Tuesday. Oct 20th

Typist collected the work. I started more. We went to Oxford with Tom & Julie by train. Stayed at Clarendon. Called on Tom (porter at St John's). We went to dinner at Ch.Ch. at the rooms of Howarth. I in evening dress, Laura in red velvet skirt, gree[RG] long[RG]emerald earrings, white blouse with many red buttons, gold Ibizan necklace. Present L, me, Tom, Julie, Dunnet, Alan Hodge, a girl called Tallent[RG], Kenneth Allott, and Audrey Beecham.
At Taylorian Institute Laura addressed English club. Subject: The End of The World and spoke at the end on politics. Howarth had just made a speech on the importance of the English Club being an anti-fascist organization. Some good questions e.g. by one Charles Owen an American, & several obstructive ones from obvious communists. Afterwards talk in the Randolph lounge. Mostly Allott. We liked Audrey Beecham best.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Oxford

    England
    home of Oxford University eds.
  • Clarendon Hotel

    Oxford, England
  • St John's College

    Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
    Robert Graves attended this college at Oxford from 1920-22. It is now the home of the Robert Graves Trust. eds.
  • Christ Church [College]

    Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
    One of the colleges at Oxford University. eds.
  • Taylorian Institute

    Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
    At Oxford University. eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG
  • Julie

    Matthews, Julie
    Tom Matthews' wife. WG
  • Howarth

    Howarth, P.J.F.
    poet at Oxford eds.
  • Dunnet

    Dunnet, Denzil J.
    Marxist critic and historian KG
  • Allott

    Allott, Kenneth
    Welsh poet (1912-1973) eds.
  • Audrey Beecham

    Beecham, Audrey
    friend of Alan Hodge KG
  • Charles Owen

    Owen, Charles
    an American RG; attended LR's Oxford address, October 20, 1936 eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.