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Visions of Albion: Poly-Olbion and the ‘Faerieland’ Exhibition

Held in conjunction with the Faerieland exhibition, on display in the Forum

A Research Services research event
Date6 November 2015
Time13:30 to 15:00
PlaceForum Exploration Lab 2


The 'Faerieland' exhibition, on display in the Forum, repositions Michael Drayton's Poly-Olbion, an extraordinary seventeenth-century description of England and Wales in poetry and maps, in the present day.

The Children's Poly-Olbion has involved students and professional artists, working in media including art, drama, and verse. It has been produced by Flash of Splendour, an educational organisation that empowers disabled, marginalised, and disadvantaged children and young people through the creative arts. 

'Visions of Albion' brings together speakers involved in the project, alongside University of Exeter researchers working on a new edition of the Poly-Olbion. They will discuss the project's innovative methods, show a short film produced in the course of the project, and reflect on the different visions of place and nationhood produced through the work.


Panellists include:

  • Anne Louise Avery and Steve Pratley (Flash of Splendour)
  • Miles Richards (SENSS Ormerod Base, Marlborough Church of England School, Woodstock)
  • Julian Davey (WESC Academy)
  • Philip Schwyzer (University of Exeter)


For more information and registration please visit the Poly Olbion web page.

ProviderResearch Services
OrganizerCallan Davies

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