Virginia Woolf and Rupert Brooke

Woolf and Brooke had met briefly as children on holiday in Cornwall. As adults, their friendship developed into a complex relationship where each was intensely aware of the other's ambitions and capabilities.

In our summer course, we will take a walk to Grantchester, where Claire Nicholson will give a lecture on how Woolf and Brooke influenced one other and how, after his death, Woolf chose to remember this 'dark angel'.

After the lecture we will enjoy a typical Grantchester tea, the memory of which Brooke used to create his sense of home while in Germany in 1912:

'Yet stands the church clock at ten to three?

And is there honey still for tea?'

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