Harry Moseley: “…meteor of a summer night…”

At 7.00pm, today, on National Poetry Day, Thursday 8th October, at the Oxford Museum of the History of Science. Meg, Andrew, Jenny, Lucinda, Bill, Carl and Sarah are reading, together with five wonderful students from The Langley Academy: Byader, Ibrahim, Alia, Krishan and Ravi. Everyone has been writing and practising hard!

Doors open at 6.30pm. This is a free event: all are welcome! Book your places at www.bit.ly/mhs-events

Moseley poetry poster_smallOn Thursday 8th October, National Poetry Day, Oxford Stanza Two will present Harry Moseley: “… meteor of a summer night…” a programme of original poetry inspired by the “Dear Harry… Henry Moseley: A Scientist Lost to War” Special Exhibition at the Oxford Museum of the History of Science.

The story of this young man, killed in action at Gallipoli at the age of twenty-seven, gripped us at once. In a career of barely forty months as an experimental physicist, often working alone throughout the night, he unpicked the structure of the elements and ordered the Periodic Table. He pioneered the world in which we live.

Poetry Workshop, Friday 25th September, at the Oxford Museum of the History of Science

We are delighted that the Oxford Museum of the History of Science has invited us to give a poetry workshop for sixth form students, inspired by their special exhibition, “Dear Harry… Henry Moseley: A Scientist Lost to War”, on Friday 25th September. We are very much looking forward to meeting the students coming to the workshop: we will invite them to read their work with us in Harry Moseley: “… meteor of a summer night…” on National Poetry Day, a very exciting prospect!

Langley Academy students will be reading with us on National Poetry Day!

Lucinda and Bill had a great time with the students of Langley Academy and Liz, their creative writing teacher – you can see the pictures in the event poster! The Oxford Museum of the History of Science provided a special tour of the exhibition on Harry Moseley as well as an object-handling session and then there were three creative writing exercises. The students enjoyed it all and are writing poems so that they can join in our reading on National Poetry Day!

Monday 5th October: programme run-through

We will run through the programme tonight at our monthly Stanza meeting to settle the final order of the poems, rehearse some readings and the linking text – then it will be performance on Thursday!