“Language is the armoury of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge is one of the foremost English poets and thinkers. Along with other iconic English men of letters such as William Wordsworth, John Keats, PB Shelley and Lord Byron he was at the centre of the 17 and 18 century romantic movement. His poetry at its finest rivals Shakespeare. As important as his poetry was, he is also celebrated for his enduring contribution to philosophical, theological and political thought over the course of his adult life. His reputation is truly international.


On July 25th, 187 years after his death, we are broadcasting a film about Coleridge’s life in this village with contributions from distinguished academics, our own director of music and direct descendants of the poet and his family.

It will be in part shown live from the crypt and conclude with a short service of commemoration and a chance for viewers to Zoom in and raise questions about Coleridge’s life in the village.

The event will commence at 3.30pm via zoom.

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