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.
|Summer Conference Director
|Professor Nicholas Roe
|Winter School Directors
|Professor Bruce Graver
|Dr Patty O'Boyle
Professor Simon Bainbridge; Dr Elsa Hammond; Dr Thomas Owens; Dr Paige Tovey Jones
Members and Friends of the Wordsworth Conference Foundation pay a one-off 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 our Contact page at
and either pay your Life Subscription by PayPal using the button (the £311 includes transfer charges and currency conversion), or send a sterling cheque for £295 to: The Wordsworth Conference Foundation, 2 The Grove, North End, Durham DH1 4LU UK, 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
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