Spring/Summer days 2017:
Gladstone's Library, Hawarden, Clwyd, North Wales.
June 17-18 Gladstone's Library is a research and conference centre within reach of St Beuno's and Holywell, where Hopkins trained in the 1870s, and which we shall visit. Our speakers will be a panel of top Hopkins scholars, including Kelsey Thornton, Lesley Higgins and Noel Barber.
Autumn Day 2017
Sat Sept 16, 10am – 4pm ‘Hopkins and Stratford’
The Hopkins Room, Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, Stratford, London E15 1EL
Hopkins was born in Stratford (Essex, not upon Avon!) in 1844. In addition to our AGM, we shall visit the sites of his childhood home and church, and hear about the members of his family. By a strange coincidence the nuns drowned in the German ship ‘Deutschland’, about whom he wrote in his most famous poem, were brought to rest in Stratford and are buried in neighbouring Leytonstone; we shall visit their graves. Stratford commemorates him with the Hopkins Room in the Library, where we shall meet.
Further details to follow.