Wordsworth Summer Conference

Wordsworth Summer Conference

Wordsworth Summer Conference

  • Monday 8th – Thursday 18th August 2022 (4 or 9 full days)
  • Organisers: The Wordsworth Conference Foundation

Key Features:

Hiking, Excursions, Local walks Keynote Lectures and Conference Papers Either 4 or 9 full days in Rydal

The 2022 Wordsworth Summer Conference will be the 50th anniversary conference since Richard Wordsworth’s inaugural conference gathering in 1970. We will continue the format pioneered by Richard, mingling lectures, papers and lively academic debate with energetic fell walking, picturesque rambles, and excursions to places of Wordsworthian and Romantic interest. There will be an opportunity to explore the treasures of the Wordsworth Trust’s collections with the curator Jeff Cowton, and an evening visit to Wordsworth's Rydal Mount and garden with a glass of wine. In 2022 our excursions are likely to include an all-day visit to Malham Cove and Gordale Scar - two sublime landscapes repeatedly visited by William and Dorothy Wordsworth. High points for energetic fell walkers will include ascents of celebrated peaks in the Lake District.

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