John Donne - Poet, Cleric, and Londoner
Speaker – Mark Oakley
Venue – LMA
Donne was a born and bred Londoner and stayed close to his native city all his life, acting as Dean of St Paul’s from 1615 until his death in 1631. Though the Old Cathedral was destroyed during the Great Fire of London, the Collections department of the present Cathedral still holds a number of items relating to him, including copies of his poems and sermons, engravings and monuments.
The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley, Canon Chancellor at St Paul’s Cathedral, will be discussing these items in relation to the life of John Donne, metaphysical poet and cleric, as well as using Donne’s sermons to provide an insight into his religious beliefs. Mark has a strong interest in poetry and is the author of The Collage of God, and editor of John Donne: Verse and Prose.
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