Wharfedale (& Aireborough) Observer
T S Eliot's Ilkley lectures
PEOPLE in Ilkley are being asked to search old diaries and memoirs to shed new light on lectures given in the town by the poet T S Eliot.
Dr Tom Steele, Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow wants to find out more about the students who attended Eliot's classes in 1916 and about their views on the sessions.
The poet's connection with Ilkley is described in the following article by Dr Steele.
T S Eliot in Ilkley, 1916
By Tom Steele
[Includes a student assessment of Eliot and his lectures.]