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The 2023 Seminar Programme Coleridge at 250: Celebrations and Reflections can be downloaded as a pdf here.
Day 01 Thursday, 19 October 2023 [Seminar]
08:45-09:00 Welcome
09:00-10:15 Session 1: Coleridge's Poetry
Jeff Cowton (Wordsworth Grasmere)
Coleridge’s Manuscripts at Dove Cottage: The Story of ‘Ode to Rain’
Stephen Bygrave (University of Southampton)
Repression or Retreat? Coleridge’s Poetry in the 1790s
10:15-10:45 Refreshment Break
10:45-12:00 Session 2: Exploring Conceptions of Poetic Making
Chris Townsend (St Andrews)
A Semblance of Truth: Coleridge and the Way Things Seem to Be
Maximiliaan van Woudenberg (Clare Hall)
Coleridge and Cambridge: Music, Poetry and the Book Trade
12:00-13:30 Lunch at Clare Hall
13:30–14:45 Session 3: Contemporary Reflections: Coleridge Then and Now
Nora Crook (Anglia Ruskin)
Coleridge and Shelley: Wallenstein’s Speech in Shelley’s Poetry
Mathelinda Nabugodi (UCL) & Robin Payne (Jesus)
The Tale of a Coleridge Exhibition
14:45–15:30 Refreshment Break: Coleridge Birthday Cake & Poetry Reading
15:30–16:00 Transfer to St John's College
The last session on 'Christabel' will be held in the Old Library of St John's College. Please enter via the E Staircase, Second Court.
16:00–17:00 Session 4: Coleridge's 'Christabel'
Ruth Abbott (St John's)
The Annotated Christabel Pamphlet
16:50-17:00 Closing Remarks
18:00-20:00 Informal Group Dinner

Day 02 Friday, 20 October 2023 [Excursion]
TBA Excursion 1: Jesus College Archive and Old Library
Coleridge's Borrowings from Jesus College Library
An exploration of books and items related to Coleridge while a student at Jesus College.
TBA Excursion 2: Cambridge Downtown
Coleridge's Cambridge Footsteps
A brief walking tour following Coleridge at Jesus College and downtown Cambridge.

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