Free online course on major West of England poets and novelists, including Coleridge

Writing the West: Literature & Place is a free online course on some major poets and novelists associated with Bristol, Bath, and the West of England.

Learners will find out how Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Southey, Robert Lovell, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Thomas Hardy found inspiration in the West Country, and how they contribute to the culture and economy of the region today. It includes a film about Coleridge's poem 'This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison', made with the kind assistance of staff at Coleridge Cottage.

The course is an opportunity to explore these writers' lives, gain insight into their writings, and see the places that influenced them.

Open to all. Starts 18 June, 4 weeks' duration, 3-4 hours study per week.

Find out more and enrol at

Robin Jarvis, Professor of English Literature, UWE Bristol

Malcolm Guite talk

Malcolm Guite talk, 'Faith in the Arts', 21 May, Wesley Church, Cambridge

Highgate Coleridge Celebration, 2nd June 2018 - Special reduced rate for FoC members

St Michael's Church, Highgate, is pleased to offer a reduced rate of £25 to members of the Friends of Coleridge.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, click here to book your place.


Free Booklet - A Walk round Nether Stowey in 1797 with STC

I have just revised and reprinted my 12-page booklet. Click here to download a free PDF (A4 size).

The first print run of 1,000 copies, A5 in size,  was  available FREE to walkers and visitors to Stowey and the Quantock region, and lasted just three months.

The reprint is available free at Nether Stowey library, the Parish Council offices, Stowey Post Office, and in the old gaol by the clock tower.

Terence Sackett, Friends of Coleridge

Read Coleridge Highgate Celebration media articles

Read the 12th April Guardian article on the Samuel Taylor Coleridge June Highgate Celebrations. Click here.

Read the article in the Ham & High: Click here

Read the article in the Daily Mail: Click here  

Read the article in The Telegraph: Click here

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