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Our Annual Weekend Conference will take place in Hastings, East Sussex, from 19 – 22 May. We will be based at the Royal Victoria Hotel on the seafront, where the young Princess Victoria stayed (her signature is in the Visitors’ Book) and will visit the cliffs where Arthur Hallam roamed, as well as Battle Abbey, where Tennyson researched his play Harold about the Battle of Hastings. As well as the usual series of talks, there will be the option of visits to Rudyard Kipling’s home, Batemans, and Virginia Woolf’s home, Monk’s House.

For further details, please email the Excursions Secretary, Lynne Carroll,

Deadline: 28 February 2023

TENNYSON TALKS on Zoom                October 2022  –  March 2023

Thursday evenings                               7.30pm London time.

OCTOBER 6                 Linda K. Hughes

‘The Elegies of Tennyson and Michael Field: Reclaiming and Transcending Loved Remains’.                                        

NOVEMBER  3              Erik Gray                                                 

‘Tennyson and Sappho Revisited’

DECEMBER  1              Michelle Geric  

‘”Wander[er] on a darkened earth”: Tennyson’s Geological Mind.’                                        

JANUARY  5                 John Holmes

‘”Setting out for Timbuctoo”: Distant Lands and Lost Knowledge in Tennyson’s Poetry.’

FEBRUARY 2                  Anna Barton

‘Tennyson and Mary Elizabeth Coleridge’

MARCH  2                       Seamus Perry

                                       ‘Global Tennyson’  

Admission to the Talks will be free. Joining details will be sent out a few days before each talk. If you are not a member of the Tennyson Society, please email me at the address below to be added to our mailing list.

NB Clocks in Britain go back an hour on 30 October, so the second and all subsequent lectures will be at 7.30pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Valerie Purton