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Talk, Sat 28 Sep 2019, £5

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Why Read



    When we think of great works of literature, we sometimes picture serious tomes written by serious writers: unapproachable, historic…and on occasion, deeply daunting!

    In this series of talks we travel back to when the Romantic authors were just starting out. Some were already establishing a reputation, others were yet to make a name for themselves, but all were creating work that would survive and thrive over the passing centuries…and none of them would have been able to imagine the impact that they still have today. Reading their works while the ink was still fresh, and hearing them for the first time, were experiences that couldn’t be matched – until now.

    Our talks will introduce you to this diverse set of influential writers through the very best bits of their work. Ideal if you are new to these authors – and a pleasure for everyone to hear the words aloud, read by people who know them very well indeed. Our speakers will set aside their lecture notes, reading to you from original 200 year old books, surrounded by beautiful early editions of all the Romantic authors…and we’ve even given them the option of doing it in character!

    In this talk Dr Meiko O’Halloran of Newcastle University will introduce you to the writing of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poet, literary critic, philosopher, and theologian.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Sat 28 Sep 2019 16:00 to 17:00


    All tickets are £5.00


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

    As Dove Cottage is an historic building, we have been unable to make provision for disabled access. However most wheelchairs will find the ground floor accessible.


    The Wordsworth Trust


    Town End,
    LA22 9SH


    Plan route to Dove Cottage using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: NY 341070  Lat: 54.45410 Long: -3.01792

    By Bus: Hop on the regular 599 open top service from Bowness, Windermere and Ambleside. Sit back, relax and admire the stunning views across the Lakes. The 555 also runs regularly between Keswick, Grasmere, Windermere and Kendal. The bus stops just across the Road from Dove Cottage.

    By bike: There are cycle parking stands near the attraction's restaurant.

    On Foot: There is an easy and safe two-minute walking route from Grasmere to Dove Cottage along Stock Lane. There is also a lakeside path or the Coffin Trail Bridleway which links Grasmere to Rydal near Ambleside. Both are fairly easy-going routes with great views.

    By Car: Leave the M6 at jct 36, follow signs for Kendal, Windermere and Ambleside. Dove Cottage, the Wordsworth Museum and Art Gallery is located on the A591, the main Kendal to Keswick road through the Lake District, just South of the Grasmere mini roundabout.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Windermere station

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