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Grandfather Frost and Old New Year Traditions in Russia Dr Rosamund Bartlett Monday 02 December 2019

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS LECTURE IS BEING HELD ON MONDAY, 2ND DECEMBER AT THE GUILDHALL 

New to our Society, Dr. Rosamund Bartlett holds a first degree in Russian from Durham University and also a doctorate from Oxford University. She is the author of two widely-praised biographies of Tolstoy and Chekhov and also translates from Russian for Oxford World Classics.

Her lecture will cover the old Christmas traditions of pre-Revolutionary Russia through the media of art and music.

Reading: Natasha’s Dance, a Cultural History of Russia by Orlando Figes (2002)