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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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04.05.2017

In the footsteps of the Shelleys: Switzerland and Mont Blanc

by Anna Mercer   In June 2016 I made a pilgrimage to an area in Europe known for its sublime scenery. I have read so much about the snowy peaks of the Alps and the shores of Lake Geneva, primarily from two sources that figure in my life because of my PhD research at the […]

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25.04.2017

Open to everyone: The Wordsworth Winter School

Every year since 1983 , around 50 students, academics and poetry lovers have come together to immerse themselves in the poetry of Wordsworth in the landscape which inspired him.  This blog is by Stephen Gill, who has been involved in the event for a long time, and is passionate about opening up this special experience to […]

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20.04.2017

‘’Huge and blackbearded and ferocious’’: Byron’’s manservant Tita Falcieri

by Claudia Oliver If there is one thing I have learnt about my ancestor Giovanni Battista Falcieri, as I have worked on my biography of him and the film script that seeks to bring his story to life, it is that he was an absolute nightmare to live with. He had the Italian temperament, of […]

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10.04.2017

Wordsworth in Leicestershire

by Jeanne Rae Coleorton is an unremarkable village in North West Leicestershire, where the landscape was defined for almost 500 years by a coal industry that’s long since gone. The old colliery site has been planted over by the National Forest and Coleorton Hall, a Grade II listed building that once hosted a buzzing hive […]

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07.04.2017

The winners of the 2017 Wordsworth birthday poetry competition

We had so many great entries for this it was really hard to come up with a shortlist, and our judge Jenny Uglow had an even tougher task coming up with a winner.  As she said, “The shortlisted poems were fascinating, technically and in their subject matter. For almost all the writers spots of time rightly […]

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05.04.2017

Theatre review: 'William Wordsworth', by Nicholas Pierpan

By Katherine Robson As a Collections Trainee at the Wordsworth Trust, my role involves answering public enquiries about our collection. Recently, I was sent some interesting questions from actress, Emma Pallant. To prepare for her role as Dorothy Wordsworth in an upcoming play about William Wordsworth, Emma wanted to know more about Dorothy’s character and […]

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23.03.2017

'A Revolution in Female Manners'’: The Political Portraiture of Mary Wollstonecraft

by Lucy Peltz   From America’s Declaration of Independence in 1776 to the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815, Britain’s economic, social and political stability was in turmoil. Against this backdrop of revolution abroad, the relations between the sexes – and their proper roles — were increasingly challenged. While the figure of the respectable […]

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