Autumn Term 2023

Theme: The Writer and the World


Tuesday 19th September
Roisin O’Grady

The musical lives of three Irish female composers: Annie Patterson (1886-1934) Inagh Boyle (1889-1967), Joan Trimble (1915-2000).

Tuesday 26th September
James Harper

Imagining Kells: An illustrated talk on writing about the book of Kells “




Monday 2nd October

Dr. Muirish O Sullivan

Knockroe Passage tomb – an archive of Stone Age life and death.

Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th October Dr James Heaney


Boccaccio: Decameron Biography Artistic and historical context

Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th October

Introduction and Day One Story Introduction and analysis Story Analysis x 2

Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th October

Story Analysis x 2 ‘Griselda’ tale and ‘Conclusion’.

Halloween Bank Holiday


Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th November Dr James Heaney

Shakespeare – Biog. artistic and historical contexts

Twelfth Night

Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th November

Twelfth Night – Discussion and Analysis

Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st November

Jonathan Swift – Discussion and Analysis Swift – A modest proposal – Discussion and Analyis

Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th November

Swift – A modest proposal
Zadie Smith – Biog. artistic and historical context


Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th

Dr James Heaney

White Teeth – discussion and analysis

Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th

White Teeth discussion and analysis
W.B. Yeats – Biog. Artistic and historical contexts.

Christmas Break