Join us for a garden party to kick off the new academic year by celebrating the legacy of scholar and gay-rights pioneer John Addington Symonds.
Born in Bristol in 1840, Symonds was the author of numerous works, including The Renaissance in Italy in seven volumes, and the first major study of ancient sexuality A Problem in Greek Ethics published in just ten copies in 1883.
All are welcome at this relaxed event which will include refreshments and brief introductions by local experts to Symonds’ life, works, and relationship to Clifton and Bristol. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition (IGRCT), OutStories Bristol and the Department of Classics and Ancient History.
Admission is free but booking is required via the IGRCT website:
Sunday 5 October 2014, 2pm to 5pm
The Orangery of Goldney Hall, Constitution Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1BH
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