Reliving Wordsworth’s Schooldays: Colthouse and Hawkshead

Wednesday March 15, 2017: On Wednesday, one of our first excursions was to Anne Tyson’s house, where Wordsworth lived while he was a student at Hawkshead Grammar School. We took a bus—driven by Jeff Cowton, the curator of the Jerwood Centre—from our hotel in Grasmere to Hawkshead. Formerly a National Trust house, Colthouse is now…

Airport Excursions

During our twenty-hour excursion to Grasmere, we utilized two different buses, an airplane, and no small amount of suitcases. We traveled with eleven US citizens, one Iranian citizen, and one British citizen. One of our classmates had broken her ankle, and I, your writer, am blind. We arrived at the Newark airport at around two…