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Horace Walpole and His Legacies: Tercentenary Lectures

(6 October 2017)

The opening lecture in the Durham University series of Tercentenary Lectures: Horace Walpole and His Legacies will show how Walpole’s correspondence challenges our assumptions about the nature and function of letter writing. This lecture will take place on Tuesday, 10 October at 6.15pm in ER141, Elvet Riverside. There is no need to book. The convenor is Professor Fiona Robertson. For further dates please visit here.

Horace Walpole (1717-1797) was a man of remarkably diverse talents: novelist, art historian, dramatist, designer, collector, man of letters, and politician.

Today he is most famous for writing the first novel to call itself 'A Gothic Story', The Castle of Otranto, and for creating the neo-Gothic Strawberry Hill house in London. However, Walpole’s legacy can be traced across many fields that give a flavour of the culture and politics of the eighteenth century.

Join us at this series of free public lectures to discover more; participate online by tweeting #WalpoleLegacies.