A Talk on ‘The Waste Land’ by Dr Ian Jones
“April is the cruellest month” at least according to the poet T. S. Eliot - and most people in Kent would have agreed last Monday, as it was battered by gale force winds and incessant rain. However, the weather was on cue for a rendition of part of the ‘The Waste Land’ from which the line was taken. So, on final day of April, Wellesley House played host to a leading Eliot advocate - Dr Ian Jones. Dr Ian Jones, a former University professor, has spent a considerable amount of time (over the last three years) directing the T S Eliot Reading Group on recitations of The Waste Land, as well as delivering a series of lectures, as a central part of the exhibition - Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ - which has been running at the Turner Contemporary in Margate, over the last three months.