About this day
For A-level students of the AQA A specification
This highly informative and inspirational enrichment day will offer comprehensive support for students preparing for the AQA A A-Level option ‘Love Through the Ages’. During the day, a series of expert speakers will motivate and inform by delivering fascinating presentations on this central literary theme as seen over time. The day will end with a presentation by a leading poet, who will read from and discuss their poetry before taking questions from the audience. The programme will also include an examination session providing invaluable guidance and insights to boost students’ confidence and success. We are delighted to announce that former Chief Examiner Stella Canwell MBE will be chairing the day.
Programme & speakers
Love in Shakespeare Nick Hutchison, Actor, Director and Lecturer
Nick Hutchison will explore how Shakespeare presents ideas about love and romance focusing on textual clues, staging issues, and the role of the audience, using examples from Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Measure for Measure and The Winter’s Tale.
About Nick Hutchison
Nick Hutchison is an actor, director and lecturer who has directed Shakespeare’s plays across the globe. He lectures for Shakespeare’s Globe and at universities worldwide and on Jacobean Theatre for LAMDA and RADA.
Michael Symmons Roberts, Manchester Metropolitan University
Michael Symmons Roberts will deliver a fascinating presentation during which he will read from and answer questions on his poetry, including ‘To John Donne’. The session will offer students a unique chance to explore the writing of this leading poet.
About Michael Symmons Roberts
Michael Symmons Roberts FRSL is a multi-award-wining British poet and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Roberts has written seven collections of poetry as well as novels, libretti and documentaries. Roberts is Professor of Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University.