Coleridge and Lamb in London: A Symposium

Charles Lamb

'Coleridge and Lamb in London': A Symposium
31 October 2015, Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, Highgate, London
Keynote lecture: Richard Holmes

The Friends of Coleridge and the Charles Lamb Society are delighted to announce a one-day symposium on Coleridge and Lamb in London on Saturday 31 October 2015, to which you are warmly invited.

Our keynote speaker will be Richard Holmes, renowned biographer of Coleridge and author of 'The Age of Wonder'.

The Symposium will focus on the London lives and works of Coleridge and Lamb, and will be held in the Victoria Hall at the Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, Highgate, London. The day will include a walk around Coleridge's Highgate haunts.

The programme details are as follows:

10.30am - Welcome: Victoria Hall, Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution:
11.00 - Peter Newbon - 'Coleridge, Lamb and the Witch of Endor'
11.30 - Heather Stone - 'Lamb and Coleridge on Books and Reading'
12.00 - Break
12.15 - Graham Davidson - '"Say less than this, and say it to the winds": Specimens of Lamb's Seriousness'
1.00pm - Lunch (N.B. Not provided by the Symposium - but options close at hand include Strada, the Angel Inn, and numerous sandwich shops)
2.30 - Richard Holmes - 'Coleridge at Highgate'
3.45 - Closing remarks
4.00 - Optional walk around 'Coleridge's Highgate', with Edward Preston
5.00 - Close

If you would you like to attend the day, please register by emailing Gregory Leadbetter at Make sure you provide your name, email address, postal address, and phone number.

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