Past Conferences: 1999

The Conference was held at Kingston Maurward College of Agriculture, Dorchester Saturday August 21 - Tuesday August 24 1999


Saturday 21 August

Afternoon: arrival.
6.00 Dinner
7.00 Coach departs for Dorset County Museum
7.30 Peter Tolhurst - Wessex Landscapes and Literature
The lecture will be followed by a Reception at the Dorset County Museum, and the launch of Peter Tolhurst’s new book on Wessex, and the Powys Society Audio Tape. Copies of both will be on sale.

Sunday 22 August

9.15 Chris Gostick: Lord Jim and Lady Tim - James Hanley and the Powys Circle
10.30 Coffee
11.00 Joe Boulter: “Crooked Counselling” : Why JCP writes as he does
12.30 Lunch
2.00 Patricia Dawson, John Sansom and Judith Stinton: The Difficulties of Finding Readers - A Symposium chaired by Glen Cavaliero
3.15 Tea
4.00 The Annual General Meeting of The Powys Society
6.30 Dinner
8.00 Whispers of the White Death. A Play for Voices devised by Peter J Foss from the Clavadel Diaries of Llewelyn Powys

Monday 23 August

9.15 Richard Perceval Graves: John Cowper Powys and Merlin
10.30 Coffee
11.00 Glen Cavaliero: An Interpretation of Theodore Powys
12.30 Lunch
2.00 Departure for Visit to Montacute with Eve and John Batten
This will include visits to various places associated with the Powys Family, including Ham Hill, East Stoke and Pit Pond, together with supper in Montacute. Returning to Kingston Maurward in time for a late evening drink.

Tuesday 24 August

Breakfast followed by departure.