Harry Moseley: “…meteor of a summer night…”
The following original poems were created in response to the special exhibition ‘Dear Harry…Henry Moseley: A Scientist Lost to War‘ and were performed by the authors at a public event held at the Museum to mark National Poetry Day 2015. The poems resulted from a collaboration between members of Oxford Stanza Two and local sixth form students who took part in a poetry workshop at the Museum. You can read one student’s thoughts on the workshop here. Students from The Langley Academy who attended the workshop also took part in the performance on National Poetry Day. While a first for all involved, the evening was a wonderful success, and moving and enjoyable for all involved.
The Museum would like to thank Lucinda Jarrett who proposed and helped facilitate the project, Bill Jenkinson and the members of Oxford Stanza 2, and The Langley Academy students and their teacher Liz Croft. We are delighted to publish the poems here in the order they were read on the evening. To read the individual poems simply click on the poem’s title.
Revolutionary – Ravi Sharda
Do Not Mourn – Andrew Dixon
From Somewhere – Bill Jenkinson
Three in the morning – Meg Barton
Atomic Numbers – Bill Jenkinson
Beauty, elegance and other abstractions – Jenny Hammond
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