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Addition to expert panel

We are very excited to announce that author and biographer Miranda Seymour will be joining our other speakers in the expert panel. Miranda’s books include lives of Mary Shelley (2000) and Robert Graves (1995) and the award winning memoir: In My Father’s House. She is currently writing a twin life of Annabella Byron and Ada Lovelace, which focuses on the making – and breaking – of Victorian reputations. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has been a Visiting Professor at Nottingham Trent.

Keynote speaker: Professor Sharon Ruston

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Professor Sharon Ruston. Professor Ruston is Chair in Romanticism in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, and her main research interests are in literature and science in the Romantic period. Her publications include Shelley and Vitality (2005), and Creating Romanticism: Case studies in the literature, science, and medicine of the 1790s (2013). She is currently co-editing the Collected Letters of Sir Humphry Davy and his Circle.

Professor Ruston will also take part in the expert panel alongside Sydney Padua and Richard Holmes.