Landscapes of Longing

Images from the Landscapes of Longing series have been selected by CEI Directors, Professor John McGeehan and Dr Andy Pickford, for a permanent exhibition at the Centre for Enzyme Innovation at the University of Portsmouth.

"At the Centre for Enzyme Innovation, we're researching solutions to some of the most pressing global environmental problems. We're learning from the natural world – working to deliver transformative enzyme-enabled solutions for circular recycling of plastics. 

We were recently awarded £5.8 million from the Research England Expanding Excellence Fund. Coupled with significant investment by the University, this major funding will speed up our progress towards finding a solution to one of the world’s greatest environmental challenges – plastic waste."

The newly refurbished CEI Laboratories in St Michael's Building opened in Feb 2020 with an official Launch Event postponed until Summer 2021.


England Remembered Instagram

@englandremembered instagram

Follow @englandremembered on instagram to see all the additional archive images of the Soldier Poets and their families with snippets of the posts. 

Find out more about the background of the England Remembered Project and get to know our Contemporary Poets. 

Launched in Feb 2019 @englandremembered will follow the progress of the England Remembered Book until publication in 2021(delayed) and continue with information on local poetry readings and book signing events. 


England Remembered Blog

The re-launched in January 2019 shares current research for the solider poets’ biographies in the England Remembered Book and introduces our modern day writers and poets.  This is very much a collaborative project and I hope to include posts by our contributors over the next 2 years as well as interviews and excerpts of their work. 

Follow us as we continue research for the England Remembered Book in preparation for a website and crowdfunding launch now delayed until Summer 2021. 

This non-profit charity book provides donations for H4H (Help for Heroes) and will be available to purchase in Autumn/Winter 2021 (publication delayed).  Photographs published with kind permission of the National Trust and West Dean Gardens.  Supported by the University of Portsmouth.

Read more about the England Remembered Project on the

The first of our Soldier Poets is Nowell Oxland author of 'Outward Bound' written on route to Gallipoli in 1915 - read more here

Contemporary Poet and Writer Tom Gorman shares his thoughts on why poetry is important and what inspires him to write - read more here


RWA 165 Annual Open Exhibition

Pool of Tears image (Alice) is currently on show at the RWA 165 Annual Open Exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. 

'The renowned RWA Annual Open Exhibition returns for its 165th year with a stunning variety of work from emerging and established artists.....  2017's Invited Artists are Royal Academy President and prolific painter, printmaker and sculptor Christopher Le Brun, and photographic artist Tom Hunter, primarily known for his work documenting everyday life in Hackney, London.' 

To see the exhibition catalogue of works click here 

Opening hours Tues - Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 5pm.  Exhibition runs from 1 October to 3 December 2017.


Alice & The Looking Glass

Exhibition Opens at Petersfield Museum and The Flora Twort Gallery on Tuesday 22 August 2017.  Works inspired by 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There' by Lewis Carroll. 

We are led through this tale of riddles and left to question if it is ‘love that makes the world go round’ or as Alice claims ‘everybody minding their own business’.   Multi layered photographs and delicate mirrored imagery connect us to her journey.  

Opening hours 10am - 4pm Tues - Sat only.  Exhibition closes 2nd September 2017.