Simon Armitage
credit: Paul Wolfgang Webster
Honorary Fellow

Professor Simon Armitage CBE was appointed Poet Laureate in May 2019.

He is Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds and, in addition to poetry, has published two novels and writes for the stage, radio, television and film.

Professor Armitage was the University’s Professor of Poetry from 2015 to 2019 and in March 2015 he visited Trinity to give the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture. He was an Honorary Visiting Fellow of the college from October 2015 and was elected an Honorary Fellow in May 2019.