Rome and the Grand Tour – An Illustrated Lecture by Dr Tom Duncan
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting an Art Fund lecture on Rome and The Grand Tour with Dr Tom Duncan on Tuesday 1 November in the RGS Lecture Theatre.
The lecture provides a fabulous enrichment opportunity and is open to the public. Tickets are priced at £17, although students and staff can attend free of charge.
The Grand Tour became fashionable from the middle of the 17th Century as it was considered to be essential to the completion of a young gentleman’s education. As well as the remains of ancient Greek and Roman civilisations and the great towns and cities of the Renaissance, Rome was seen to be the most important destination for the acquisition of knowledge and refined judgement. This lecture will examine the art and architecture of the eternal city, highlighting the legendary buildings and collections that continue to make Rome so alluring and important to our understanding of the history of western art. Tom Duncan is the Director of Ciceroni Travel and lectures widely to history and heritage organisations.
Please contact Annabel Sanders for tickets or more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01684 592185.