Events honouring Coleridge's 250th Birthday
Last Updated: 2023-10-03 22:50:47


The British Romantic Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born on 21 October, 1772. Starting in October 2022, institutions, publications, and events, to name but a few, honoured the 250th year since Coleridge's birth.

Please see below for an ongoing list of past and forthcoming celebrations.
19 October 2023 Coleridge at 250 Years: Celebrations and Reflections, Clare Hall, Cambridge.
See: Coleridge at 250: Celebrations and Reflections

20 October 2023 Coleridge in Cambridge Excursion, Jesus College, Cambridge
See: Coleridge around and about Cambridge

26 June 2023 The British Library hosts 'The Wordsworth Lecture: Richard Holmes and Seamus Perry on Coleridge at 250'.
See: The Wordsworth Lecture: Richard Holmes and Seamus Perry on Coleridge at 250

25 April–14 July 2023 The 'Poetry and Politics: Samuel Taylor Coleridge at Jesus College' Exhibition is open in the Marshall Room, Jesus College, Cambridge, until 14 July 2023.
See: https://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk/events/poetry-and-politics-samuel-taylor-coleridge-jesus-college', Jesus College Website, 25 April, 2023.

28 December 2022 New York Public Library celebrates 'Samuel Taylor Coleridge at 250 (1772-2022)' featuring items in The Pforzheimer Collection and Berg Collection, such as the manuscript of Coleridge's poem 'The Sigh' pictured below.
New York Public Library celebrates 'Samuel Taylor Coleridge at 250 (1772-2022)' featuring items in The Pforzheimer Collection and Berg Collection, such as the manuscript of Coleridge's poem 'The Sigh' pictured here.

See: Timothy Gress, 'Samuel Taylor Coleridge at 250 (1772-2022)', New York Public Library, 28 December, 2022.

[Pforzheimer Collection],' S Samuel Taylor Coleridge manuscript material 1791-1833 ', Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, The New York Public Library.

[Berg Collection],' Samuel Taylor Coleridge collection of papers 1791-1894 [bulk 1798-1838]', The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library.

22 October 2022 The Live Literature Peformance Company performs The Rime of the Ancient Mariner at St. Michael's Church, Highgate, London.
See: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/highgate-village/st-michael-s-church/the-ancient-mariner/e-lmzjkg

The Friends of Coleridge, 'Performance of "The Ancient Mariner", Highgate October 22 ', 2022.

Briget Galton, 'Ancient Mariner inspires Three Highgate Gallery show', Ham & High, 5 December, 2022.

The Coleridge Trust '[Items on Coleridge, Highgate, and St. Michael's Church]', 2022–2023.

Nathalie Raffray, 'Samuel Taylor Coleridge's burial vault in Highgate will open to public for first time', Ham & High, 9 June, 2022.

Maev Kennedy, 'Samuel Taylor Coleridge's remains rediscovered in wine cella', Ham & High, 12 April, 2018.

21 October 2022 Dr Wilkinson performs The Rime of the Ancient Mariner at Jesus College, Cambridge.
See: 'Dr Matt Wilkinson performs The Ancient Mariner for Coleridge's 250th birthday', Jesus College Website, Cambridge, 21 October, 2022.

21 October 2022 The Friends of Coleridge unveil a beautiful statue of Coleridge, by the sculptor Nicholas Dimbleby (1946–), in his birthplace Ottery St Mary in Devon.
See: Philippa Davies, ' "Momentous" day as Coleridge statue is unveiled in Ottery' Sidmouth Herald, 20 October 2022.

The Friends of Coleridge, 'Coleridge's 250th Birthday Anniversary and Statue', 21 October, 2022.

William James Rider, 'Coleridge Statue Unveiling', 21 October, 2022.

Coleridge Memorial Trust, 'Statue Unveiled'', 27 October, 2022.

Last Updated: 2023-10-03 22:50:47