The Wordsworth Conference Foundation

registered charity number 1124319

Organizers of the Wordsworth Summer Conference and Winter School

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

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

Conference Director: Professor Nicholas Roe

Winter School Directors: Dr Gordon Bottomley, Professor Stephen Gill

Conference and Winter School Administrator: Carrie Taylor

Trustees 2017/2018

Simon Bainbridge; David Chandler; Oliver Clarkson; Stephen Gill; Richard Gravil; Elsa Hammond; 
Felicity James; Stacey McDowell; Michael O'Neill; Thomas Owens; Daniel Robinson; Nicholas Roe

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. For details, please contact the Foundation Secretary. To become a Friend, simply send your name and contact details to Richard Gravil at 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 address above, 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.