Below is the programme for last year's Winter School:

THE 2016 WINTER SCHOOL

Monday 16 February

18.00 Reception & Introduction
19.00 Dinner
20.40 A Poetry Reading: Richard Gravil & John Rowe

Tuesday 17 February 

 09.30 Will Christie ~ 'One of the most annoying books in any language': Reading Coleridge's Biographia Literaria
 11.00 Seminars
 12.30 B Walk: Circuit of Rydal and Grasmere
 13.00 Excursion: to be announced at Monday evening Reception
 17.30 Stephen Gill ~ Wordsworth 1815-1820: 'A Daylight Art'
 20.20 A Poetry Reading: Richard Gravil & John Rowe                                                                                                                    21.00 Auction

Wednesday 18 February

 09.30 David Chandler ~ 'Decisions of absolute value': Wordsworth's 1815 'system'
 11.00 Seminars
 12.30 A Walk: Nab Scar & Alcock Tarn
 12.45 Excursion: Ruskin's home at Brantwood
 17.30 Joanna Taylor ~ Christabels in and after 1816
 20.20 A Poetry Reading: Richard Gravil & John Rowe                                                                                                                    21.00 Debate: This House believes that STC was more influential than WW in the post-war years

Thursday 19 February

 09.30 Fred Burwick ~ Kubla Khan, 1816
 11.00 Seminars
 12.30 Walk to Dove Cottage via coffin path, or
 13.00 Transport for an afternoon at Dove Cottage                                                                                                                            13.30 Debbie Pfuntner ~ Dorothy Wordsworth and the Rydal Years: Re-Inventing Herself and Her Commonplace Book Poetry  14.30 Jeff Cowton ~ Introduction to & viewing of the exhibition 'Shepherds to Char-a-bancs'                                                        17.30 Anthony Harding ~ Wordsworth and Nation                                                                                                                                20.20 A Poetry Reading: Richard Gravil & John Rowe                                                                                                                      21.00 Play (David Chandler): The Siege of Dove Cottage; or, The Savage Tamed

Friday 20 February

 09.30 Richard Gravil ~ Tone
 11.00 Seminars
 12.20 Fell Walk: A Walk: Helm Crag (from Grasmere)
 12.40 Excursion: Swarthmoor Hall & Cumbria Crystal (Ulverston)
 17.30 Peter Dale ~ Lyrical Ballads and Ballad Lyrics
 20.30 Finale: the traditional last night of readings and music

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Saturday 21 February

11.00 The Jonathan Wordsworth Memorial Lecture at the Jerwood Centre:
John Rowe ~ Wordsworthian Childhood: 'The Child Is Father Of The Man'