Sassoon’s juvenilia: a date for your diary

By , October 15, 2010 9:49 am
Sonnets and verses

The title-page of Sassoon's early publication Sonnets and Verses.

As part of the University’s Festival of Ideas, Alison Hennegan (Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Trinity Hall) will be giving a talk in the Library on Thursday 21 October titled ‘A War Poet in the Making?: Siegfried Sassoon’s Pre-War Writings’.

Sassoon had already published ten books before the Great War began. The talk will explore continuities between his youthful writings and the war poems for which he remains best known.

The event will take place in the Morison Room in the University Library’s West Road building. There will be a special display of Sassoon’s early publications on view from 17.00 onwards, and the talk will begin at  17.30, lasting around an hour. Admission is free, but pre-booking is essential: online at, or call the Festival of Ideas team on 01223 766766.

Adrian Barlow will be giving a talk on Sassoon to the Friends of the Library on 9 November — more about that later.

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