Armistice Day: The Great War and the words we mustn't forget

Posted: 11/11/2009 10:30 | News Home

In an editorial in the Independent, Robert Fisk considers if, as English evolves in the digital age, the powerful words of the Great War writers and poets will "soon stop making sense"?
Independent, 11 November 2009

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Siegfried Sassoon WWI archive launched online for Armistice Day

Posted: 11/11/2009 10:29 | News Home

Oxford University is marking this year’s Armistice Day by launching the first online collection of the manuscripts of Siegfried Sassoon, focusing on his war poetry.
Culture24, 4 November 2009

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Commemorations in Ors, November 4 2009

Posted: 10/11/2009 14:02 | News Home

Read about this year's homage to Wilfred in La Voix du Nord (8 November 2009)

Plans to turn the Maison Forestière into a museum to Wilfred Owen were also discussed in La Voix du Nord last week (2 November 2009).

The Association Wilfred Owen France has launched a new website - see

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Sassoon fund gains £550,000 boost

Posted: 04/11/2009 19:32 | News Home

A campaign to save Siegfried Sassoon's papers for the nation has been bolstered by a grant of £550,000 from The National Heritage Memorial Fund.  Further details are on the BBC website.

The grant will leave the fund with £110,000 still to raise.  For further details about the appeal, and to make a donation, please click here.


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Virtual trenches immerse students in First World War poetry

Posted: 03/11/2009 15:50 | News Home

This project, which is funded by JISC, has arranged a range of digitised archival materials like poetry manuscripts, letters and diaries from the major poets of the First World War, including Wilfred Owen, along with contextual primary source materials. These materials have been supplemented with new interpretative content and a spectrum of interactive tools and tutorials, streaming video and audio effects (JISC News, 2 November 2009).

Further details, and a link into Second Life, are on the JISC website.

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