The University of Lincoln is proud to announce that the Poet Laureate and Visiting Lecturer, Carol Ann Duffy returns to the University of Lincoln on Thursday 15th November 2018 to celebrate the launch of our poetry anthology 'Armistice 100'.
'Armistice 100' is a special commemorative compilation of poems written by UK school pupils and college students paying homage to the 10 million soldiers who were killed in 'The Great War' before the guns finally fell silent on Armistice Day, 11 November 1918. The Armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany in a railway carriage in the forests of Compiègne in France, agreeing to the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front and effectively ending the First World War. It took effect at eleven o'clock that morning —the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month".
As the birthplace of the tank, the City of Lincoln played a unique role in bringing the First World War to an end and as a result the University of Lincoln is keen to encourage remembrance and actively help educate the generations of today and the future about the sacrifices the preserve our freedom.
This celebratory event will include readings of the shortlisted in 'Armistice 100' and the announcement of the winners of our Armistice 100 Prize for Schools Poetry Competition, as well as being interspersed with readings from the competition judges, Carol Ann Duffy and Imtiaz Dharker, Winner of Queen’s Gold medal for Poetry.
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