Sep 152015
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John Addington Symonds

Happy 175th Birthday, John Addington Symonds!

The Director of the University of Bristol Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition (IGRCT), the Warden of Clifton Hill House, and OutStories Bristol warmly invite you to the second annual John Addington Symonds event.

Join us for a party to kick off the new academic year by celebrating the legacy of one of Victorian Britain’s greatest scholar-writers. Born in Bristol in 1840, John Addington Symonds was the author of numerous works, including the first major study of ancient sexuality, ‘A Problem in Greek Ethics’, published in just ten copies in 1883 but destined to have enormous influence on the early struggle for gay rights.
All are welcome at this relaxed event, which will include refreshments and birthday cake.
Entrance is free, but booking is required via Eventbrite.
Monday 5th October, 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Music-Drawing Room, Clifton Hill House, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1BX


Sponsored by the Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition (IGRCT).

Find out more about the IGRCT on their website. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Symonds in Bristol is a wonderful website detailing the people and places associated with John Addington Symonds.