The Battle of the Somme 100th Anniversary


July 2016 marks the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and events and exhibitions are taking place across the world. Imperial War Museums (IWM) and members of the First World War Centenary Partnership are working together to show the UNESCO listed film The Battle of the Somme, to audiences across the world. ¬†Shot and  Continue Reading »

Added: May 6, 2016

What is important about First World War poetry?

Jon Stallworthy

In this video Jon Stallworthy looks at what was significant about the First World War in marking such a major shift  in war poetry. From Julian Grenfell to Wilfred Owen, he maps the change in attitudes to the horrors they witnessed.

Added: April 8, 2015

This day in the First World War


We’re trying to post something about what was happening every day to the poets and writers of the First World War. You can follow what is happening by following us on Twitter or liking us on Facebook. Or you can see the latest tweets on this page. Here’s what we’ve noticed recently: 18 August 1915  Continue Reading »

Added: May 13, 2014

British Poetry of the First World War

Wadham College, Oxford

Wadham College, Oxford, 5-7 September 2014 This international conference has been convened by the English Association to enable all those with a serious academic or non-specialist interest in war poetry to come together at the start of the Great War Centenary to listen to leading speakers and to exchange views about this body of literature,  Continue Reading »

Added: April 1, 2014

Discover the poets


1 April 1915: Edward Thomas writes ‘Wind and Mist’ 1 April 1918: death of Isaac Rosenberg 30 March 1917: Edward Thomas writes to Eleanor Farjeon: Subalterns are told nothing but I happen to know what is intended, only not what difference this rain may make. 29 March 1917: Ivor Gurney writes to Marion Scott: It  Continue Reading »

Added: March 16, 2014

Literary event 2014


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Added: March 16, 2014