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Robert Burns

Robert Burns

b. 1759 d. 1796

Burns started life as a ploughman in Scotland but is now one of the world’s most celebrated poets. Every January, his life is remembered with whisky, haggis, singing and dancing on Burns Night....

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A tour of the Archive with Dr Rowan Williams

Poetry happens at a sort of junction in the mind when new combinations start up, words and pictures start connecting...

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Enjoy new recordings of classic poems from the past read by contemporary poets

The God Abandons Antony

C. P. Cavafy

read by Jean Sprackland

An Upper Chamber In A...

Frederick Tuckerman

read by Andrew Motion