A talk by Catherine Kay from The Wordsworth Trust took place on Wed 19th October at 7pm.

This fascinating talk by Catherine Kay looked into William Wordsworth’s time spent at his Uncles’s House (The Clarkes Arms), at Rampside during the summer of 1794. It was during this time in the young poet’s life that significant personal and political events would affect him and shape parts of his later seminal, autobiographical work, The Prelude.


Catherine Kay is the Education Officer at the Wordsworth Trust. She read Romantic literature at St Andrews and has an extensive knowledge along with a love and passion for her subject. Away from the museum she immerses herself in popular culture; reads Heat magazine and watches Made in Chelsea.

As part of the ‘From The Peninsula’ exhibition by the painter William Wood.

See the poster here.