Victorian Pompeii: Triumph or Disappointment?
Thursday, 14 March 2013 from 18:00 to 19:30 (GMT)
College Green, United Kingdom
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Today Pompeii is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world, and it very rarely disappoints. And this summer thousands of people will be enjoying the blockbuster Pompeii exhibition at the British Museum. But has it always been such a hit? This lecture will look at the experience of visiting Pompeii in the nineteenth century and at the complaints of some visitors at what they saw -- and it will ask what has changed.
Speaker: Professor Mary Beard, University of Cambridge, is Visiting Deas Fellow in History and Society. One of Britain’s best-known Classicists, she has written numerous books and was recently awarded an OBE.
University of Bristol in association with the Bristol Festival of Ideas
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