Cowper Day

Cowper & Newton Symposium Programme for the day

From 10.45 Coffee
11.15 Welcome from the chairman
11.20 – 12 noon Dr Mark Crosby, Kansas State University ‘Cowper, Blake, and Hayley: the museum’s two William Blake miniatures’
12.05 – 12.45 Dr Katherine Turner, Professor of English, Mary Baldwin University, Virginia “This folio of four pages, happy work!” – Cowper and the newspapers
12.45 – 13.45 LUNCH AT THE OLNEY CENTRE
13.45 – 14.15 Panel: some new aspects of the collection
14.15 – 14.45 Talk by James Brannan on his ancestor Sam Roberts ‘Sam Roberts of Weston, Cowper’s ‘Faithful Attendant’
15.00 – 15.45 Marylynn Rouse, The John Newton Project ‘Keeping up with the Jones’s’ – the recently rediscovered correspondence between John Newton and Robert Jones of Hull, goldsmith
16.15 – 17.30 RECEPTION IN THE MUSEUM GARDEN, AND LATE OPENING OF THE MUSEUM

COWPER DAY REGISTRATION Saturday 22 July 2017
Download your booking form here or contact the Museum and we will send you a paper copy
You will receive a confirmation email of your booking.

For planning purposes we ask you to pre-register. Your pre-registration fee of £16.50 covers morning coffee, a sandwich lunch on the day, and the late afternoon reception at the museum. The charge for those who pay on the day, if there is space, will be £25.00.

We look forward to seeing you on 22 July.