Evelyn Waugh – His Life and Literature


Residential course

Dr John Kirkaldy

27 June 2022 to 29 June 2022

From £240 Non-residential fee

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Evelyn Waugh is one of the most widely read of 20th Century novelists. There have been numerous adaptations of his books for film, TV and radio. He also wrote travel books and biography. All of his writing is still in print. He was also something of a controversialist, as a satirist, Catholic and observer of the English class system.

It would be helpful if those attending could have read Decline and Fall and Brideshead Revisited before coming (and, if possible, A Handful of Dust).

Residential Fees From: £358.   Non Residential: £240

Tutor information

Dr John Kirkaldy has been a lifelong fan of Evelyn Waugh, since when being ill with flu at 18, reading Decline and Fall helped a speedy recovery! John has contributed to three academic anthologies and a school text book. He has done a lot of freelance writing, ranging from The Lady to New Stateman. He has taught at universities, colleges and schools in Britain, Australia and Jamaica and was a tutor with the Open University for 37 years (also being part of the production team for four U TV series.) He has recently published a travel book entitled, I’ve Got a Metal Knee: A 70-Year-Old Gap Year

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.