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3rd Robert Graves Society Annual Lecture & Roehampton Poetry Centre's new Robert Graves Poetry Prize

The 3rd Robert Graves Society Annual Lecture, 'Love, War and Wimbledon' will be given by Professor O'Prey, Vice Chancellor of the University of Roehampton, who is an expert on Robert Graves who knew and worked with the poet. It will take place in the Baillie Gifford Big Tentat the Wimbledon Bookfest, on Sunday, 15th October at 14:45 (2.45pm).

Tickets for the lecture cost £15.00, or £10.00 for paid-up members of the Robert Graves Society, and can be booked online by clicking on the box titled 'Book Now' at RGS members should also click here to request a promotional code which, when typed into the booking page at, will automatically entitle them to a reduced price of £10.00.

"Get into Bookfest" rate of £7.50 for under-18s is also available, directly from the Bookfest's web pages, above. (Click on the final page/URL listed above.)

A 20% discount on the full price of tickets is also offered to Friends of Wimbledon Bookfest. Friends membership costs from £30, see the Bookfest"s website for details; friends can log in to their account to purchase tickets.

The Robert Graves Prize is launched this year as a new collaboration between Roehampton University"s Roehampton Poetry Centre, and Wimbledon Bookfest. In 2017 Prizes will be awarded on the occasion of the 3rd Robert Graves Society Annual Lecture, to be given by Professor Paul O"Prey, Vice-Chancellor, University of Roehampton, as part of the 2017 Wimbledon Bookfest programme.
The prize is named after one of the major figures of twentieth century poetry and encourages entries from all around the world. It will be given for the best single poem submitted: multiple entries are encouraged but will be judged separately.
Information about how to submit entries for the Poetry Prize and pay the entry fee of £5 for each entry is on the Bookfest"s website at

To view an announcement and poster about the Prize on Twitter, please click on the following link:

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