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John Keats in Winchester: A talk by Professor Sir Jonathan Bate

11 Sep 2019

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John Keats spent time in Winchester in 1819; his most productive year as a poet, working on ‘Lamia’, ‘Otho the Great’, and ‘Hyperion’. “The air is worth sixpence a pint” he told a friend. He took regular walks in the water meadows, and wrote his beautiful ode “To Autumn” after walking through the meadows to the Hospital of St Cross.  Sir Jonathan Bate (Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford) is giving a talk entitled, John Keats: his time in Winchester and ‘Ode To Autumn‘.

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7pm – 8pm