Past Conferences: 2000

Visions of Wessex

The Conference was held at Kingston Maurward College of Agriculture, Dorchester Saturday 19 August – Tuesday 22 August 2000


Saturday 19 August

12.00-4.00 Committee Meeting
4.00 Arrivals and Tea
6.00 Dinner
Bus to Dorset County Museum Lecture by Roger Peers on Maiden Castle, followed by Reception

Sunday 20 August

9.00 Rob Timlin: “Jimmy Plays Hop-Scotch": The Role of Redfern in Wolf Solent
11.00 Greg Bond: Patience unto Eternity: T. F. Powys
2.00 Patrick Couch: A Glastonbury Romance and Absolute Subjectivity: A Phenomenological Consideration
4.00 Ian Hughes: The Collapse of the Philosophical Romance: Male Posturings and Female Subversion in Maiden Castle
7.00 Annual General Meeting

Monday 21 August

9.30 John Williams: The Poetry of Francis Powys: “Fear is the ruler of these paths.”
11.00 Professor Constance Harsh: (Colgate University) John Cowper Powys’s American Lectures during the First World War
2.00 Henning Ahrens : Light and Darkness in Wolf Solent
4.00 A visit to Maiden Castle, followed by supper in Dorchester.

Tuesday 22 August

Breakfast and departure