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Rare editions of Dante from UCL Special Collections on display

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:57:06 +0000

Rare editions of Dante from UCL Special Collections Monday 27 March 5.30pm The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, WC1H 0AB Admission free. Image from an 1869 edition of La Divina Commedia with illustrations by Gustavo Dore [DANTE FOLIOS DD119 (1869) vol. 1] There will be an opportunity to see some of UCL’s rare editions of Dante’s […]


How egalitarian were UCL’s founders?

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:03:25 +0000

On 9 February, I delivered a UCL Lunch Hour Lecture entitled ‘The youth of our middling rich’: how egalitarian were UCL’s founders? It was a reflection on research I have been carrying out over the past year on UCL’s much-touted radical and egalitarian credentials, particularly the claim that is often made that it was the […]


Weekly Dante readings begin today – Mondays 6pm

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:31:19 +0000

Readings from Dante’s Divine Comedy in English and Italian Mondays 6-7.30pm, The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square (Admission free) Is a passage from Dante’s Inferno just what you feel like after a day’s work on a Monday? Or have you always wanted to know what all the fuss was about? Today you can find out, for free, at 6pm […]


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