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Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 5.00 p.m. – Saturday, 10 September 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Oxford, UK

Photo: A view of the garden at Kendrew Quad, St John's College, Oxford.

The Robert Graves Society is pleased to announce that its thirteenth International Robert Graves Conference will be held at St John’s College, Oxford, from 7th to 10th September 2016. The theme of the conference will be ‘Robert Graves and the First World War’.

Shakespeare Lives!

The British Council tweets: 'Poet and author Robert Graves sums up Shakespeare perfectly!'

— British Council (@BritishCouncil) April 24, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Paul O'Prey, Robert Graves scholar, Society member, and Vice Chancellor of Roehampton University, who has been appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List. It is good to see that in addition to services to higher education, the honour is for his services to the literary history of the First World War, which must make it a rare citation indeed! Please read more by following the link below:

The Robert Graves Society now has a Twitter page. See @RobertGravesSoc or visit But note that there"s more than one Robert Graves, so #RobertGraves will reach more "trends" than those looking for news about the writer and poet!

It"s an excellent way to let "followers" know about events, news, and new publications. We have 18 followers so far -- we hope to see you there soon!

The Society will publish here news of Robert Graves events taking place during 2016 - 2017 that should be of interest to members of the Robert Graves Society or other readers of this website. 

If you know of events in any part of the world which are likely to be of interest to members of the Robert Graves Society and would like to see them published here, please send the details to Patrick Villa at

The Robert Graves Society was saddened to hear news of the death on 19 February of Robert J. Bertholf (1940 - 2016), formerly Curator of the Poetry and Rare Books Collection at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, a position previously held by Graves"s former secretary, Karl Goldschmidt (Kenneth Gay).

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