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February 2020

Literature Lecture: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

7th February 2020, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Written in 1931, long before Orwell’s ‘1984’, is this future dystopia becoming more and more a probability?

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March 2020

Literature Lecture: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

6th March 2020, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

The recent television production of Atwood’s dystopia has overshadowed the quality of her actual book. Come and discover what she really said and what the implications are.

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April 2020

Literature Lecture: King Lear by William Shakespeare [POSTPONED]

3rd April 2020, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Here we witness the terrible consequences of ‘hubris’: the elderly Lear’s belief in his own rightness and his actual total failure to read basic human nature.

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May 2020

Literature Lecture: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath [POSTPONED]

1st May 2020, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

A discussion of the works of two of Britain's greatest poets, the story of whose tragic lives has all too often overshadowed the beauty of their work.

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June 2020

Literature Lecture: Vanity Fair by William Thackaray [POSTPONED]

5th June 2020, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Recently made popular by television, this is the novel that made Thackeray a household word. Let’s enjoy Becky Sharpe and her worldly progress through unscrupulous ambition.

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July 2020

Literature Lecture: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco [POSTPONED]

10th July 2020, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

An Italian medieval murder mystery with a Sherlock Holmes-like monk hero and an esoteric puzzle at its core. Come and enjoy a different type of Baskerville.

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