Rutland

Poetry Appreciation

GROUP LEADER: For any further information, please contact: Charles Lawrence via the Ru3a message page

VACANCIES: 2

VENUE: Members’ homes

DATE AND FREQUENCY: The Poetry Appreciation group meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month (apart from August) at 2pm

DESCRIPTION: The Poetry Group has been established for some years and meets monthly (apart from August) in members' homes to read, discuss and enjoy poetry in a friendly and informal atmosphere.

Our calendar of Events Past, Present and Future is detailed below:

Previous subjects covered

DateTopic Led By
18 January 2017Eat, drink and be Merry Joy Clough
15 February 2017C21st PoetryRowena Langtry
15 March 2017Larking & Kingsley AmisRichard Hayless
19 April 2017Poetry of the SensesMarlene Branagh
17 May 2017T S Eliot Prize Winners Unled
21 June 2017Excursion - Aynscoughfee Hall, Spalding
19 July 2017Poetry of the YouthAnneM/Keren Edwards
20 September 2017Seasons' Songs CPL
18 October 2017John ClareAnn Ward
15 November 2017Desert Island PoemsUnled
13 December 2017Xmas Poetry |Unled
16 January 2018| The Hull Poets Marlene Branagh
21 February 2018 Love Poetry Ann Ward
21 March 2018 Romantic Poetry Charles Lawrence
18 April 2018 Britain in Verse Anne Mayo
16 May 2018 Poems that Touch the Heart Richard Haylett
20 June 2018 Ecclesiastical Poetry Excursion to Launde Abbey
18 July 2018 Celestial Bodies Rowena Langtry
17 October 2018 Birds and Beasts Pauline Collett
21 November 2018 100 years on: Surviving WWI Poets Ruth Thomas-Twinn
12 December 2018 Christmas Poetry Unled
16 January 2019 T S Eliot Charles Lawrence
20 February 2019 Flower Poetry Marlene Poetry
20 March 2019 Heaney, Hughes, and Plath Richard Haylett
17 April 2019 To Be Announced
15 June 2019 Memory and Dreams Gill Penny
19 June 2019 Excursion
18 September 2019 Laureates Heaney and Hughes Richard Haylett
16 October 2019 Animal Poetry Charles Lawrence
20 November 2019 Pre-1500 Poetry Rowena Langtry
11 December 2019 Xmas PoetryUnled
15 January 2020Elizabeth BishopGill Penney
19 February 2020tba
18 March 2020 tba
15 April 2020 tba
20 May 2020 tba

Possible future topics

Early PoetryPre-Chaucer Pre-1340
Mediaeval 1340-1558
Elizabethan 1558-1603
Metaphysicals c17th
Augustan 1700-1720
Georgian 1720-1800
Romantic 1798-1824
Victorian 1840-1901
'Georgian Poetry' 1910-1930
Mid c20th 1930-1960's
Late c20th 1970-2000
Australian Poetry
Eastern Poetry
War Poetry 1914-18
Post WW2 Poets
then repeat topics from 2005 - present!

Rutland U3A Poetry Group: September 2021
Meetings Past, Present and Future

Date
Led by
Note
Prior to May 2005
All the group reading their own chosen poems
2-3 poems each, on a mutually chosen topic
May 2005
Charles Lawrence
Members’ favourite poetry
June 2005
Leigh Lattimore
Poetry 1940-2000
Sept 2005
Norman Page
Poetry 1860-1928
Nov 2005
Margaret Grantham
Poetry 1850-1900
Jan 2006
Ann Ward
More of the same
Feb 2006
Jean Lattimore
1798-1824
March 2006
Ann Ward
Matilda
April 2006
Charles Lawrence
Easter Offerings
May 2006
Leigh Lattimore
Metaphysicals
June 2006
Joan Wallace
Summer poems
September 2006
Lilian Hindle
Favourite poems
25 October 2006
Norman Page
Autumn poems
6 December 2006
Charles Lawrence
Christmas Poems
10 January 2007
Maureen Tingle
Women’s Poetry
21 February
Ann Ward
Rural Poems
28 March
Mary Cramp
Welsh Poetry
2 May 2007
Aline Egan
Spring poems
30 May 2007
Sheila Poulter
Living poems
27 June 2007
Charles Lawrence
Members’ choices
5 Sept 2007
Ann Ward
Irish Poetry
10 October
Maureen Tingle
Victorian Poetry
14 November 2007
Michael Fleming
Marine poetry
12 December 2007
The Group
Xmas poems
16 January 2008
Mary Hudson
C17 Poetry
20 February 2008
Joan Wallis
Members’choices
26 March 2008
Maureen Tingle
Members’choices
30 April 2008
Ann Ward
Poetry to 1790
4 June 2008
Ann Ward
Poetry 1790-2008
9 July 2008
Charles Lawrence
C20th poetry
24 September 2008
Dorothy Watson
Pastoral Poems
22 October 2008
The Romantics
Poetry 1760-1820
19 November 2008
Pauline Collett
Musical poems
10 December 2008
12 St Albans Close
Xmas Poems
14 January 2009
Mary Cramp
Winter Poems
18 February 2009
Maureen Tingle
Favourite Poems
25 March 2009
Richard Haylett
Kipling
29 April 2009
Charles Lawrence
Sonnets
3 June 2009
Ann Ward
Four Quartets
8 July 2009
Brenda Arundel
Eliot’s poetry
3 September 2009
R.Thomas-Twinn
Garden poetry
7 October 2009
Stephanie Mitchell
Autumn poems
11 |November 2009
Richard Haylett
War poems
16 December 2009
Members’ choices

20 January 2010
Charles Lawrence
American poems
18 February 2010
John Betjeman
Cathedral visit
31 March 2010
Women Poets
Poems by women
5 May 2010
Ann Ward
Animal poems
9 June 2010
Pauline Collett
Night poems
14 July 2010
Richard Haylett
School poems
8 September 2010
R. Thomas-Twinn
Members’ choices
13 October 2010
Maureen Tingle
Members’ choices
17 November 2010
Richard Haylett
Members’ choices
15 December 2010
Members’ choices
Members’ choices
19 January 2011
Brenda Light
Keats poems
23 February 2011
Members’ choices

30 March 2011
Anna Wilson
Irish poetry
4 May 2011
John Clare’s
Cottage/ Church
8 June 2011
Charles Lawrence
Metaphysicals
13 July 2011
Maureen Tingle

7 September 2011
R. Thomas-Twinn

12 October
Richard Haylett
Women’s poetry
16 November 2011
Pauline Collett

7 December 2011
Members’ choices
Members’ choices
11 January 2012
Philip Pike
3 Partridge Way
15 February 2012
Ann Ward
Dorothy Watson’s
21 March 2012
Anna Wilson

25 April 2012
Norman Page

30 May 2012
Eastwood and
Newstead Abbey
4 July 2012
Charles Lawrence
Poems 1900-1950
12 September 2012
Richard Haylett

17 October 2012
Charles Lawrence
Dorset Poets: Hardy and Barnes
21 November 2012
Ruth T-Twinn
Welsh Poetry
12 December 2012
Members’ choices
Members’ choices
16 January 2013
Pauline Collett

20 February 2013
Richard Haylett

27 March 2013
Ann Ward
Larkin or his comtemporaries
1 May 2013 1430
T S Eliot in the Chapel
Excursion
5 June 2013
No Leader

10 July 2013
Richard Haylett
More recordings
4 September 2013
Gill Penny
Commonwealth poems
8 October 2013
Marlene Branagh
ditto
13 November 2013
No Leader
ditto
11 December 2013
No Leader
ditto
22 January 2014
Richard Haylett

19 February 2014
Charles Lawrence

19 March 2014
Gill Penny

16 April 2014
Pauline Collett

21 May
Marlene Branagh

18 June 2014
Barnsdale Studio
Poems of Nature
16 July 2014
Marlene Branagh

17 September
Rowena Langtry
Oriental poetry
15 October
Members’ choices

19 November 2014
Charles Lawrence
Romantic poems
10 December 2014
Members’ choices

21 January 2015
Richard Haylett
Pylon Poets
18 February 2015
Marlene Branagh
Love Poems
18 March 2015
Pauline Collett
Spring Poems
26 April 2015
Stamford Theatre
4 Saxon Court
20 May 2015
Gill Penny/Ann Mayo
Late C19th poems
17 June 2015
Unled
57 Redland Rd
22 July 2015
Rowena Langtry
Empingham
16 Sept 2015
Norman Page
12 St Albans
14 October 2015
Rowena Langtry
57 Redland Rd
18 November 2015
Richard Haylett
Marine Poems
9 December 2015
Unled
Taylor House
20 January 2016
Unled
7 Horn Close
17 February 2016
CPL
5 Forth Close
17 March 2016
Rowena Langtry
57 Redland Rd
20 April 2016
Unled
57 Redland Rd
18 May 2016
Unled
5 Hanbury Close
15 June 2016
Charles Lawrence
7 Horn Close
20 July 2016
Anne Mayo/Gill Penny
John Clare Poetry
21 September 2016
Gill Penny
7 Horn Close
19 October 2016
Marlene Branagh
8 Whitwell Rd
16 November 2016
Unled
57 Redland Rd
14 December 2016
Anne Mayo
Taylor House
18 January 2017:
Joy Clough
5 Forth Close
15 February 2017
Rowena Langtry
7 Horn Close
15 March 2017
Richard Haylett
8 Church Lane
19 April 2017
Marlene Branagh
8 Whitwell Road
17 May 2017
Unled
Taylor House,
21 June 2017
Aynscoughfee Hall
Spalding
19 July 2017
Anne M/Keren Edwards
Taylor House
20 September 2017
CPL
Seasonal verse
18 October 2017
Ann Ward
Pastoral Poetry
15 November 2017
Unled
- - -
13 December 2017
Unled

17 January 2018
Marlene Branagh

  • Stevie Smith; Larkin; Marvell

21 February 2018
Ann Ward

21 March 2018
Charles Lawrence
The Romantic Poets 1790-1830
18 April 2018
Anne Mayo

16 May 2018
Richard Haylett
‘Poems that make grown men cry’ etc.
20 June 2018
Launde Abbey
Ecclesiastical Poetry
18 July 2018
Rowena Langtry
57 Redland Road
19 September 2018
Marlene Branagh

17 October 2018
Pauline Collett

21 November 2018
Richard Haylett
WW1 Centenary
12 December 2018
Unled, Xmas Poetry

16 January 2019
Charles Lawrence
1st Half C20th Poems
20 February 2019
Marlene Branagh

20 March 2019
Richard Haylett

17 April 2019
Unled: Spring Poetry

15 May 2019
Gill Penny

19 June 2019
Launde Abbey
Ecclesiastical Poetry
17 July 2019
Rowena Langtry
Celestial Bodies
18 September 2019
Richard Haylett
Greetham
16 October 2019
Charles Lawrence
12 St Albans Close, Oakham
20 November 2019
Rowena Langtry
57 Redfland Rd., Oakham
11 December 2019
Unled
St John and St Ann, Westgate
15 January 2020
Gill Penney

19 February 2020
Charles Lawrence
Poems of the Countryside
18 March 2020
Rowena Langtry
The World of Work
15 April 2020
Virtual session
Pauline Collett
Covid-19
Comic & Humorous Verse: Unled
20 May 2020
Flowers:
Virtual session due to Covid-19
17 June 2020
Virtual ‘Excursion’:
Rutland Water & Countryside
15 July 2020
Virtual session
Richard Haylett Memorial Session
Poetry to a Formula
Richard died 5 July 2020
16 September 2020
Autumn Poetry
Unled Zoom
21 October 2020
Lemn Sissay
Marlene Branagh Zoom
18 November 2020
Gray and Kipling
CPL Zoom
9 December 2020
Christmas Poetry

20 January 2021
Virtual Session
Poetry of Time
Anne Mayo and Gill Penny Zoom
17 February 2021
Heaney and Larkin
Rowena Langtry on Zoom
17 March 2021
Rural Verse
CPL on Zoom
21 April 2021
Hope and Resilience
Keren Edwards on Zoom
19 May 2021
Music and Poetry
Gill Penny and Anne Mayo on Zoom
23 June 2021
Face to Face again!
Garden Poetry Unled
CPL’s Garden: only 3 present!
21 July 2021
Far Horizons
Rowena Langtry at 57 Redland Road in a garden gazebo
15 September 2021
Dymock Poets
Marlene Branagh and Pauline Collett: Empingham
20 October 2021
Lunar Poetry/Night
Gill Penny and Anne Mayo
17 November 2021
Irish Poetry
Rowena Langtry: 57 Redland Rd
15 December 2021
Xmas Poetry
Unled: St John and St Anne
19 January 2022
Winter Poetry
Unled: 4 present
16 February 2022
Recently Discovered Poetry: Unled
Gill Penny
16 March 2022
Two Dorset Poets
CPL
20 April 2022
Inanimate Objects
Ruth Nason
18 May 2022
London Poetry
Marlene Branagh
15 June 2022
?Granchester

20 July 2022

21 September 2022

19 October 2022

16 November 2022

14 December 2022

Pre-Chaucer
Pre -1340

1340-1558

?
1558-1603

?
C17th

?
1700-1720

?
1720-1800

?
1798-1824

?
1840-1901

?
1910-1930

?
1930-1960’s

?
1970-2000

War Poetry
1914-18

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