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Talks

Wordsworth for the 21st Century

Dove Cottage & Garden

27 February 2018
2.00 - 3.00pm

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We are very privileged to be able to use the houseplace of Dove Cottage as the Wordsworth family did – as a place to share a cup of tea and slices of toast together, accompanied by lively conversation and an opportunity to learn something new. There are twelve Dove Cottage Tuesdays talks this winter, six in December and six in February, and each discussion will be led by Wordsworth Trust staff on a topic of their choice. This afternoon Engagement Officer Tom Langridge will talk about the continuing impact of the Wordsworths' writings on our own daily lives. 

Wordsworth wrote his most powerful and defining works at Dove Cottage at the turn of the 19th-century, during a time of great social and political turmoil. His poems from this period explore many issues that are as important in today’s world as they were in his lifetime, from the plight of the poor and the individual’s role in the community to the power of memory and our changing relationship with nature.  Tom will explore the positive impact that encounters with William’s and his sister Dorothy’s writings can have on our lives today and discuss what it means to reimagine the Wordsworths for different 21st-century audiences.

Cost: £7 (including tea and toast)

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