UK Hopkins Society: Sat 31st August - HAPPIEST DAYS - A joint meeting with the Betjeman Society at Highgate School, London; site of attendance as schoolboys by both poets; Betjeman attending the junior school and Hopkins the senior - both boys fell foul of their Highgate headmasters and a re-enactment will be staged of their most fearsome encounters. But was there little positive in their schooldays? We shall make our own assessment. The school archivist will show us where they did their learning and how the school remembers them today. We shall hear what they wrote while at school and what they said about it. We shall also hear JB's most Hopkinesque poem and Hopkins most Betjamanesque!! (and there is a competition for you to take part in identifying those!) The day will include a tour of the school and the impact of the schools on their poetry …. . Both were summer babies, and the day will finish with a shared celebratory cake. To apply please see the attached documents below …. HURRY - BOOKING CLOSES ON JULY 31 …..
UK Hopkins Society: Hosting the Association of Literary Societies AGM 2021 - on a Saturday: 15 May or 22 May. The Betjeman Society and the Hopkins Society are joint hosts. Further details to be announced ….