The Literature Table is an interest group designed for anyone with an interest in literature – especially, but not exclusively, those whose degrees were in this subject. It is intended not as a rigorously academic exercise, but as an opportunity for people who take pleasure in it to renew an interest in reading.
We meet four times a year over dinner in the King Edward VII Room to make conversation on a topic informally introduced by a visiting speaker. In 2019 we discussed Geoffrey Chaucer, Virginia Woolf, Anthony Trollope and Sir Walter Scott, and we are only now trying to salvage some of what we were unable to enjoy in 2020, with two meetings during the remainder of this year.
Tuesday 21 September 2021 – Speaker: Professor Ruth Livesey – Subject: George Eliot
Tuesday 16 November 2021 – Speaker: Dr Daniel Starza Smith – Subject: John Donne