The University of Cambridge has produced a host of renowned poets and authors in its 800-year history. John Milton, the famous poet of the English Civil War studied here, as did the Metaphysical poet John Donne and later Romantic poets William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge and Lord Byron. The playwright Christopher Marlowe was a Cambridge man and more recent alumni include AA Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh, the philosophers Bertrand Russell and Noam Chomsky and the previous Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes.
The city has provided inspiration to generations of writers and thinkers over the centuries. Learn about their cultural and historical influences, their inspirations and thoughts as set out in their writings during your time in Cambridge, by selecting this class to enrich your appreciation of the surroundings and of English cultural and literary history. This is a great course for students with a passion for literature!