The Friends of Coleridge exist to foster interest in Coleridge’s life and works. Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived here in Nether Stowey from 1797 to 1800, and it was here that he wrote some of the most famous and well-loved poems in the language – including Kubla Khan and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Lyrical Ballads (1798), the result of his momentous collaboration with William Wordsworth (who was living at Alfoxton, Holford at that time), is traditionally regarded as one of the founding texts of English Romanticism.
Coleridge was one of the most important figures in one of the most remarkable movements in English literature, and his influence on his contemporaries, and on writers and thinkers ever since, has been immense.
Join the Friends of Coleridge
The Friends publish the Coleridge Bulletin, which is sent out to members twice a year. If you would like to learn more about Coleridge and meet other Coleridge enthusiasts, come along to the Summer Conference, held at Cannington, and the Autumn Study Weekend, held at Halsway Manor. We are always keen to welcome new members – please visit www.friendsofcoleridge.com for details, or contact the Honorary Secretary, Eliza Sackett, 5 Castle Street, Nether Stowey (tel 01278 733660, or email Eliza here.
Link to Friend of Coleridge’s Annual Parish Meeting Report