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Wednesday 18 December 2013 -
19:00 to 23:59
Penrose Library, British School at Athens

The lecture examines C.P. Cavafy’s close links with England and relates the chain of events which led to him becoming the poet of international renown we know today.

Through UK archival sources, the Cavafy archive and an extensive bibliography, the lecture attempts to sketch the years Cavafy spent in England as a young boy, his six 'lost' years (1871 to 1877) and to evaluate the lasting effect they had in shaping the poet’s personality and sensibility.

The open lecture is organised by the Center for Neo-Hellenic Studies and the British Council, in partnership with the British School at Athens, and will be in English. Admission is free.

Speaker: Dr Victoria Solomonidis, FKC

Dr Victoria Solomonidis was born in Athens. She studied at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University College London (SSEES) and Imperial College London. She completed her doctoral thesis at King's College London, where she is now a Fellow. Beyond her academic interests in historical research, she has extensive experience in bilateral and international cultural relations.


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