Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

A reading by Gillian Allnutt

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Regent's Park College, Pusey Street, Oxford, OX1 2LB



Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture and Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre are delighted to welcome Gillian Allnutt to Oxford as part of the OCCC's public series 'Creative Theology: Critical Conversations between the Arts and Theological Method'. You can learn more about the series here.

Gillian Allnutt was born in London but spent half her childhood in Newcastle upon Tyne. She is the author of five poetry collections.Nantucket and the Angel and Lintel were both shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and poems from these collections are included in her Bloodaxe retrospective How the Bicycle Shone: New & Selected Poems (2007), which draws on six published books plus a new collection, Wolf Light, and was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation. Her most recent collections, both from Bloodaxe, are indwelling (2013) and wake (2018). Since 1983 she has taught creative writing in a variety of contexts, mainly in adult education and as a writer in schools. In 2009/10 she held a writing residency with The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture (now Freedom From Torture) in the North East, working with asylum seekers in Newcastle and Stockton. She lives in County Durham. Gillian Allnutt was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2016 in February 2017. You can find out more about Gillian's work on the Bloodaxe website.

Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture was established in 2005 to focus the mission of the College as a whole, fostering ‘the formation of a Christian mind’ through critical engagement between faith and culture. Find out more here: https://www.rpc.ox.ac.uk/research-life/oxford-centre-christianity-culture/