Public Lecture & Reading: Vahni Capildeo

Language is my home. It is alive other than in speech. It is beyond a thing to be carried with me. It is ineluctable, variegated and muscular.
— Vahni Capildeo, Measures of Expatriation

Our school is delighted to host writer Vahni Capildeo at a public event this Thursday, 16 March at 6 pm in the Chapel Lecture Theatre.

Vahni Capildeo is a writer of both poetry and prose, and a collaborative creator of performance pieces. Her recent work includes the 2016 Forward Prize-winning collection Measures of Expatriation (Carcanet). Vahni’s writing shows various influences, from her DPhil in Old Norse to her Caribbean background.

This evening, Vahni will be reading from her collections Simple Complex Shapes and Measures of Expatriation, as well as talking about her latest project, Some Things.

Entry is free, but please register for a ticket at