School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Wordsworth Trust (Dove Cottage)

Wordsworth Trust and Dove Cottage

We are proud of our long history of working in partnership with the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere. The Trust's first Director, Dr Robert Woof, combined his role with that of Reader in English in our School.

The Trust plays an important role in meeting the research and training needs of many of our postgraduate students.

Postgraduate research students may apply to the School's partnership fund to support a visiting residency. Our graduates are eligible to apply for a traineeship with the Trust to train for a career in museums.

The Trust's 'Turning Pages' technology is used in the 'Manuscript, Print, Digital' module of our MA in English Literature 1500-1900.

We organise visits to Dove Cottage, The Wordsworth Museum and the Jerwood Centre every semester. These visits are open to Master's students and Final Honours undergraduates.

They include workshops led by curatorial staff that focus on the Trust's collection of manuscripts and printed books.

Research into the Trust's collections is facilitated through the Robinson Library's acquisition of  Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape.

Find out more on the Wordsworth Trust website.

Media resources

This short film is of an interview conducted at Dove Cottage between Beatrice Turner and Jeff Cowton, The Wordsworth Trust's curator. Beatrice's talks about her experiences during a two-week residency at Dove Cottage.

A group of Masters in Literature students made this short film about the years that the Wordsworths' spent in Dove Cottage. It is anticipated that the film will be used by The Wordsworth Trust as an educational resource for tourists and visitors to Dove Cottage.