The Wordsworth Winter School


The 2022 Wordsworth Winter School will be held on 14-19 February, 2022. 




Peter Dale

Brandon Yen



Irm Hollenbach


124 Southfield Road, Oxford, OX4 1PA


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 2022 Winter School: 14-19 February 2022


Lecturer announcements to come


As an extra treat, on the Wednesday afternoon, Cecilia Powell will give a talk in the Jerwood on Wordsworth as Lake District guide, with particular reference to the 1820 guide.  A display of printings of what eventually became the Guide to the Lakes and allied archive material will accompany the talk. 

Elizabeth Scheer, David Chandler, and Elsa Hammond will be our seminar tutors.


Registration will open by 31 October


For an impression of the event please browse recent programmes in the Archive.


Residential Rates 2020 (accommodation and meals)


To this should be added the registration fee of £210 (or £189 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)£520 £520

Single (or sole use of a double/twin) with Front View



Shared Double/Twin (per person)


Shared Double/Twin (per person) with Front View

The Stable Cottage (sleeps 4, with sitting room and garden) p.o.a


Non-Resident Attendance:

All non-residential attendance must be pre-booked.





Day rate


includes full participation in all events, including lunch and dinner

Five-day rate


includes full participation in all events, including lunch and dinner


Day rate


Includes all events, but no meals

Five-day rate


Includes all events, but no meals


Day rate


Lectures and papers only


Locals Session Rates

£10 per person



Non Participant Rates

£110 for a 5 day non-participant


Student Attendance


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


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