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17/06/2013

A wonderful day thanks to the organisers and delegates at the recent Poetry and the Dictionary symposium and roundtable discussion, held at St. Peter’s College, Oxford. The zeal and zealotry for words and the process of ‘ their shape and lustre […] given by the attrition of ages’ was exhibited in full force.

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Great papers by Prof. Charlotte Brewer, Matthew Sperling, David Antoine Williams (he of the slaveringly philologiwonderful blog), Peter Gilliver, George Potts, Mia Cuthbertson, postgraduate from my former college Vidyan Ravinthiran, Giles Goodland and fellow Royal Hollowayfarers Kate Potts and Amy Cutler for their enthusiasm and insight. My head was peeled back and filled with better things.

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