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    What's the nation's least-forgotten poetry?

    Published on 03/10/2014 by David Birkett

    At a time when the merit or otherwise of obliging children to learn poems by heart is provoking impassioned debate, The University of Cambridge has launched a nationwide survey to identify those poems which have been most committed to memory  in the UK.  The Poetry and Memory Project is supported by former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion, and will investigate how the processes of learning and reciting poetry affect the minds and behaviours of those doing so. To participate in this, the first survey of its kind, visit http://www.poetryandmemory.com


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