Disparate Romantics: Robert Morrison Back

Professor Robert Morrison joins Jeff Cowton and Simon Bainbridge to discuss his new book The Regency Revolution, which has been shortlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association prize for the best in non-fiction historical writing.

There will be a Q&A at the end of the event. Please send your questions to h.catterall@wordsworth.org.uk with the subject line “Robert Morrison Q&A”.

About the series

This year digital technology has brought us closer together than ever. With geography no object, we’re inviting experts on the Romantic era from all over the world to tell us all about the exciting things they’re up to. We’ll be exploring their thoughts on everything Wordsworthian, from poetry and artefacts to nature and the modern world, as well as finding out about their new books and research. We’ll also be investigating some of the themes raised in the free online course William Wordsworth: Poetry, People and Place. They’ll bring their enthusiasm, we’ll bring the questions – and we’d like to share your questions with them too!

About the speakers

Robert Morrison is British Academy Global Professor at Bath Spa University and Queen’s National Scholar at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He is the author of several books including The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey.

Jeff Cowton is Curator & Head of Learning at the Wordsworth Trust. In 2010 he was awarded an MBE in recognition of services to museums. He is currently leading on the reinterpretation of the site and Museum for the HLF-funded project Reimagining Wordsworth.

Simon Bainbridge is Professor of Romantic Studies at the University of Lancaster. He has served as President of the British Association for Romantic Studies and is currently a Trustee of the Wordsworth Trust. He has recently published the monograph Mountaineering and British Romanticism.

Additional information

This online event will be hosted on Zoom. You will need to register for a Zoom account in order to access the event.