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On November 10th and 11th Belfast was full of Plath scholars, all congregating in the beautiful University so that they could share ideas on the theme Letters, Words and Fragments. My presentation on “Sylvia Plath and Cambridge” is attached to the academic page of this site and will become part of my PhD thesis. My thanks to Maeve Haran for organising the most amazing conference.
My review of the Bernard Schwartz/Alice Oswald evening on the recordings of Hughes at the New York Poetry Centre 92Y has recently been published in Volume 6, Issue 1 (2017) of the Ted Hughes Society Journal. Rare recordings of Hughes introducing and reading his poetry were interspersed with commentary from Oswald and Schwartz. The event was a combined activity from the Queen Mary School of English and Drama and the London Review of Books. Access to the Journal is available through membership of the Ted Hughes Society: http://thetedhughessociety.org
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Pieces I have written for academic work including essays and drafts for my PhD thesis on a psychogeographical study of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes’ Cambridge. Plath and Hughes wrote their history upon Cambridge; my research walk will begin with both writers’ Cambridge poetry and loiter along the way in their stories and memories, sketches, archives and places. The doctoral thesis will record this wander to construct the first shared literary, psychological, sociological and biographical geography of Hughes’ and Plath’s Cambridge.
In 1994 I collaborated with a friend on an article on raising the achievement of GCSE students; this was published in the Times Educational Supplement as, “Return on the right kind of interest” on the 11th February. Here is the start of my journalistic writing, covering mainly education issues such as boys’ mindset; ‘A’ level research; the development of support staff and the skills of senior leadership. I became a regular columnist for the TES in the noughties, writing on aspects of middle leadership development. Recently, my journalistic writing has focused more on political issues in relation to education, feminism and socialism. I am a contributor to Guardian Comment.
Creative writing pieces that I have written for clients.
Di Beddow offers a full range of consultancy services for journalism, academic writing and the education sector.
Things I am interested in
Potter and Crocker This is my interest in vintage
Scrap Book A scrapbook of selected images