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Readings by Magdalen Poets

24th October 2011

On Saturday 22 October 2011 the College celebrated the work of Magdalen poets. This included readings of their own poems by:

Kate Bingham (1989)

John Fuller (Emeritus Fellow and Fellow of Magdalen 1966–2002)

Jane Griffiths (1988)

Seamus Heaney (Honorary Fellow and Fellow of Magdalen 1989–1994)

Iggy McGovern (Visiting Fellow 1988)

Andrew McNeillie (1970)

Bernard O’Donoghue (Lecturer at Magdalen 1971–1995), who also read

a poem by Richard Murphy (1945)

Elise Paschen (1982)

Arina Patrikova (2001)

Robert Saxton (1971)

Jon Stallworthy (1955)

Nicholas Swingler (1962)

A recording of a poem read by the late Mick Imlah (1976) was presented. Readings of Magdalen poets from the past were also made by undergraduate students Ashleigh Wheeler and Sam Plumb. The afternoon was chaired by Tutorial Fellow in English Robert Douglas-Fairhurst.