Monday, 12 December 2016

'The first of rural bards'

Some more details of the anniversary exhibition at Cambridge University Library are available here.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Bloomfield Exhibitions

We are pleased to announce that Cambridge University Library (West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR) will be mounting a small public exhibition to mark the 250th anniversary of Bloomfield’s birth, from Tuesday 13 December to Saturday 14 January 2017 (closed 24 Dec-2 Jan inclusive). There will be original and unique material on display. Thank you to John Wells Senior Archivist, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives for arranging this.

Bedford Heritage Library will also be marking the anniversary with an exhibition on the second floor of Bedford Central Library (Harpur Street, Bedford MK40 1PG) from 1st-30th December. This will include material and photos from The Robert Bloomfield Society alongside early editions from the Heritage Library selected by Stuart Antrobus, a local historian.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Robert Bloomfield 250th Anniversary presentation

Angela Underhill, Membership Secretary and Treasurer, attended the annual Year 8 Leavers’ Award Evening at the Robert Bloomfield Academy in Shefford on July 18th, and was welcomed by Julian Axford the new Principal. The  Society’s Poetry Award for 2016 was presented to Kieran MacCaffrey.