and read by members of the University, are grouped around occasions that bring us together and prompt reflection. Some of these occasions are cause for celebration, others, times of sombre commemoration. Poetry has always formed part of how we find words in acute moments, both for ourselves and for each other. We hope that, through our reading of these poems, they can speak to you.
First Day of Spring 2018Stephen Lawrence, 25 Years On
To mark Stephen Lawrence, 25 Years On, Matt Jacobs reads 'Stephen Lawrence Isn't On The National Curriculum' by Josephine Corcoran. Read more.
First Day of Spring 2018
As Winter turns to Spring, John Lee reads 'A Shropshire Lad 2: Loveliest of trees, the cherry now' by A. E. Housman. Read more.