James Montgomery: Poetry, Protest and Prison

13th Jun 2021
Location: York St John University, York St John University, York, North Yorkshire, YO31 7EX, United Kingdom
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James Monthomery
2021 marks the 250th birthday of James Montgomery, a Sheffield-based poet, radical newspaper editor, hymn-writer, philanthropist and abolitionist who in 1795 was twice imprisoned in York Castle for publishing poems critical of his government. Join Hamish Mathison of Sheffield University and Adam Smith of York St John University as they reflect on Montgomery's vast legacies while also asking what his commitments to freedom and fairness can teach readers today. This event is running as part of the York Festival of Ideas.

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