Twenty English Literature students from Notre Dame visited the Lake District earlier in October, in order to enhance their study of romantic poetry. They arrived in Ambleside on a sunny Thursday evening, before taking part in a literature themed quiz.
The next day, they visited the Wordsworth Trust and enjoyed a guided tour of Dove Cottage, Wordsworth’s home when he was a young man, followed by a workshop on romantic poetry. All students agreed that this helped their understanding of the poems they had been studying at college. After lunch, the students visited Rydal Mount where Wordsworth spent the last 37 years of his life. This year, the visitors were truly blessed with the weather and enjoyed a sunny walk into Grasmere before heading back to Leeds
The annual residential is one of the many enhancement opportunities offered by the English department in order to develop students’ understanding and appreciation of the subject.
Pictured are some of the visiting students on the bank of Lake Windermere.