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Bards and Ballads: the role of Celtic poetry in societies ancient and modern

Lecture by Robin Herne, University of Suffolk.

University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College are excited to announce a brand new public lecture series with speakers covering a wide range of topics. For further info email

Wednesday, 6 December 2017,
18:00 to 19:00
Room E1.01 in the University building, West Suffolk College, Out Risbygate

Using poetry, mythology and hagiography this talk will illustrate both the role of the poet in early Irish, Scottish, and Welsh societies, and the uses of Celtic poetry in religion, politics, and culture into contemporary times.

Robin Herne is the Religious Studies & Ethics course leader at the University of Suffolk as well as an author, published poet, newspaper columnist in the East Anglian Daily Times, and professional storyteller.