John Thelwall: Words and Work


Radical orator and political theorist, poet, novelist and playwright, critic, lecturer, elocutionary scientist and professional, John Thelwall made groundbreaking (but long unrecognized) contributions to 19th-century politics, literature, medicine and education. This website seeks to reverse two centuries of neglect and resuscitate Thelwall's reputation by gathering an archive of his eclectic and widely-scattered work and providing a forum for interdisciplinary exchange. Like Thelwall himself, it is dedicated to intellectual accessibility, and invites participation and response.

Beaufort Building Llyswen Farm The Institute



The Institute

Here, as in history, Thelwall may be approached through three portals, each based on a building associated with his eclectic career. The Beaufort Buildings (centre of radical correspondence in 1790s London) marshals an archive of political writings and correspondence and links to the John Thelwall Society's Twitter account. Llyswen Farm (home of his romantic exile in Wales) hosts his literary work and travel writing and a blog. The Institute (heart of his 19th century elocutionary and educational endeavours) gathers his elocutionary and scientific writings, and journalism, and posts calls for collaboration, news and notices of interest to Thelwallians through links to the website of the John Thelwall Society.

John Thelwall:
Words and Work

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