The Wordsworth Centre for the Study of Poetry

The Wordsworth Centre for the Study of Poetry is housed within the Department of English and Creative Writing.

It was established in 1987 by Professor Keith Hanley and is currently co-directed by Sally Bushell and Simon Bainbridge.  Its primary aim is to promote interest in Wordsworth and the Lake District at an undergraduate, postgraduate and wider level thinking about relationships between past and present responses to poetry in place from the Romantic period to the present day.  

The Wordsworth Centre has developed strong links with The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere with whom we have undertaken two collaborative research projects and a collaborative Doctoral fellowship.  From 2012 we have had a Formal Agreement with The Wordsworth Trust as part of which we allocate one Internship each year and run an annual “Immersive Week” for Postgraduates.  In a rich and varied experience, students learn about curatorial and academic approaches to texts and objects as well as responding to poetry in the landscape in which it was written.

Please visit the Wordsworth Centre website for information.