A life's work
A 250-year legacy
A year of celebration


7th April 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of the poet William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850). Wordsworth was one of the greatest and most representative poets of the age of Romanticism, the revolutionary period whose ideas and values – democracy, the rights of the individual, our relationship with nature, the power of the human mind – define the modern world.

This significant anniversary — 2020 — is being marked nation-wide and internationally with a year-long celebration of the poet, his life’s work, legacy and continuing relevance.

The year's events are brought together on this website. If you would like to have your event added, you can do so here.

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