12 Nov 2019

The Wordsworths and Food

Café

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

Café

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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21 Nov 2019

Discover Poetry

Learning Space

Enjoy some seasonal poetry and a cup of tea by the fire with Grasmere poet Polly Atkin.

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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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27 Nov 2019

Finishing The Prelude

Jerwood Centre

Pamela Woof, former President of the Wordsworth Trust, leads her literature classes on Wordsworth’s great autobiographical masterpiece The Prelude for a fourth and final year.

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03 Dec 2019

Wordsworth and the Grasmere Volunteers

Café

Why did Wordsworth enlist in the Grasmere Volunteers during the Napoleonic Wars – and what was being a volunteer like?

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