Twickenham Luminaries: Alexander Pope and His Villa

17 Sep 2020 - 17 Sep 2020
6:00 pm

Pope's Grotto Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill have organised a series of five free virtual lectures on successive evenings starting on Monday 14th September. Each lecture will shine a light on a particular individual associated with a historic building in Twickenham and will be given by an acknowledged expert.  

This talk will consider what the villa meant to Pope himself and attempt to recreate what it might have been like for him to live and work there, surrounded by reminders of his friendships and cultural influences. Judith Hawley, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London. More about the talk and the lecturer can be found here together with booking information.

Lectures will start at 6 pm and last for approximately 20 minutes with time being allowed for questions and answers at the end. The event will end at or before 7 pm. They will be delivered using Zoom so you will need a computer or tablet with the Zoom program/app on it. You will be sent a link by email shortly before the lecture begins and you should follow this link at the appropriate time to join the audience. If you haven't used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the appropriate software as soon as you try to join.

Presented by Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust