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- 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....
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- 7 years ago
Simon Tilbury7 years ago
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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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 well...love Alison and Steve x
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
Sep 3, 2016
'You must go on. I can't go on.I'll go on.'Beckett- the unnamable
Sep 2, 2016
Is it really 20 years since we were at Cambridge? You simply must finish!! Love Anne Gibbs
Ellen de Vries
Sep 2, 2016
YEAH. Bring it home!! xxxxx
Sep 2, 2016
Good luck with the final leg of the Phd odyssey. With Metta Gerry
Aug 2, 2016
What a great place to finish your studies. New York New York!! Go for it!
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