TS Eliot Conference

A goodly number of people attended the weekend of conferences on T S Eliot from 1st to 3rd given by Dr David White at Regina Martyrum House who travelled over from the United States of America especially to do so.

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The conferences provoked plenty of discussion

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On the Saturday of the conference, Dr White lead us to the shelter on Margate beach where part of ‘The Wasteland’ was written by Eliot during a stay there. Whilst there Dr White recited the whole of ‘The Wasteland’ for us in the very same shelter.

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Some of the hardy participants next to Margate beach

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One of the participants summed up the whole weekend – Dr White’s conferences have brought Eliot to life for me and also somehow given me permission to appreciate ‘the edifying secular’ again. It’s easy to become narrow-minded as the world grows cold – but great art has so much to teach us at precisely this time.”

 

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