The first Saturday in August has become a much-anticipated date in our calendar as the Thelwall Society’s annual Grasmere lecture. John Thelwall, a friend of Wordsworth and Coleridge, was a fascinating man who led an extraordinary life campaigning for political democracy and human rights. Each year, a member of the Society presents a talk showing why his beliefs and writings are still relevant today. This year’s speaker will be announced on our website in the spring, along with an outline of the chosen topic.
On this afternoon, we also welcome Michelle Faubert, University of Manitoba, to introduce us to Mary Shelley’s novel Mathilda and Geoffrey Bindman, a Fellow of the Wordsworth Trust, to show some of rare Shelley books in the collection in connection with our summer exhibition In Search of Mary Shelley.
Jerwood Centre, £5Contact us to book