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A mid-summer evening with the Rubaiyat

March 20, 2018

Charles Mugleston has sent us information about a special Rubaiyat event in London at the end of June 2018.  Charles will be doing a full recitation of the poem with a brief introduction.  Based on our attendance at a previous event like this, it will be an enlightening experience, and well worth going to.

“This first summer month” A Celebration of The Ruba’iya’t of Omar Khayya’m

Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconcilation and Peace

78 Bishopsgate
EC2N 4AG London
United Kingdom

For more information and tickets


Charles also adds the following information about a historical link between Edward FitzGerald and St Ethelburga’s. 

Edward FitzGerald attended the King Edward the Sixth School in Bury St Edmunds at the same time as John Medows Rodwell  1808 – 1900 likewise born in Suffolk who was Ordained in 1832, translated the Koran published in 1861, and who was the Rector of St Ethelburga’s from 1843 until he retired. There is mention of him once in the Terhune edition of FitzGerald’s letters. How well they knew each other, possibly corresponded with each other (correspondence destroyed ?)  is as yet unknown.

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  1. Garry Garrard permalink
    March 20, 2018 6:02 pm

    The link with the Rev Rodwell is interesting. Does anybody know whether he is related to Brigadier General E.H. Rodwell who published his own version of Omar’s Rubaiyat in 1931?
    It seems likely since the Brigadier quotes the Reverent Rodwell’s version of the Koran in his notes

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