Hope by Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
Read by Professor Lance Butler
Arthur Conan Doyle was born on the 22nd of May 1859 at 11 Picardy Place, Edinburgh. Throughout his life, Arthur had many different roles. He was a doctor, the surgeon on a whaling vessel, a medical officer in the Boer War, a politician (briefly and unsucessfully), an advocate of Spiritualism, a poet and of course, an author.
To mark his 162nd birthday, our Chairman, Professor Lance Butler read Arthur Conan Doyle’s poem, Hope. It was first published in the collected volume Songs of the Road on 16 March 1911. Please watch the recording below and join us in remembering the brilliant man who inspired the founding of our Centre.