Manuscripts and Special Collections

Lunchtime talks

Listen to audio recordings of the lunchtime talks that accompanied the exhibition. These talks were given by external speakers.

Audio recordings

New Additions to the DH Lawrence Collections

Dr Andrew Harrison discusses several recently acquired items in the University’s internationally recognised Lawrence Collections, including a manuscript of ‘Laura Philippine’ and a rare typescript of Pansies.

Audio recorded 28 September 2017


Reading Nottingham's Unread: Republishing James Prior's Forest Folk

First published in 1901, Prior’s pacy novel is set in Blidworth against a background of the Napoleonic Wars and Luddite riots. It lay unnoticed for many years, although DH Lawrence rated Prior’s work. In this talk Tony Simpson discusses the republication of Forest Folk by Spokesman Books in 2017.

Audio recorded 12 October 2017

Local Author Alison Moore: Location and Landscape

Man Booker Prize shortlisted writer of fiction, Alison Moore, explores the influence of location and landscape in her novels, including a work in progress. She looks at her inspiration, research and the fictionalisation of settings including the English Midlands, the Scottish Borders, the Rhineland and the seaside.

Audio recorded 26 October 2017

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