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25th January 2009

Oxford Poetry Society: new Professor and poetry reading

Old Members with an interest in poetry may like to know that poet Ruth Padel, a nominee for the post of Professor of Poetry, will be reading from her new book “Darwin: a Life in Poems” at St Edmund Hall at 8pm on 26th February. If you are a member of Oxford Poetry Society, admission is free, but non-members are also very welcome (tickets £3 on the door). The reading will be preceded by a wine reception at 7.15, and followed by wine and book signing at 9pm.

The new Professor will elected by Convocation, whose membership rules have recently changed to admit all the former student members of the University who have been admitted to a degree (other than an honorary degree) of the University. The consequence of this is that any Oxford MA, BA, D.Phil. etc can nominate and vote for this post, including all current graduate students who have BAs from Oxford. Full details of the voting procedure can be found on the University website.

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