31 Oct 2019

From the Charnel-House to the Future of Law Enforcement – It’s Franken Time!

Jerwood Centre

This Halloween, Richard Stanton takes us on a journey through some of his favourite modern reinterpretations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

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02 Nov 2019

‘A Creature Doomed to Despair’: Anxiety, Depression and Feeling with Sara Coleridge

Jerwood Centre

In this talk Dr Jo Taylor introduces some of Sara Coleridge’s most moving works, and uses them to explore how anxiety and depression can be – sometimes simultaneously – a personal curse and a creative blessing.

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05 Nov 2019

The Hidden Life of Sara Coleridge

Café

What did Dorothy Wordsworth write about Sara Coleridge (wife of Samuel Taylor Coleridge) in her letters, and why was she so critical of her?

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12 Nov 2019

The Wordsworths and Food

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What does our manuscript collection, and the work of food historian Peter Brears, tell us about the recipes that the Wordsworths used and the food that they bought?

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19 Nov 2019

The Romantics and Ancient Art

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How did the eighteenth-century vogue for collecting antiquities inspire Romantic poets and artists?

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20 Nov 2019

Annual London Lecture: ‘Vital Stream’: Love and Creativity in the Wordsworth Circle, 1802

Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Professor Lucy Newlyn reads from her new collection, Vital Stream, and describes how she has re-told a famous love story for a modern audience, in sonnet-form.

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23 Nov 2019

Poetry and Blindness

Jerwood Centre

This talk by Professor Michael Bradshaw looks afresh at the lives and writings of Ann Batten Cristall, William Wordsworth and other Romantic-era writers, drawing upon the real experience of visual impairment.

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26 Nov 2019

The Wordsworths and Windermere Ferry

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Wordsworth frequently used the ferry as a schoolboy and a young man – what stories does it have to tell, and how has it changed over the centuries?

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