From Emily Gow,
I’m writing to invite you all to our first virtual Cumberland Conversation taking place on Thursday, 26 November at 6-7pm. We are delighted that we will be joined by two of the world’s leading Shakespearean scholars, Sir Stanley Wells and Dr Paul Edmondson.
Paul and Stanley reflect on their lives’ work to date, dedicated to the study of Shakespeare. In particular, they discuss their new book All The Sonnets of Shakespeare, which assembles the sonnets in their probable order of composition, giving a fresh sense of what the sonnet form meant to our greatest poet-dramatist.
This Conversation is chaired by our Chief Executive, Canon Dr Edmund Newell, and you are invited to join it from the comfort of your own home, via the internet.
The event takes the format of an informal conversation, with a question-and-answer session afterwards. It is free to attend and everyone is welcome.
Please register online in advance to reserve your place: https://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/whats-on/conversation-sir-stanley-wells-and-dr-paul-edmondson
You do not need a Zoom account to register or join this free Conversation, and once registered you will be able to watch the event live as a non-video participant and take part in the Q&A. We will also be streaming this discussion on our Facebook page and on our website, if you prefer not to register or to watch back later.
I do hope that you are able to join us. Please also share widely with friends, students, social media followers and colleagues. We will be tweeting about this event @CumberlandLodge.
In case you are unfamiliar with us, Cumberland Lodge is educational charity founded in 1947, in the aftermath of World War II, that empowers people, through dialogue and debate, to tackle the causes and effects of social division. We convene multi-sector, interdisciplinary conferences, seminars and panel debates to engage people of all ages, backgrounds and perspectives in candid conversations on societal and ethical issues that affect us all. We actively involve young people in all aspects of our work, to nurture their potential as future leaders and change-makers.