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Kiplin Hall Summer Program in English Literature

Hiking the Liberal Arts

During the two-week Kiplin Hall program, students attend lectures each morning and participate in field excursions in the afternoons.

Sites of significant historic, literary, landscape, and architectural interest are part of the field experience. Students have an opportunity to explore areas where Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, and other influential literary figures found so much inspiration. Katie Charles, Assistant Professor of English, serves as the program’s accompanying faculty director and will offer the seminar for the first time in Summer 2023.

The comprehensive program fee covers the cost of round-trip airfare from the U.S. point of departure to England, all ground transportation within England, all meals and lodging for the duration of the trip, all entrance fees to various sites and museums, and all costs of various scheduled activities. The program fee does not include the cost of health insurance, inoculations, accident or major medical insurance, or personal expenses.

Approximate seminar dates are from mid-June to mid-July.

Kiplin Hall: Birthplace of Maryland

Maryland Public Television aired “Kiplin Hall: Birthplace of Maryland” a few years ago. The MPT documentary included an interview with English professor Richard Gillin, now retired, and his late wife, Barbara, who led WC’s Kiplin Hall Program for 20 years.

Watch the Documentary