ARTS 695

This Sceptered Isle: A Poetic Journey into the Heart of England

Course Description

The landscape and history of England have inspired the country's greatest poets, from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Keats. Come and read the poems in the places that gave them birth. Professor Malcolm Guite will open the texts in context with scholarship, warmth, and spiritual depth illuminating each one. Hear readings of his own poetry with space for reflection and discussion. Experienced director Pastor Bronwyn Spilsbury will host your journey to ensure maximum benefit, enjoyment, and safety. Expect quality hotels and well-guided transport throughout. From cathedrals to countryside to cosy pubs, with words and wisdom, experience a unique journey of poetry, inspiration, and grace. Available for personal enrichment or for credit.

Note: This journey is now full, but a waitlist is available for those interested. Registration is through Bronwyn Spilsbury and Christian Journeys. You can find more details here.

Dates Aug 7–Aug 20
Days & Times For tour schedule please contact Pilgrim Way.
Format Onsite Only
Credit Hours 1
Audit Hours No audit available



Malcolm Guite

Chaplain and Teacher

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Course information sheets will be posted here soon.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

What I love about Regent is that it’s a place for people who have questions about their ordinary lives. Not just academic theological questions, but questions about what it means to live the good life or be faithful. Not just a space for heady conversations but a place to wrestle with faith and a place where they can belong.” — Vivian Lee (MATS student)