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!

Boat Stealing || William Wordsworth's 'Prelude'
20.07.2018

Our Education Officer, Catherine Kay, explores the 'boat stealing' episode from William Wordsworth's poem 'The Prelude'. If you are interested in learning more ...

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Explore Thomas Bewick's Manuscripts Online
13.07.2018

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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Preparing a Loan || Four Lowther letters go on loan to the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry
06.07.2018

Have you ever wondered what happens when something is loaned from a museum? In this video we follow the journey of four letters that recently went on loan ...

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The Female Romantics || Women behind the Words
22.06.2018

Two of our young volunteers, Maggie and Holly, tell us about some lesser known female Romantic writers, and explore the lessons we can learn from them ...

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Archive and Library Tour || Dove Cottage, Grasmere
13.06.2018

On 8 June 2018, we broadcast our first ever tour of our archive and library, the Jerwood Centre, via Facebook live stream! Assistant Curator Melissa shows us ...

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'The Tables Turned' by William Wordsworth
12.06.2018

'The Tables Turned' by William Wordsworth, was first published in his 1798 collection of poems Lyrical Ballads. This film features footage from Dove Cottage, ...

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'Lines Written in Early Spring' by William Wordsworth
12.06.2018

'Lines Written in Early Spring' was composed in 1798, and published the same year in Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's collection of poetry, Lyrical ...

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In Search of Mary Shelley || Fiona Sampson
22.05.2018

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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William Wordsworth's daffodils poem (I wandered lonely as a cloud)
21.05.2018

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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Mary Shelley and Frankenstein || Exhibition Behind the Scenes
15.05.2018

Follow our curators as they install our latest exhibition 'In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein' over five days. This exhibition has be ...

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Meet the Team at Dove Cottage, Grasmere
28.03.2018

Find out what we do and why we like working here at the Wordsworth Trust! www.wordsworth.org.uk www.reimaginingwordsworth.org.uk.

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Women's Lives Through Letters || Dove Cottage Talk
16.03.2018

Assistant Curator Melissa discusses what we can learn about the lives of women through their letters by the fireside in Dove Cottage. Part of the 'Women behind ...

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Mary Wordsworth || Women behind the Words
09.03.2018

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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Wordsworth Exhibition Preparation || Women behind the Words
25.01.2018

Assistant Curator Melissa prepares for our upcoming 'Women behind the Words' exhibition by taking out some special manuscripts from the archives here in the ...

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Visit Dove Cottage
23.01.2018

Some beautiful, aerial shots of Dove Cottage, as well as key information for visitors.

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Cleaning Dorothy Wordsworth's Cushion
18.01.2018

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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Welcome to the Wordsworth Trust's Channel!
10.01.2018

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 special delivery: Lord Byron's snuff box
02.01.2018

Watch as our Curator unpacks a very special delivery! This is Lord Byron's snuff box, and, according to the accompanying note, is his favourite one! 'Byron's ...

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Dora Wordsworth || Women behind the Words
22.12.2017

Megan Beech, published poet and PhD student, shares her thoughts on Dora Wordsworth, daughter of the poet. Melissa and Megan discuss Dora's life and that ...

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Manuscript Conservation Part 2
15.12.2017

Another magical manuscript cleaning method! This special, non-abrasive eraser absorbs dirt and dust or smoke film from the paper. For more manuscript ...

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A Notebook for Coleridge || Women behind the Words
13.12.2017

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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Manuscript Conservation Part 1
05.12.2017

Here we use a smoke sponge to remove dust and dirt from this manuscript letter in our Thomas Bewick collection. You can see an instant difference! Smoke ...

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A Remarkable Letter || Women behind the Words
29.11.2017

Melissa Mitchell, Assistant Curator at the Wordsworth Trust, Dove Cottage, explores a remarkable letter written by William, Dorothy and Mary to their dear friend ...

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Dorothy Wordsworth || Women behind the Words
15.11.2017

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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Women behind the Words - Wordsworth Trust
13.11.2017

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Assistant Curators at Work
10.11.2017

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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Women behind the Words
01.11.2017

We'd like to introduce to our new project: Women behind the Words. When studying the manuscript drafts of Wordsworth's poetry today, we often see the words ...

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Digitising Thomas Bewick's Manuscripts
24.08.2017

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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Coleridge's Literary Life, a talk by Seamus Perry
11.05.2017

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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'Eat your Words' by the Parkhill Poets
08.12.2016

'Eat your Words' is a poem written by the Parkhill Poets of COSC, Maryport. With special thanks to John Crouch, the Parkhill Poets and everyone at COSC, ...

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