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The George Herbert Society
Department of English, MHRA 3143
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1111 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27412 USA



Announces Re-Opened Registration for the Sixth Triennial Conference


Cambridge University


George Herbert and Eloquence

23-26 June 2022


In partnership with


Little St Mary’s Church, Trinity College, Magdalene College, and Clare College

 Plenary Speakers: Sidney Gottlieb, Sacred Heart University

Malcolm Guite, Chaplain and Fellow Emeritus, Girton College, Cambridge

Seamus Perry, Balliol College, Oxford

Helen Wilcox, Professor Emeritus of Bangor University, Wales

Rowan Williams, Master Emeritus of Magdalene College, Cambridge


Dear Herbert in Cambridge Participants,

We are happy to announce the renewed registration link for the Sixth Triennial Conference of the George Herbert Society, ‘George Herbert and Eloquence’. This renewed registration is only for those who had not already registered in 2019-2020 for the originally scheduled conference. Registration is payable by 1 May 2022 directly online at the following new link:

You can choose from the following combinations:

-a registration only flat fee (faculty: $140 US/ students, retired, and clergy: $40 US)

-a registration + Friday 24 June Trinity College gala dinner fee ($185 US / $85 US)

-a registration + Sunday 26 June Clare College box lunch fee ($160 US / $60 US)

-full registration, including the gala dinner and Sunday lunch ($205 US / $105 US)

(AFTER 1 MAY 2022 ADD $25)

At the Portal, please choose from the menu options: Faculty or Student/Retired/Clergy/ Spouse; and for the extra meals, also indicating any dietary restrictions.

Please note that you must be a current George Herbert Society member for 2021-2022 in order to register for the conference. Dues are payable online at:

We are assembling a full four-day programme (to be announced in the new year): the conference will begin on Thursday 23 June 2022 at 8:30 a.m. and will run through the evening of Sunday 26 June, each day at a successive venue: Little St Mary’s Church (adjacent Peterhouse), and then Trinity, Magdalene, and Clare Colleges. On Sunday afternoon, a coach outing to Leighton Bromswold and Little Gidding is planned (with a return to Cambridge around 6 pm). In addition, throughout the conference, the Keeper of the Cambridge University Archives will mount a ‘pop-up’ exhibition of Herbert-related materials in its collection, including a newly identified letter in Herbert’s own hand. Registration includes all plenaries and panels, at least one concert, a poetry reading, historical walks in the sponsoring colleges, visits to the University Archives, an optional Sunday eucharist, the coach ride to Leighton Bromswold and Little Gidding on Sunday, two drinks receptions, and generous refreshments throughout—all are included in the flat registration fee. The only two optional meals for which there are additional costs are the Friday evening gala dinner at Trinity and the Sunday box lunch at Clare. As Cambridge is choc-a-bloc with delightful restaurants, pubs, and eateries, we’ll leave you plenty of opportunities to forage happily on your own for many meals.

Cambridge also affords a wide range of lodging options, from budget hostels and modest motels to cosy b&b’s and finer hotels, many within walking distance of the old colleges. We’ve also reserved a limited number of dormitory rooms at Churchill College’s Møller Institute. Attached please find a list of lodging possibilities. If you need any help finding accommodation, please let us know.

Modest GHS travel bursaries are available, upon application, for students and independent scholars. For details, please see

We very much look forward to welcoming you to Cambridge in June, truly the loveliest and longest days of the year!

Christopher Hodgkins, for the organising committee