Tuesday 29th AugustThe Armitt Museum, Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9BL The poet Norman Nicholson was born, raised, and died in the
Tuesday 29th August
The Armitt Museum, Rydal Road, Ambleside, LA22 9BL
The poet Norman Nicholson was born, raised, and died in the same house in Millom, in South Cumbria. His county landscape, given that he lived on the Cumbrian coast, looked out over iron ore mines and other forms of heavy industry, including the Sellafield nuclear power station (then known as Windscale). He writes of slagheaps and dust, the Duddon Estuary, and the Irish Sea; an industrial, then post-industrial, landscape. Explore the way Nicholson connects to the landscape through both his poetry and prose.
About the speaker
Laura has grown up in Eastern Cumbria, on a hill-sheep farm, which has influenced her academic focus, particularly at PhD level. Laura’s PhD looked at the 20th-century poetry of Norman Nicholson (Cumbria), and how it helps us to reflect on the climate crisis of the 21st century. She completed her PhD at Durham and is awaiting the viva in late April 2023. Previously, Laura studied for her MA at Durham and her BA at Cambridge.
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