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raised of £2,000 target by 13 supporters

    Weʼve raised £530 to Help Simon Bring It Home

    Funded on Thursday, 15th September 2016

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    I've been writing a PhD in English Literature for a very long time, on the poet Laura Riding. I began in Cambridge in 1994, was interrupted by M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1997, and picked it up again 6 years ago as my energy allowed, and I've been chipping away at it since then.

    Well, I am finally nearing completion now, and am looking forward to stepping into the world beyond it. This will complete a circle more than 20 years in the making, and I cannot tell you how important it is to me to see it finished and to move on. It is quite simply momentous!

    Why am I telling you this? Because I need help to bring it home. To give the thesis the original content it needs to pass, I must make a research trip to study manuscript sources – letters, poem drafts, handwritten papers, that kind of stuff. These are held in New York State, in the NY public library, Cornell and Yale Universities.

    Because of my years in the wilderness, I don’t have the means to afford it, and so I need help to make the trip, which I plan to take in September of this year. I need to go for 2 weeks, and I estimate my total costs will be between £2000-£2500.

    Anything you can give will be deeply appreciated. You have my heartfelt thanks....

    Help me bring it home!



    Simon Tilbury

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    • Simon Tilbury7 years ago
      Simon Tilbury

      Simon Tilbury

      7 years ago
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      To all who contributed to my fundraiser via JustGiving - THANKYOU! With your help, I have no completed my research trip, and am getting into the final phase of my thesis. You have given me the opportunity to bring it home - Thanks again, you have all been so generous and kind!

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    • Anonymous


      Sep 5, 2016

      Sorry we couldn't make your find raising night !! Best of luck to you on your travels to the Big Apple !! Hope all goes Alison and Steve x


    • Tracy


      Sep 4, 2016

      This is half the money for the auction for the Play - Belinda will contribute the other half. Brilliant night and well done Simon x


    • Kate Reynolds

      Kate Reynolds

      Sep 3, 2016

      'You must go on. I can't go on.I'll go on.'Beckett- the unnamable


    • Anne Gibbs

      Anne Gibbs

      Sep 2, 2016

      Is it really 20 years since we were at Cambridge? You simply must finish!! Love Anne Gibbs


    • Ellen de Vries

      Ellen de Vries

      Sep 2, 2016

      YEAH. Bring it home!! xxxxx


    • Gerry kassab

      Gerry kassab

      Sep 2, 2016

      Good luck with the final leg of the Phd odyssey. With Metta Gerry


    • Anonymous


      Aug 2, 2016

      What a great place to finish your studies. New York New York!! Go for it!


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