A family culture of creativity: Charles Burney and his children

6 June 2017 5.30pm 6.30pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Dr Lorna Clark, Royal Bank of Canada Fellow, Carleton University, Ottawa

Contact:

Weston Library Information desk 01865 277094

Description

The Burney family stood at the centre of cultural life of eighteenth and nineteenth-century England. Fertility of invention could be said to be part of the family heritage, expressed in a variety of ways, through literature or music or painting.

The habit of writing was begun in childhood, as can be seen in several manuscripts that have come to light, suggesting a family culture of creativity that lies behind the later professional works.

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