Lost for Words at The Foundling Museum

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Join a poetry workshop inspired by the notes mothers left with their babies at the Foundling Hospital. Literary historian Dr Emma Newport introduces the rhymed notes of the Foundling Hospital billet books, written by mothers who gave up their children to the care of the Hospital. Billet books are bound ledgers of the registration forms, including notes and tokens, for each child brought to the Hospital in the eighteenth century. She is joined by acclaimed poet Deanna Rodger, who leads a poetry workshop on the theme of lost and found. This event is part of the Being Human festival, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy.

Venue Details & Map

Foundling Museum

40 Brunswick Square
+44 (0)20 7841 3600
Public transport:
Tube: Russell Square, King’s Cross St Pancras, Euston Train: King’s Cross St Pancras International, Euston From Russell Square: Turn right out of the tube station, left at the mini roundabout onto Hunter Street and first right onto Brunswick Square

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