Professor Fiona Stafford, FBA, FRSE
Professor of English Language and Literature, Fellow of Somerville College, University of Oxford
The Arthur and Jean Humphreys Lecture
Fiona Stafford is professor of English Language and Literature and a Tutorial Fellow at Somerville College, Oxford. More information about Professor Stafford is to be found here: https://www.english.ox.ac.uk/people/professor-fiona-stafford
Summary of talk: Trees are a perennial source of inspiration for poets, artists and storytellers. The lecture will range through some of the trees that feature in poems and paintings, exploring their roots in the lived experience of their creators.
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