Low House Farm South, Troutbeck, Windermere, LA23 1PF
The Wordsworth Winter School devotes four full days of lectures, discussions and readings to immersion in the poetry of Wordsworth and his contemporaries. There are normally two lectures, a seminar and a poetry reading on each of the main days. Afternoons are devoted to a special event, a walk or an excursion. We do not accept residential bookings for less than the full period.
For an account of the 2017 event see Stephen Gill's blog at
The 2013 Winter School looked at the significance of Wordsworth to the Romantics, some Victorians, and some Modernists.
Speakers at the 2019 Winter School considering 20th Century poets in various ways indebted to Wordsworth will be:
Richard Gravil (the Foundation) on 'Adding to Wordsworth'
Elsa Hammond (Bristol) on Thomas Hardy
Peter Dale (Freelance) on Edward Thomas
Elizabeth Scheer (Wisconsin) on Wallace Stevens
David Chandler (Doshisha) on Wade van Dore
Tony Brown (Bangor) and Rachael Davenhill (Psychoanalyst) on R S Thomas
Pamela Woof (Newcastle) on Seamus Heaney
Heather Glen (Cambridge) on Tony Harrison
Registration will open by 15 October
For an impression of the event please browse recent programmes in the Archive.
Prices will be unchanged in 2019.
To this should be added the registration fee of £180 (or 162 for Members and Friends of the Conference Foundation.
There is a Paypal payment button on the Registration Page.
|Single (or sole use of a double/twin)||£450|
|Single (or sole use of a double/twin) with Front View||£525|
|Shared Double/Twin (per person)||£400|
|Shared Double/Twin (per person) with Front View||£475|
|The Stable Cottage (sleeps 4, with sitting room and garden)||p.o.a.|
All non-residential attendance must be pre-booked.
£360 with four lunches, five dinners & refreshments (£260 without dinners).
Daily Attendance: £65 with lunch & refreshments, or £85 with lunch, dinner & refreshments.
Some residential places are reserved for bona fide unwaged students for £380 inclusive of the fee
(see also our Bursaries page).
Times for our transfer buses from and to Oxenholme railway station will be confirmed in December