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SUN 15
OCTOBER
THE ROBERT GRAVES
SOCIETY LECTURE
Professor Paul O’Prey CBE,
Vice Chancellor University of
Roehampton
Wimbledon BookFest is delighted
to welcome back Paul O’Prey, who will
be delivering the Third Annual Robert
Graves Society Lecture. At the outbreak
of the First World War in August 1914,
Wimbledon-born Graves enlisted almost
immediately, taking a commission in
the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He was one of
the first to write realistic poems about
the experience of frontline conflict.
Paul O’Prey CBE is
Vice-Chancellor of
the University of
Roehampton. He is
former President of the
War Poets Association
.
Supported by the
Robert Graves Society.
BAILLIE GIFFORD BIG TENT
Sunday 15 October
2.45pm, £15
The winning poems in
the
2017 Robert Graves
Poetry Prize
, a collaboration
with Roehampton Poetry
Centre, will be announced
after this event.
GAZA: DONALD
MACINTYRE
In conversation with Ilan Pappé
Donald Macintyre’s honest and
revealing portrait of Gaza encompasses
the tragedy, but also the hope. Donald
Macintryre was
The Independent
’s
Jerusalem bureau chief for eight years
between 2004 and 2012. Through the
stories of its people and policy makers,
Macintyre shows us why
Gaza has the creativity
and resilience to play a
positive leading role in
the Middle East.
Ilan Pappé is an Israeli
historian and author of
Ten Myths About Israel
.
WILLIAMMORRIS TENT
Sunday 15 October
1.45pm, £12.50
Sponsored by
Paul O’Prey
SPECIAL
EVENT
Robert Graves
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