Madingley Lectures 2012: Prof Simon Goldhill and Ann Cotton OBE

Professor Simon Goldhill and Ann Cotton OBE will be speaking at Madingley Hall this spring as part of a series of free public lectures.

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) has announced two new talks for the Lent (Spring) term, as part of its ongoing Madingley Lecture programme.

On 30 January 2012, Professor Simon Goldhill will give a talk entitled 'Victorian desire and the classical body', exploring how Victorian painters used the classical body to express a complex and often conflicted notion of male desire, and how such images still inform the imagination today. Professor Goldhill is Director of CRASSH, the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, at the University of Cambridge.

On 5 March 2012, Ann Cotton OBE will speak on 'The justice and imperative on girls' education in Africa'. Ann is Founder and Executive Director of Camfed International, a non-profit organisation which works to eradicate poverty in Africa through the education of girls and the empowerment of young women.

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About the Madingley Lectures

The Madingley Lectures are a series of free public lectures given by leading authorities in their fields. They take place at Madingley Hall, home of ICE, and are an important part of the Institute's commitment to public engagement.

Previous speakers have included Lord Rees, the Astronomer Royal and Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.

Videos of previous Madingley Lectures are now available to watch online, via the Madingley Lectures web page.