Keepers of the Flame: Celebrating Mick Imlah's archival legacy

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Keepers of the Flame: Celebrating Mick Imlah’s archival legacy

  26 March 2020

   7pm – 9pm 


Exclusive to Friends of the Bodleian members.


Keepers of the Flame: Celebrating Mick Imlah’s archival legacy

In celebration of the Royal Society of Literature’s 200th anniversary, the Friends of the Bodleian are delighted to host this special event with writer and poet Alan Hollinghurst. Hollinghurst leads an illustrated exploration of the archive of Mick Imlah, the Scottish poet and editor, whose archive is held by the Bodleian.

The evening includes a discussion of the future of the preservation of literary papers with Alan Hollinghurst, Hermione Lee and Mark Ford.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception.


This event is sponsored by the TLS.


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.


We regret that this event has been cancelled.

Exclusive to Friends of the Bodleian members and the Royal Society of Literature.

Members should contact the FOB office by phone (01865 277234) or email ( to register for the event.

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