1571 Society Luncheon 2023




We are delighted to invite you and a guest to this year's 1571 Society Luncheon.


This year we welcome alumna Ankita Saxena (2014, English) as our guest speaker. Ankita is a British-Indian writer and performer. Her debut poetry collection Mother | Line, which is published by Verve Poetry Press, is the culmination of over a decade of writing, editing and performing. She read English Literature at Jesus College, Oxford (2014-2017), where she was Head of Events at Oxford University Poetry Society and President of Turl Street Arts Festival. She is a Barbican Young Poet alumnus, three-time commended Foyle Young Poet, part of the Octavia Poetry Collective, and one half of the ORIGINS Poetry Duo. Her poetry is published in Wasafiri, Modern Poetry in Translation, Bath Magg, Lacuna Lit and The Isis. She has performed widely across the UK, including live at Hammersmith Apollo, with The Guilty Feminist. By day, she works at a not-for-profit social enterprise, helping to tackle complex and enduring issues in society and create lasting and widespread change.


You can learn more about her collection, Mother | Line, and order it for UK delivery or for collection on 10th June, here. It is also available to purchase through Verve Poetry PressBlackwell's, and Amazon (although purchasing directly from Ankita is preferable).




10.30am Tea and Coffee served in the Ship Street Centre

11.00am Ankita Saxena discusses Mother | Line in the Ship Street Centre auditorium

12.30pm Drinks served on First Quad

1.00pm Luncheon served in Hall


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