Explore new work from Arts of Place
A two-day seminar on William Cowper taking place in Olney, where the poet lived and produced his most important work.
Calling University of Birmingham post-graduates
Weinrebe Lecture: Richard Mabey on Gilbert White of Selborne
Conversation: Andrew Hodgson and Ralph Pite consider the radical strangeness of Thomas’s writing
Essay: Michael Malay reflects on the hidden ecosystems that thrive on the sites of disused collieries.
Gallery: Photographer Martin Stott has been capturing images from lockdown life.
Re-reading: Hermione Lee returns to J.L. Carr’s classic novel
Conversation: Lauren Working and Lucy Powell bring questions of taste, trade and globalism to bear on scenes of feasting and beauty.
Conversation: Tim Dee, Michael Malay, and Liam Olds ask what beauty means in the context of ecological renewal.
Essay: In the year of Wordsworth’s 250th birthday, Jessica Fay explores the contemplative stories he tells about ruins.
Podcast: Alexandra Harris talks to Kate McLoughlin about William Cowper’s great poem of quiet home life, The Task.