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Hopkins Celebrated

In 2014 the University of Roehampton proudly launched “Hopkins Celebrated” – a series of events to honour the Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins. Hopkins spent his novitiate as a Jesuit priest at Manresa House, now the home of Whitelands College, and later returned for a while to teach. 

Posted: 5 February 2014

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Noted scholar and former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams will deliver the University of Roehampton’s second Hopkins Lecture‘Sense and Sensuality in the poems of Hopkins and Dylan Thomas’.

“In Dylan Thomas’s centenary year, it seems appropriate to think about the areas in which he learned from Hopkins, about the dramatically different senses in which both were ‘poets of faith’, and about the various ways in which both use a highly charged imagery of the senses to carry spiritual insight”.

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