Coleridge Ottery weekend programme

Click here to view the weekend programme for the Coleridge Memorial Trust Ottery weekend.

An Invitation from the Coleridge Memorial Trust

Click here to read the invitation to the fund-rasiing and lecture weekend by Chairman, John Pilsworth.

Coleridge Weekend Programme, Ottery St Mary, October 20-22

Coleridge Memorial Trust, Ottery St Mary, Coleridge Weekend Programme, October 20-22

Friday 20th October, Afternoon 3pm-5pm

A reading of the 'Ancient Mariner' by Laurie Palmer and Oscar Pearson in Coleridge costume.
Poetry reading by the Kings School students.

Friday 20th October, Evening 7pm-10 pm, approx finish

Chairman’s welcome
Presentation by Dr Sandra Tuppen, Lead Curator, Modern Archives and Manuscripts 1601-1850 from The British Library.
Talk by Mr Nicholas Dimbleby, the CMT’s sculptor, on the Samuel Taylor Coleridge sculptural memorial. 
Interval with refreshments: Tea, Coffee, Wine.
Presentation by Oscar Pearson on the CMT’s achievements and aims.
Chairmans outline of CMT fundraising plans.
Reading of 'Kubla Khan' and other Coleridge poems.
Exhibition all weekend in the Dorset Aisle - STC banners & maquette.

Saturday 21st October

9.30-10.30am:  STC Birthday Celebration peel off bells by the Bellringers of St Mary’s church, Ottery, in honour of the towns most famous son. Sponsored by Otter Vale Probus Club.
12.30 for 1pm:  Coleridge Anniversary Lunch, Tumbling Weir Hotel. Organised by Robert Neal - OSM Heritage Society. Guest speaker: Historian and author Todd Gray: ‘Coleridge the Walker’.
4pm:  Short guided walk and talk - lead by Sam Coleridge to Pixies Parlour. Meet on the bridge between the Land of Canaan car park and The Tumbling Weir Hotel on the Mill Stream. £10 a head for fundraising, children under 12 years old & dogs - no charge.

Sunday Morning 22nd October

10am - 4pm approx:  'Coleridge Link' - strenuous 9 mile walk,  led by Sam Coleridge.  Meet on the bridge over the Mill Stream between the Land of Canaan car park and The Tumbling Weir Hotel.  £10 a head for fundraising;  bring water etc. - dogs welcome.

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Coleridge at the Calne Music and Arts Festival 2017

Calne Music and Arts Festival 2017
Coleridge in Calne
Saturday 7 October, 3.00pm - The Lansdowne Strand Hotel - Admission £5 (£4 Friends; £1 Child)

Poetry, songs, quips, quotes and local stories tell the tale of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Calne, featuring the Wiltshire History Man, Nick Baxter, and songs performed by Michelle Sheridan-Grant. A leading figure of the Romantics, Coleridge lived in Calne at the time of Waterloo, and took a keen interest in local events while writing his meditative classic, Biographia Literaria. Accompanied by the ballads of Thomas Moore, the 19th century Irish bard, who lived and is buried in Bromham.

Tickets can be bought in advance through our website (, or the direct link is:

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Online Supplement to Coleridge's 'Marginalia'

Announcing the Online Supplement to Marginalia, Vol. 12 in the Bollingen Edition of The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, published by Princeton University Press, 1969-2001.

Coleridge's marginalia, edited by George Whalley and H. J. Jackson, appeared in six volumes in the Bollingen Edition between 1980 and 2001. Given the choice of alphabetical order, and considering the length of time that passed between the start and finish of the project, during which time salerooms continued to operate, there were naturally fresh discoveries made of annotated books that turned up too late to take their proper place. But a home was found for these stray titles in the "Addenda" section of Volume Six. The editors' solution on that occasion provides the precedent for this online supplement that is expected to provide a good home for new materials as they emerge.

The unusual event that prompted this new online supplement was the discovery of completely new marginalia, notes written by Coleridge in a book that his name had never previously been associated with, in the spectacular Crewe Bequest to Trinity College Cambridge--which also included a fine example of a "lost book" with some unrecorded notes. (See With the kind permission of the Wren Library at Trinity College, both those books (Dalrymple and Pereira) are included in the inaugural group of marginalia on this website, along with links to digital images of the books.

The first set of titles thus includes one completely new title (Dalrymple) together with three "lost books" (Colquhoun, Pereira, Taylor) and two fragments (Bull, Schelling). All are given in PDF format, in a style designed as a close approximation of the style of the Collected Works, with which all users should be familiar: headnote, textus and notes in different colours, textual notes, footnotes in two columns on the same page. Abbreviations and other editorial apparatus conform to the conventions of the Bollingen Edition.

The editor and the host of this online resource at Victoria University Library (Toronto) gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Trinity College, Cambridge, and thank Princeton University Press for permission to use materials copyrighted to them. (“Introduction,” H. J. Jackson)

For inquiries about this resource, please contact:; To submit information about Lost Books Found, contact:

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