Andrew Marvell at 400

31st March 2021 marks the 400th anniversary of Hull poet and politician, Andrew Marvell's birth (1621-78)

Andrew Marvell is today one of the best known of English seventeenth-century poets, but he was better known in his lifetime as a politician and political writer, his poetry only brought to widespread attention in 1921 by the poet and critic, T.S. Eliot. A century on from T.S. Eliot's 'Andrew Marvell', published in the Times Literary Supplement on 31 March 1921, how should the world remember Andrew Marvell in 2021?


In 2021, we will be marking Marvell’s 400th anniversary through a range of events, talks, and poetry writing workshops aimed at celebrating Marvell’s life and literature and reflecting on his legacy for the future. Go to Events to find out more.

The Andrew Marvell Lecture aims to widen engagement with world-leading research into Andrew Marvell and seventeenth-century studies, both within and beyond academia. Former speakers have included Professor Martin Dzelzainis (University of Leicester), Professor Paul Hammond (University of Leeds), and Professor Diane Purkiss (Keble College, Oxford). Read more HERE