From behind-the-scenes glimpses at our collection and all the hard work and care that goes into caring for it, to recordings of events or poetry readings, we are continually updating this page with new intriguing and entertaining videos.  Keep checking back to make sure that you are up to date with all the goings on here at the Wordsworth Trust!

William Wordsworth's daffodils poem (I wandered lonely as a cloud)

This video tells the story of how William Wordsworth's poem 'I wandered lonely as a Cloud' was composed. The most famous poem in the English language was ...

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Journeywoman: Walking in the Footsteps of Dorothy Wordsworth

On 7 October 1818, Dorothy Wordsworth became one of the very first women to climb Scafell Pike, England's tallest mountain. This, to our knowledge, is the ...

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'Expostulation and Reply' & 'The Tables Turned' || William Wordsworth

Our Education Officer, Catherine Kay, explores William Wordsworth's poems 'Expostulation and Reply' and 'The Tables Turned.' If you are interested in learning ...

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Dorothy Wordsworth || Women behind the Words

Melissa Mitchell, Assistant Curator at the Wordsworth Trust, speaks to Marian Veevers, Dove Cottage Guide and author, about Dorothy Wordsworth and the lives ...

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Top Hat Flies Over Edge: A Walk up Skiddaw

'Top Hat Flies Over Edge' A film by Kate Usher and Esther Edusi On the same day that Dorothy climbed Scafell Pike in 1818, a group of her friends made their ...

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Wordsworth Trust Traineeships

Watch this film to learn more about the Wordsworth Trust's Traineeship from Ella, one of our current Education Trainees, including what it is like to live in the ...

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Dove Cottage by Firelight

Recorded on a November afternoon in Dove Cottage, Grasmere.

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Thomas Bewick Collection

Curator Jeff Cowton introduces us to a very special new acquisition for the Wordsworth Trust's collection. This collection came to the Trust through the generosity ...

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Dorothy Wordsworth's Scafell Pike Letter

Professor Paul Westover, from Brigham Young University, Utah, explores one of the surviving copies of Dorothy Wordsworth's Scafell Pike account, and shares ...

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The Wordsworth Trust

The Wordsworth Trust cares for Dove Cottage, the home of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, at Grasmere, in the heart of the Lake District. Here at Dove Cottage, ...

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Women behind the Words - Wordsworth Trust

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Welcome to the Wordsworth Trust's Channel!

Welcome to our channel! Here we post all kinds of behind the scenes films, talks, poetry readings and more! Subscribe to stay up to date with all the latest ...

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A Remarkable Notebook: Coleridge's Companion in Malta

What is so special about this notebook? The Wordsworth Trust's Curator tells us about this manuscript, which tells the story of the relationship between William, ...

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A Notebook for Coleridge || Women behind the Words

Curators Melissa and Jeff explore one of the Wordsworth Trust's most treasured manuscripts: an amazing notebook filled with Wordsworth's poems, including ...

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Mary Wordsworth || Women behind the Words

Kay Adkins, one of our archive volunteers, tells us about her research into the life of Mary Wordsworth, and what she has learned from studying Mary's original ...

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Assistant Curators at Work

Ever wondered what our Assistant Curators get up to here in the Jerwood Centre, the Wordsworth Trust's library and archive next door to Dove Cottage?

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Dove Cottage Garden // A Winter's Day

Filmed on 23 January 2019.

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In Search of Mary Shelley || Fiona Sampson

Award winning writer and poet, Fiona Sampson MBE, tells us all about her new book 'In Search of Mary Shelley', and corresponding exhibition at the ...

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Cleaning Dorothy Wordsworth's Cushion

Our Collections Trainees Katherine Robson and Poppy Garett explain how we use a special Museum Vac to clean delicate artefacts during our annual Dove ...

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Explore Thomas Bewick's Manuscripts Online

You can now explore the manuscript archive of acclaimed 18th century natural history author and engraver Thomas Bewick online! Use this link to access our ...

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Digitising Thomas Bewick's Manuscripts

Want to learn more about how we are digitising our Thomas Bewick manuscript collection? Thomas Bewick was an English engraver and a natural history ...

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Thomas De Quincey || Stories from the Collection

Our Curator Jeff explores the editorial journey of Thomas De Quincey's 'Confessions of an English-Opium Eater' - an enquiry sparked by the recent Romantic ...

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'Michael' || William Wordsworth

Our Education Officer, Catherine Kay, explores William Wordsworth's poem 'Michael', first published in the 1800 edition of 'Lyrical Ballads'. If you are interested ...

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William Wordsworth's Portmanteau Returns to Dove Cottage || Wordsworth Trust

William Wordsworth's portmanteau has been away for conservation at Lancashire Conservation Studios in Preston. Follow members of the Wordsworth Trust's ...

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Dove Cottage: Curator's Highlights

Our Curator, Jeff Cowton, talks about some highlights that can be found inside Dove Cottage, William Wordsworth's former home.

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Women's Walks to Remember || Dorothy Wordsworth

'No need of motion, or of strength, Or even the breathing air; —I thought of Nature's loveliest scenes; And with Memory I was there.' Dorothy Wordsworth wrote ...

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Poetry & Paint || A Community Outreach Exhibition

What can we do with poetry and paint? This question was the basis for a series of experimental workshops led by Susan Allen, the Wordsworth Trust's ...

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Coleridge's Literary Life, a talk by Seamus Perry

One of the greatest books of prose from the Romantic age was published in 1817. Coleridge's Biographia Literaria is at once an autobiography, recounting with ...

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William & Dorothy Wordsworth's Christmas Eve Letter || Wordsworth Letter Series

Assistant Curator Melissa explores the letter William and Dorothy Wordsworth wrote to their good friend, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, on Christmas Eve 1799, just 4 ...

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