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The Wilfred Owen Association

Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) is widely recognised as one of the greatest voices of the First World War.

His self-appointed task was to speak for the men in his care, to show the 'Pity of War'. Owen's enduring and influential poetry is evidence of his bleak realism, his energy and indignation, his compassion and his great technical skill. The Wilfred Owen Association was formed in 1989 to commemorate Wilfred Owen's life and work.

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The Wilfred Owen Association is run by volunteers and funded by its members.

Please show your support by signing up. Annual members receive the Association's Journal (published twice a year).

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The Committee

The Wilfred Owen Association is run by a committee of volunteers. Click below to find out more about our committee.

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Our Newest Patron - Daniel Day Lewis

The Day-Lewis family have been associated with the the Owen family and Wilfred Owen over many years.

Because of this close association the Wilfred Owen Association felt that we would like to ask Sir Daniel Day-Lewis to become our Patron.

The Wilfred Owen Association was delighted and honoured by Sir Daniel’s agreement.

Peter Owen

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Forthcoming Events

Reading the 1920 Edition February 04th 2021 - March 03rd 2022

Reading the 1920 Edition!

To mark 100 years since the publication of Poems by Wilfred Owen (Chatto & Windus, 1920), edited by Edith Sitwell and introduced by Siegfried Sassoon, the Wilfred Owen Association is hosting a series of online talks and discussions throughout 2021.  Each month we will consider two poems in the order of the 1920 Table of Contents.

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WOA YouTube Channel March 29th 2021 - March 03rd 2022

WOA YouTube Channel!

Recordings of previous talks and discussions are now available on the WOA YouTube channel.

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Reading the 1920 Edition -- 'The Show' and 'Mental Cases' May 06th 2021

Reading the 1920 Edition -- 'The Show' and 'Mental Cases'!

Thursday, 6 May 2021, 7-8pm BST

With Dr Andrew Palmer, Principal Lecturer in Modern Literature, Canterbury Christ Church University

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