December 4, 2021
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Carlow College hosts public lecture series with focus on Leaving Cert English

Carlow College, St. Patrick’s have announced the first of its annual Public Lecture series for 2021/22 with two lectures this month focusing on prescribed material in Leaving Certificate English.

And in a first for the College, the Public Lectures will be available for livestreaming and limited in-person attendance, in adherence with current Covid restrictions.

The first lecture Sing whatever is well made: A close look at Yeats, Rich, and Bishop wil be given by English lecturer and published poet, Dr Derek Coyle next Monday, November 15.

This will be followed next Monday by a readying of the poetry of Emily Dickinson and the Unseen Poem which will be given by Dr Simon Workman, English Lecturer and Programme Director for the B.A. (Hons) in English & History at Carlow College, St. Patrick’s.

Dr Thomas McGrath, Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Registrar for Carlow College said: “The first of our public lecture series this year have been specifically design to focus on Leaving Cert poetry to support students with their preparation for English examinations.

“We are very excited to be able to livestream these lectures, in a College first, to allow English teachers and Leaving Cert students to virtually attend the lecture and hear an alternative voice on the work of W.B. Yeats, Adrienne Rich, Elizabeth Bishop and Emily Dickinson,” Dr McGrath added.

The lectures will be held from 1.45pm – 3.00pm on Monday, November 15 and Monday, November 29 and will be free to attend.

Limited in-person attendance will be available. Booking is essential for both in-person attendance and livestreaming through Eventbrite via carlowcollege.ie/public-lecture-series. Attendance in-person is only permitted with a valid Covid-19 certificate.


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