Edward Carpenter





Lyme Regis Weekend

Edward Carpenter Forum

Lyme Regis Weekend:
November 29-December 1, 2013


Over the past few years the Edward Carpenter Forum has organised a series of visits to the places that were central to Edward Carpenter’s life and work. We are now offering an opportunity to learn more about the thought, writings and legacy of Carpenter at a residential weekend set in the beautiful surroundings of the Dorset coast

The event will be in Lyme Regis on the weekend of November 29-December 1, 2013. Lyme Regis was familiar to Carpenter and his circle and he visited for holidays there later in his life.

During the weekend we propose to explore several themes related to Carpenter, including:

  • Carpenter’s poetry: Towards Democracy and its links with Whitman
  • Noël Greig’s play about Carpenter, The Dear Love of Comrades
  • A contemporary perspective on Edward Carpenter and his message for today

Please let us know if you have any ideas for an additional theme or interest you would like to see included in the weekend.

We hope to explore some of the surrounding coast and countryside on the Saturday afternoon.

The organisers of the weekend are John Peirce and Philip Taylor.

The self-catering accommodation will be in a house called Old Monmouth in the centre of Lyme Regis. It sleeps up to 16 people in twin, double and three-bedded rooms. has more details and photographs. Bus services run to the venue from Axminster (trains from London Waterloo) and Exeter railway stations.

For further details and a booking form, see

The all-inclusive price for a shared room is £130, with options (at extra cost) for single occupancy, day visitors (non-residential)
and staying over on the Sunday night.

Best Wishes,

Philip Taylor