'Gold from the Stone.' An evening with Canterbury's Poet Laureate, Lemn Sissay MBE

Student Success Inspirational Speaker Event

The award winning University of Kent Student Success Project is delighted to host the International poet/writer, Poet Laureate of Canterbury and Chancellor of the University of Manchester, Lemn Sissay MBE as part of our Inspirational Speaker Series.

Lemn Sissay MBE is the author of several books of poetry alongside articles, records, public art, and plays.

His life story is nothing short of incredible. Google “Lemn Sissay” and all the returning hits will be about him. There is only one Lemn Sissay in the world. 

This is definitely an event not to be missed.

Come and hear Lemn's fascinating story, how he created 'Gold from the Stone'.

Come and join us for networking and free nibbles following the event. Come and meet Lemn.


Event website


Gulbenkian Cafe


Open to All University of Kent staff and students

£ Cost



Elizabeth Buswell
01227 816513