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Cowper Day – Celebrating the heritage of William Cowper and John Newton

Saturday, July 22, 2017 @ 10:45 am - 5:30 pm


Cowper Day

Cowper Day – Celebrating the heritage of William Cowper and John Newton

Join us for ‘Cowper Day’!  Celebrate the lives of our celebrities William Cowper and John Newton through a fascinating day of presentations by experts from all over the world:

  • Dr Mark Crosby, Kansas State University:

‘Miniature is my Goddess’: Blake and the Art of Miniature Painting

  • Dr Katherine Turner, Professor of English, Mary Baldwin University, Virginia:

“This folio of four pages, happy work!” – Cowper and the newspapers

  • James Brannan, a descendant of Sam Roberts:

Talk by James Brannan on his ancestor Sam Roberts: Sam Roberts of Weston, Cowper’s “Faithful Attendant”  

  • Marylynn Rouse of The John Newton Project:

 ‘Keeping up with the Jones’s’ – the recently rediscovered correspondence between John Newton and Robert Jones of Hull, goldsmith.

  • A panel of experts will be telling us all about some new aspects of the collection.

Our day will finish with a relaxing stroll along Olney’s High Street to Orchard Side, where William Cowper lived from 1768-86.  Here, there will be a reception in the tranquil Cowper and Newton Museum gardens, enjoying late opening of the museum.

Pre-registration is essential for this popular event.  Tickets and a programme: please visit the museum shop, or alternatively we can take credit cards and send an email confirmation of your booking. Pre-registration price = £16.50 per person (dual registration £33)/ On the day (if spaces are available) = £25 per person


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.


FREE PLACES available for A Level & Graduate students whose courses include William Cowper or John Newton.

Contact the C & N Museum with your name and the name of your educational establishment  at  house-manager@cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk

(Organised in association with the Cowper and Newton Journal)

Cowper Day – Celebrating the heritage of William Cowper and John Newton


Saturday, July 22, 2017
10:45 am - 5:30 pm
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Olney Centre
High St,
Olney, MK46 4EF
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01234 711516