Date & time

Tue, 12 Nov 2024
10:45 - 15:45


Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

Ticket price

£25.50 + VAT @20%* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

About this day

For A-level students of the AQA A specification

This inspirational and highly enjoyable study day will provide comprehensive support for students preparing for the AQA A A-Level option ‘Love through the ages’. During the day, a series of outstanding speakers will enthuse, inform and entertain with a diverse and relevant range of talks on poetry, prose and drama. The day will end with an unmissable presentation by award-winning poet Owen Sheers, who will read from and discuss his poetry before taking questions from the audience. The programme will give students the vital information, expert insights and new-found confidence to achieve maximum examination success this year.

Watch this space for further speaker announcements!

Programme & speakers

Poetry reading with Owen Sheers Owen Sheers, Poet, Author and Playwright

Award-winning Welsh poet, author and playwright Owen Sheers will introduce and read selected works from his collections of poetry. He will discuss the meaning and inspiration behind the words and answer questions from the audience.

Owen Sheers

About Owen Sheers

Owen Sheers is a poet, author and scriptwriter, whose many awards include Somerset Maugham for Skirrid Hill and Blue Book, and Welsh Book of the Year for The Dust Diaries and Pink Mist.

Love in Shakespeare Emma Smith, University of Oxford

Professor Emma Smith explores how Shakespeare presents and stages ideas about love and romance across tragedy and comedy using examples from selected texts There will be an opportunity for questions. (Image credit: Othello’s Lamentation/William Salter/Folger Shakespeare Library/CC-BY-SA-4.0)


Emma Smith

About Professor Emma Smith

Professor Emma Smith is Lecturer in English at the University of Oxford, Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Fellow of Hertford College. Her research focuses on Shakespeare and early modern drama.