Tennyson Society Annual Lecture: At Home with Tennyson

MRS TENNYSON: 'You know, Mr. Woolner, I'm one of the most un-meddlesome of women; but—when (I'm only asking), when do you begin modelling his halo?'

MRS TENNYSON: ‘You know, Mr. Woolner, I’m one of the most un-meddlesome of women; but—when (I’m only asking), when do you begin modelling his halo?’

 

This year’s Tennyson Society Annual Lecture will be delivered by Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst (Oxford) on the subject ‘At Home with Tennyson’. The lecture will take place on Saturday 14 June at 3p.m. at Bishop Grosseteste.

Robert is a fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. His last book, Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist, won the 2012 Duff Cooper Prize for biography.

At top, Max Beerbohm’s ‘Woolner at Farringford, 1857’, from Rossetti and His Circle (1922).