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Introducing Dante: his world, life and works


This series aims to introduce the beauty, complexity and continuing significance of Dante’s Divina Commedia through readings of the text, in the original and in translation, and through commentary on it. The readings are accompanied by a rich visual display of medieval illuminations whilst the commentary explores and invites discussion of some of the leading ideas of the poem.  

This first meeting in the 2021-2022 series will be followed by public readings on Monday evenings in the Autumn and Spring and terms in partnership with University College London, presented by Alessandro Scafi (Warburg) and John Took (UCL).


FREE VIA ZOOM. YOU MAY BOOK FOR THE WHOLE SERIES OR FOR INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

Click here for the 2021-2022 readings timetable.

image: Allegorical Portrait of Dante, Unknown Florentine Artist (late 16th C): Samuel H. Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC