About the Wordsworth Conference Foundation


The Foundation was incorporated on 5 April 2008 and listed as a charity on 3 June 2008,

its purposes being to manage and develop the Wordsworth Summer Conference and Winter School

and to administer bursaries to enable postgraduate students and private scholars to attend these events.





Acting Chairman Dr Richard Gravil
Summer Conference Director Professor Nicholas Roe
Winter School Directors Professor Stephen Gill, Dr Richard Gravil
Membership Secretary Professor Bruce Graver
Conferences Administrator Irmgard Hollenbach (from October 2018)
Treasurer Dr Oliver Clarkson
Posgraduate Representative Inês Rosa


Other Trustees

Professor Simon Bainbridge; Ms Elsa Hammond; Dr Thomas Owens; Prof. Daniel Robinson


Members and Friends


Members and Friends of the Foundation pay a Life Subscription of £295. Membership is a legal status, requiring election by the Trustees and the signing of a liability guarantee. Members have a vote at General Meetings and in the Election of Trustees. Friends enjoy the same privilege of a 10% discount on the fee element of our conferences, for a period of fifteen years, but without the legal liability or the voting rights. For details, please contact the Foundation Secretary. 


To become a Friend, simply send your name and contact details using out Contact page and either pay your Life Subscription by Paypal using the button below (the £311 includes transfer charges and currency conversion), or send a sterling cheque for £295 to: The Wordsworth Conference Foundation, Tirril Hall, Tirril, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2JE, payable to the "Wordsworth Conference Foundation". It is of course possible to sign up first as a Friend of the Foundation and then apply for election as a Voting Member.





The Wordsworth Conference Foundation : Annual Reviews 

Wordsworth Conference Foundation, Annual Review 2017-2018
WCF Annual Review 2017-18 PDF Circulatio[...]
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Wordsworth Conference Foundation, Annual Review 2015-2016
WCF Annual Review 2015-16.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]
Wordsworth Conference Foundation, Annual Review 2014-2015
WCF Annual Review 2014-15_Optimised.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.5 MB]
Wordsworth Conference Foundation. Annual Review, 2013-2014
A Textual and Photographic Record
WCF Annual Review 2013-14_optimized.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]

Images from Richard Wordsworth's Conference in the 1970s and 1980s

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The Wordsworth Conference Foundation
Tirril Hall, Tirril, Penrith,
Cumbria CA10 2JE

Registered in England and Wales, Company No. 6556368
Registered Charity No. 1124319
Registered Office: Clint Mill, Cornmarket, Penrith CA11 7HW