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The Gregory Fellowships Symposium

In partnership with the Henry Moore Institute and Leeds Art Gallery this symposium explores the legacy of the Gregory Fellowships at the University of Leeds from 1950–80.

This two day symposium brings together scholars, artists and poets to explore the impact of the Gregory Fellowships.

The Gregory Fellowships in the Creative Arts were instituted at the University of Leeds in 1950. They were created under the patronage of Eric Craven Gregory (1888-1959), of printers Percy Lund Humphries.

The Gregory Fellowships Advisory Committee was formed by TS Eliot, Herbert Read, Henry Moore and Professor Bonamy Dobrée. Fellowships were awarded in Painting, Sculpture, Poetry and Music.

Between 1950 and 1980 the Fellowships encouraged significant artistic and literary activity. This activity not only took place at the University, but more widely in the city of Leeds and local region, especially Wakefield.

This symposium is a collaboration between the University of Leeds, the Henry Moore Institute and Leeds Art Gallery. It was conceived in response to this important cultural legacy of the city.

Day one: 14 June 2018, 12.45–7.30pm

Day one of the symposium will focus on the Poetry fellowships. An evening recital of works by Kenneth Leighton, Gregory Fellow in Music, will round off the day.

Day two: 15 June 2018, 10am–6.30pm

Day two will focus on the Painting and Sculpture Fellowships.


Tickets for each day are £5 per person, or free to students (must bring valid student ID). Tickets include refreshments on both days and lunch on day two. For more information and to book online visit the Henry Moore Institute website.

Supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.