The Group papers 1951-1980


The Group papers 1951-1980

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The Group (corporateBody)

The Group was founded by Philip Hobsbaum when he moved to London from Cambridge in 1955. It was loosely based on a verse-speaking group that he had started in 1952, when he was an undergraduate at Downing College, of which Peter Redgrove was also a member. Hobsbaum's aim was to extend the critical principles of his Cambridge tutor F.R. Leavis to the work of young contemporary poets and this seriousness was reflected in the way The Group worked. From early 1956 The Group, formed by i...

Lucie-Smith, John Edward McKenzie, b 1933 (person)

Porter Peter b 1929 (person)

Redgrove Peter William b 1932 (person)

Hobsbaum Philip b 1932 (person)

Fletcher, Ian, 1920-1988 (person)

Ian Fletcher was born in 1920 in a nursing home in Streatham, the only child of John Archibald Fletcher (1887?-1968), a farmer and retired army major, and Katherine Margaret Richardson (1888-1979), and grew up in Catford, South London. His family had strong Scottish antecedents and for a while as a young man he spelled his name Iain as a gesture to Scottish nationalism. Fletcher was educated at Dulwich College. At some point in his youth his parents separated and Fletche...