Sacrificial Women: from Virgil's Dido to Anna Karenina

The next in the Leeds University classics department's series of lunchtime talks. They are always interesting and are very informal; one of the most regular attendees is a dog. Obviously anyone who saw Purcell's opera performed by Opera North earlier in the year and/or is familiar with Tolstoy's tragic heroine through book or film will appreciate this one probably won't be a bundle of laughs. However, it's bound to be intellectually stimulating, which is what the group's all about.

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  • Dilys

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC8wWsBKc88

    at 2.42 in - seems to be a giant skull - a cyclops/ a giant? - whether this is a fake or not - no idea!

    August 29, 2013

  • Dilys

    Yep was great! (I mean the talk about Cyclops...) but disappointingly, I couldn't find the film Dr Cyclops on youtube as I had hoped....

    good chat afterwards as well - thanks chaps...

    August 29, 2013

  • Graham H.

    OK, apologies again to everyone for the fact that the classics department changed the subject at the last minute and for any ensuing confusion regarding the location. I hope everyone still found the talk interesting. i for one hall be checking out the films mentioned - except perhaps Spongebob Squarepants.

    August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies but due to a work commitment I'm not going to be able to make it down there in time

    August 29, 2013

  • Graham H.

    For those who haven't attended before, the organisers will post a notice just inside the main entrance to the museum saying where the talk will be. It's usually in one of the rooms down the stairs to left of that entrance, but as it's still the school holidays it's possible that it will be moved elsewhere. I will be by the entrance from about one o'clock and, if I get my act together, will have a copy of the group logo to identify myself. If we don't meet then just head to the room. The format is very informal; the presenter will speak for about twenty minutes and then there will be time for questions. The talks are recorded and I believe are available online somewhere.

    August 28, 2013

  • will

    Can anyone help with where to park for this event?

    August 18, 2013

    • Graham H.

      The nearest two carparks are, I think, the Light and the Merrion Centre. Neither are particularly cheap.

      August 18, 2013

  • Lilliane

    Not 100% sure I can make it but it looks so interesting I'll try my best

    August 16, 2013

  • will

    it will be a differant afternoon for but iam looking forward to it. see you there.

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks fascinating but sadly am on a development day at work so won't be able to go along

    July 25, 2013

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