A Birkenhead Boy in Bordeaux: Wilfred Owen a Century AgoTuesday 13 May 2014
Dr Guy Cuthbertson, member of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre and co-ordinator of the Centre's First World War research group, will be giving a lecture at the Maritime Museum about the war poet, Wilfred Owen.
Wilfred Owen is the quintessential war poet. He grew up in Oswestry, Birkenhead and Shrewsbury but in 1914 he was living in France. This talk will look at Wilfred Owen's life in Bordeaux a hundred years ago, before looking at the arrival of the war in the summer of 1914 and Owen's decision to enlist in 1915. The talk will consider his responses to the war and his reasons for choosing to fight. This lecture will be followed by a short poetry reading.