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22.12.2017

Answers to the Christmas quiz…

1 a) Shelley b) Keats c) Wordsworth d) Coleridge e) Byron 2 a) Coleridge b) Wordsworth c) Keats – he wrote part of Endymion while staying at Magdalen Hall in 1817. d) Byron e) Shelley – in University College 3 a) Shelley – his first wife, Harriet Westbrook b) Coleridge c) Byron – Annabella Milbanke, […]

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09.05.2017

A Fairtrade Walk: In the footsteps of Wordsworth and Clarkson

by John Coombe  On 15 April 2017, John Coombe (Deputy Visitor Experience Manager) took part in a special walk from Pooley Bridge to Dove Cottage, which celebrated an important Wordsworthian anniversary and the International Festival of Fairtrade Walks. Here, he explains more about the event and its importance. There were 3 particular reasons why we […]

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29.09.2016

Wordsworth in the Landscape

This summer the Wordsworth Trust partnered with the Lake District National Park Authority for a series of walks in the landscape that inspired Wordsworth and his poetry.  Here Belinda Turnbull and Mike O’Donoghue from the National Park Authority tell us a bit more about the project and its role in the exciting bid for the […]

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25.07.2016

Percy Bysshe Shelley: ‘Atheist. Lover of Humanity. Democrat’

by Graham Henderson This is how how Shelley described himself, during a visit to Chamonix and Mont Blanc in mid July 1816, in the company of Mary Godwin (later his wife), and her stepsister Claire Clairmont. According to his biographer, James Bieri, he “made at least four such registry inscriptions, including two hotels in Chamonix, […]

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04.05.2016

Another Solitary Reaper

The Parkhill Poets are a group of writers who meet together every week at Copeland Occupational and Social Centre (COSC) in Maryport, a social and day care centre for adults with physical disabilities. Over the past 10 years they have enjoyed each other’s company, shared their ideas and experience and written poetry both individually and […]

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15.12.2014

The Christmas prize quiz

Here’s some fun for the festive season. Test out your knowledge of the Romantic poets in this quiz –the five answers to each of the following questions relate to either Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats or Shelley. Can you tell which is which? Each question has five answers except Question 7, which has one. 1. Who […]

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