Worldfest 2017 to include T.S.Eliot lecture

Members of the public are invited to hear a lecture by one of the country’s leading experts on T.S.Eliot at the University on 15 March.

Professor Marina Warner, of Birckbeck, University of London, will discuss the work of the poet in the context of stories about migration.

Professor Warner was one of the speakers at the Being Detained Indefinitely: A Day of Thought, Performance and Action event, held at the University in July 2016.

Entitled “What place is this, what land, what quarter of the globe?”:The Compass of Story in Dislocated Times, the T.S.Eliot Memorial Lecture 2017 is free and open to all. It takes place from 18.30-19.45 in the Grimond Building at the University’s Canterbury campus.

The event has been organised as part of the University’s Worldfest 2017 celebration of international cultures.

The week-long festival, from 13-18 March, will see a range events taking place at Kent’s Canterbury and Medway campuses.

At the Canterbury campus these include a Bollywood cinema screening, which is open to the public, and an international food fayre. At Medway, the University’s School of Music and Fine Art at the Historic Dockyard, Chatham will be showcasing student creativity.