Literature Cambridge

Literature Cambridge

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Literature courses in Cambridge

Top-quality literature courses taught by Cambridge academics. CAMcard holders: please book at the student price and bring your CAMcard to the event.

Reading A Room of One's Own

Saturday 15 September 2018, 11.00 am-5.00 pm

£80.00 / £70.00 students and CAMcard holders

Come for an intensive day studying Woolf's influential book of 1929. Why was it so powerful at the time, and how does it speak to us now?

Lectures by Cambridge scholars Alison Hennegan, Frances Spalding and Trudi Tate, followed by a seminar in which everyone can participate, ask questions, and do some close reading in the traditional Cambridge manner. Light lunch, tea and  coffee provided.



Understanding King Lear

Saturday 20 October 2018, 2.00-5.30 pm.

£50.00 / £45.00 students and CAMcard holders

Cambridge scholars Adrian Poole and Fred Parker guide us through Shakespeare's great tragedy, King Lear. Whether you know the play well, or are approaching it for the first time, this Study Day will deepen your knowledge and pleasure in this monumental work.



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Remembering the First World War

Saturday 3 November 2018, 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm

£50 / £45 students and CAMcard holders

Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Cambridge CB22 5BP

It is 100 years since the First World War ended. Its bitter legacy was felt long into the twentieth century and beyond. Leading scholars Kate Kennedy and Trudi Tate explore some of the beautiful and disturbing writings of the war. How does that literature speak to us now? We will study the war poetry and music of Ivor Gurney, and civilian writings on the shock and sadness of war.



An Evening with Sophie Hannah

Thursday 24 January 2019, 7.30 pm

£12 / £10 students and CAMcard holders

Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Cambridge CB22 5BP

Join internationally bestselling author Sophie Hannah for a lively discussion of her varied work. Sophie will introduce her most recent Hercule Poirot novel, The Mystery of Three Quarters, and her latest psychological thriller, Did You See Melody? She will also introduce her new self-help book, on the art of holding grudges.

There will be an opportunity to buy books and get them signed, if you wish.



Literature Cambridge summer courses:

Virginia Woolf and Politics, 1-6 July 2018

Women Writers: Emily Bronte to Elizabeth Bowen, 8-13 July 2018

Early bird discount for summer course bookings made by 22 Dec.

After this date, CAMcard holders are entitled to book at the student price, subject to places being available.