Skip main navigation


In this video, Simon Bainbridge introduces week 4 of this course, which focuses on the Wordsworths' decision to come and live in Grasmere.

Watch this film, in which Professor Simon Bainbridge introduces the key issues we’ll be covering in this final week of the course.

We’ll be particularly focusing on the Wordsworths’ decision to come and live in Grasmere and at Dove Cottage in 1799, making it their home. We’ll also turn our attention from William to look more closely at his sister, Dorothy Wordsworth, not just as his companion but as a writer in her own right.

If you’ve noticed that there are a large number of steps this week – don’t worry as some of them are very short!

We hope you will enjoy learning about the Wordsworths’ life in Grasmere.

Hopefully you will have a better understanding of the new tagging feature in this course now. In this week try to re-use tags which relate to something interesting or emergent, to help others focus on relevant themes – #sociallearning #commentdiscovery #cooperativelearning

This article is from the free online

William Wordsworth: Poetry, People and Place

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now