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FRIENDS OF ITALIAN AT KENT

University of Kent

FIAK

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Programme of Speakers for the 2019/2020 season

 

  

 

All lectures take place in Keynes College Senior Common Room, at the University of Kent, at 7.30pm promptly



 

2019


 

Thursday 24 October:  Peter Medhurst (Art Historian and Arts Society Lecturer) 


“Music on the Grand Tour” – Music to be enjoyed on the Grand Tour of Italy.



Thursday 28 November: Dr. Kathryn Lomas (University of Durham) 


The Rise of Rome” 

The emergence of Rome from humble beginnings to being on the threshold of establishing an empire



Christmas Break 




2020 



Thursday 23 January: Melanie King (Writer – The Lady is a Spy) 


“Paradise of Exiles:
The Anglo Italian circle in 19th and 20th century Florence




Sunday 09 February: “Festa della Befana” – Lunch for members and friends at Pinocchio’s Restaurant 


64 Castle Street, Canterbury CT1 2PY  12 noon for 12.30. 





Thursday 27 February: Daphne Joynes (Art Historian and Arts Society Lecturer) 


“Isabella D’Este: La Prima donna del Mondo”
– Art and Intrigue at the Renaissance Court of Ferrara and Mantova. 




Thursday 26 March: Dr Alexander Lee (University of Warwick) 


“Panettone and Pizza – Italy’s Favourite Foods” 




April Break (Easter Sunday is 12th April) 




Thursday 28 May: Caroline Moorhead (Writer) 


“A Conversation with Caroline Moorhead” – (Author of A Bold & Dangerous Family)
The story of the courageous Rosselli brothers who defied Mussolini to the death.




Guest fee for non members at the talks £3.00




Thursday 25 June: “Summer Garden Party” (Bring & Share) at 7.30pm. 


Kindly hosted by 


Antoinette & John Groom at their home at: 8 Cherry Avenue, Canterbury CT2 8EN