Subject

30

Date & time

Wed, 30 Nov 2016
11:00 - 16:00

Venue

UCL Institute of Education, London
20 Bedford Way
London, WC1H 0AL

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About this day

Come and join leading poet Wendy Cope to explore representations of love through time and across a range of genres.

Our inspirational study day will provide comprehensive support for all students tackling this new A-level option of the AQA A specification.  In five outstanding sessions, speakers will enthuse, inform and entertain with a diverse range of talks on poetry, prose and drama. This programme will give students the vital information, insights and confidence to achieve maximum examination success. The day will be chaired by former Chief Examiner Stella Canwell MBE.

Programme & speakers

Wendy Cope OBE Wendy Cope OBE, Poet

Wendy Cope will read from and discuss her work. She will take audience questions.

Wendy Cope OBE

About Wendy Cope OBE

Wendy Cope is a contemporary poet whose work is best known for its humour and parody, often off-set with self-reflection. She has a keen eye for the everyday, mundane aspects of English life.

Love in Shakespeare Nick Hutchison, Actor, Director and Lecturer

Nick Hutchison will explore how Shakespeare presents and stages ideas about love and romance across tragedy and comedy using examples from Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Measure for Measure and The Winter’s Tale.

Nick Hutchison

About Nick Hutchison

Nick Hutchison is an actor, director and lecturer who has directed Shakespeare’s plays across the globe. He lectures for Shakespeare’s Globe, LAMDA, RADA and universities worldwide on Elizabethan and Jacobean Theatre, specialising in theatre performance derived from close textual analysis. As an actor he has worked in film, TV, theatre and radio, including for the Royal Shakespeare Company and in films including About A Boy, Miss Potter, 102 Dalmatians, Fierce Creatures, The Bounty and Restoration.

Reading narratives of love over time Simon Avery, University of Westminster

Simon Avery will consider a range of nineteenth and twentieth-century literary texts in order to explore the complex idea of love in the novel. He will draw on Persuasion, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The Awakening and A Room With A View.

Simon Avery

About Dr Simon Avery

Dr Simon Avery is Reader in nineteenth-century literature and culture at the University of Westminster, where he teaches courses on fiction and poetry from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His most recent publication is an anthology of queer love poetry from Sappho to the present, Hand in Hand With Love (2023). 

 

Choice of genre Jon Rich, A-level examiner and teacher

Jon Rich explores the opportunities offered by the genres of poetry, prose and drama and suggests ways in which students can exploit their knowledge of the three different genres.

Jon Rich

About Jon Rich

Jon Rich taught English for many years. He has been a Senior Examiner for over thirty years and is also a Moderator for NEA and Examiner for Classical Civilisation.

 

An examiner's perspective Jon Rich, A-level examiner and teacher

This lecture addresses how students should read questions, extract the guidance given in them and how best to address the assessment objectives. There are no ‘right’ answers in English Literature but there are ‘right’ ways to address tasks and to support ideas.

Jon Rich

About Jon Rich

Jon Rich taught English for many years. He has been a Senior Examiner for over thirty years and is also a Moderator for NEA and Examiner for Classical Civilisation.