Wystan Hugh Auden (Yellow)
W.H.Auden was a poet, born in York. He wrote ballads, blues, limericks, sonnets, nonsense verse, words for operas, and dramas.
When Queens’ School was established in 1969, Auden was alive and was told about the use of his name. He wrote back to say how pleased he was and that he would like to visit ‘his house’ sometime. Unfortunately he died before he could carry out his wish.
His popularity and fame increased, when his poem ‘Stop all the clocks’ (Funeral Blues) was used in the film Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Head of Auden: Christina Copsey