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The Wilfred Owen Association

Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) is widely recognised as one of the greatest voices of the First World War.

His self-appointed task was to speak for the men in his care, to show the 'Pity of War'. Owen's enduring and influential poetry is evidence of his bleak realism, his energy and indignation, his compassion and his great technical skill. The Wilfred Owen Association was formed in 1989 to commemorate Wilfred Owen's life and work.

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The Wilfred Owen Association is run by volunteers and funded by its members.

Please show your support by signing up. Annual members receive the Association's Journal (published twice a year).

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The Committee

The Wilfred Owen Association is run by a committee of volunteers. Click below to find out more about our committee.

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Our Newest Patron - Daniel Day Lewis

The Day-Lewis family have been associated with the the Owen family and Wilfred Owen over many years.

Because of this close association the Wilfred Owen Association felt that we would like to ask Sir Daniel Day-Lewis to become our Patron.

The Wilfred Owen Association was delighted and honoured by Sir Daniel’s agreement.

Peter Owen

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Forthcoming Events

Wilfred Owen Festival 2018 September 15th 2018 - November 17th 2018

Wilfred Owen Festival 2018!

The Wilfred Owen Festival is a festival of commemoration and remembrance taking place in the town of Wilfred Owen's birth: Oswestry, Shropshire. The festival will run from 15th September to 17th November and will include a wide range of events and performances, including, at its heart, the unveiling of a new lifesize bronze statue of Wilfred Owen.

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Wilfred Owen and Beyond October 26th 2018 - October 28th 2018

Wilfred Owen and Beyond!

Taking place a hundred years after the death of the most famous poet of the First World War, the conference will provide the opportunity for delegates to explore the lasting impact of Wilfred Owen's work.

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Owen and / in France November 05th 2018 - November 06th 2018

Owen and / in France!

In partnership and conjunction with the Oxford Center for Life-Writing conference “Wilfred Owen and Beyond”, to be held in Oxford 26th-28th October, 2018, the University of Valenciennes will host an interdisciplinary two-day conference 5th-6th November, 2018 to celebrate the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s death.

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