The Keats Foundation will host the first Annual John Keats Conference at Keats House, Hampstead, on 18-19 January 2014. Further announcements will follow shortly.
On Tuesday 20 November Dr Seamus Perry of Balliol College, Oxford, will present the annual Chairman”s Lecture at 7 pm in Keats House. His en ligne casino france subject will be “John Keats”s Pleasure Dome” – don”t miss this exciting evening event.
All readers will be saddened to hear of the death of Jean Haynes on 23 July this year. Jean was a stalwart supporter of the Friends of Keats House, and played a key role in persuading the Corporation of the City of London to take over management of the House. Jean was a Freeman of the City of London, and well known as a City tourist guide. For many years she was an indefatigable researcher into byways of Keats family history, visiting libraries and parish record offices at a time when there was no internet and no alternative to patient scrutiny of manuscripts – often in cold and uncomfortable reading rooms. Her articles on ‘A Coroner’s Inquest, April, 1804’, ‘John Jennings: Keats’s Grandfather’, ‘Keats’s paternal Relatives’, and ‘Elizabeth Keats’ appeared in the Keats-Shelley Review in the early 1960s alongside contributions by Neville Rogers, Edmund Blunden, and Robert Gittings. It is fortunate that Jean Haynes’s papers relating to her Keats researches and correspondence with Robert Gittings have been preserved in London Metropolitan Archives.