Video: Gerard Manley Hopkins talk

Friday 26 August

In the June 2016 Unlocking Archives talk at the Balliol Historic Collections Centre, Professor Lesley Higgins from York University, Canada, spoke about her research on the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins (Balliol 1863). Drawing on material in the Balliol Archives, including letters Hopkins sent to family, friends and acquaintances, as well as sketchbooks which contain many of his drawings, she was able to piece together details of his life and work, showing him to be a gifted yet troubled Balliol student.

Here is a video of the talk, made by Voices from Oxford, whose interview with Professor Higgins is below.

Interview with Professor Higgins, also by Voices from Oxford: