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FRIENDS OF ITALIAN AT KENT

University of Kent

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Programme of Speakers for the 2021/2022 season

 

  

 Until further notice lectures will take place at 


the Kent & Canterbury Club, 17 Old Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 3JB  


Tel: 01227-462181


N.B. Free parking is available at the back of the Club.


Guest Fee for non members attending lectures is £4.00



LECTURES WILL COMMENCE AT 7PM PROMPTLY




2021 




Thursday 28 October: Andrea Del Cornò (Italian specialist, The London Library)


“The Free Italian School of Hatton Garden” 
A school set up by Giuseppe Mazzini in 1841 for the impoverished Italian children of Victorian London 



Thursday 25 November: Ross King (Writer & Art historian)
“Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling” –
The story of four extraordinary years that Michelangelo spent on the Sistine Chapel scaffolding and, outside, the upheaval of 16th century Rome.




Christmas Break




2022



Sunday 06 February: “Festa della Befana” – Lunch for members and friends at Café du Soleil


5 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT2 8AA Tel:  01227 479999, 12 noon for 12:30




Thursday 24 February: Michael Starks (Writer & Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford ) 


“Understanding Ravenna"
The story of the city’s unique experience as the capital of the Western Roman Empire and its cultural contribution to the Kingdom of Italy. 




Thursday 24 March: Susan Kikoler (Honorary Director, British-Italian Society)


 “Saints Days in Sicily”
 
– A double Saints festivity in Palazzolo Acreide. 




April Break (Easter Sunday is 17thApril)




Thursday 26 May: Dr Alexander Lee (Warwick University) 


“Machiavelli. His life and times”  – The story of one of the most controversial figures
of Western political thought of the Renaissance.   




Thursday 23 June: “Summer Garden Party” (Bring & Share) at 6.30pm. (Food only) – Drinks to be paid for available from the Bar. To be held at: Tower House, Westgate Gardens, Canterbury CT1 2DB - Free parking available on site.