Special Lectures in Rome 

 

Cultivated by many and admired by all – 
Master William Byrd, 
Father of British Music

 

A Lecture by Professor Stephen Darlington

William Byrd in OxfordWilliam Byrd was a devout Roman Catholic, living through a series of English Reformations which had a profound effect on all composers of liturgical music. This talk explores the context within which Byrd composed, the music itself and the legacy which has led some to call him the Father of British Music.

The Anglican Centre in Rome
Piazza del Collegio Romano 2,
00186 Roma

Thursday 23 May 2019
18:00-19:30

Admission free,
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stephen-darlington-headshot - Stephen Darlington is one of the United Kingdom’s leading choral conductors. From 1985 to 2018 he was Director of Music at Christ Church, Oxford. He established Christ Church as an acknowledged centre of academic musical excellence, and maintained the highest choral traditions of the Church of England in the Cathedral. His outstanding strength is in his performances of choral music of the sixteenth century and of modern sacred music. An extensive discography, comprising over fifty CDs, includes several award-winning recordings. From 1998 to 2000 Stephen was President of the Royal College of Organists, and is an Honorary Lay Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, and Emeritus Professor of Music at Oxford. 
 

 

Restless Spirit: the achievements of the Emperor Hadrian

A Lecture by Professor Alan Bowman
 
Hadrian-AntinousHadrian was the most travelled and, in some ways, the most cultured of Roman emperors. This talk attempts to get behind the conventions and clichés of imperial biography, to the focus on the evidence-led reality and to assess the durability of his legacy to the wider Roman world.
  
The Anglican Centre in Rome
Piazza del Collegio Romano 2,
00186 Roma
 
Wednesday 5 June 2019
18:00
 
Admission free,
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BowmanAlan Bowman is a distinguished British classicist and academic, and the former Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford. After serving as University Lecturer in Ancient History at Oxford University, and an Official Student (Fellow) of Christ Church, Oxford, he became the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents at Oxford, and, in 2002, the Camden Professor of Ancient History and Fellow of Brasenose College. He is the author of Life and Letters on the Roman Frontier – Vindolanda and its People and The Vindolanda Writing-Tablets.
 


 
Justin Lewis-Anthony, 28/03/2019