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30 March 2019: Celebrating
the 50th Anniversary of The Powys Society

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The 50th anniversary of the Powys Society
Saturday 30 March 2019
The New Combination Room, Corpus Christi College


Timothy Hyman (Hon. Chairman) Welcome and Introduction

Chris Thomas (Hon. Secretary)
Anniversary tributes and highlights of 50 years of the Powys Society
  10:20   David Goodway (Vice-Chairman) —
The foundation and early days of the Powys Society

Charles Lock (Editor of The Powys Journal)
In Honour of Glen Cavaliero, President of the Powys Society


Tea/Coffee break

John HodgsonJohn Cowper Powys’s Autobiography: a sequence of readings and open discussion, led by John Hodgson.
Guests are invited to read, in advance of the meeting, Chapter 5, Cambridge

Lucy Hughes (Archivist, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge) —        
The Powys Archive at Corpus Christi College

Chairman — Acknowledgements and concluding comments

Close2 course lunch selected in the servery of the cafeteria and taken to the historic setting of the College Dining Hall.  

— Afternoon free to explore places in Cambridge associated with the Powyses —  

Guided walk and readings in situ
Visit to the Old Court, Corpus Christi College, the Chapel of Sidney Sussex College (designed by JCP’s contemporary at Corpus Christi, and his brother in law, T H Lyon), Little St. Mary’s Church (to see the Lady Chapel also designed by T H Lyon), and the ancient boundary wall of Peterhouse College, in Coe Fen, where JCP experienced “The greatest event in my life at Cambridge”, and where he made a decision to become a novelist.