Tag Archives: History

The Life and Work of Cezanne


By Ellie Clarke

During the transition from Impressionism to post-Impressionism, there is no doubt that Cezanne was a critical figure. Alex Danchev, who recently delivered an insightful lecture at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, considers the legacy of an artist who was ahead of his time in his new biography, ‘Cezanne: A life.’

A Week of Words: I Hate Mondays


By Becky Todd

Etymology is the study of the origins of words, a mesmerising subject area that reveals how languages took their roots from ancient times, plundering, stealing, borrowing, and absorbing words from other languages into their own. English is a particularly fine example of this, with words which came from Latin, Greek, Norse, the Celtic languages, and many others. The etymology of the word etymology comes from the Greek word ‘etymon,’ meaning ‘true sense,’ and ‘logia,’ meaning ‘the study of.’ And if that bit of metaphysics hasn’t got you in the mood for this series of posts, I don’t know what will.

Talks & Lectures: Chinese Ancestral Worship


By Niamh Hanrahan

On 6th October, 2012, the first of the Principal’s Lectures took place at CLC on the subject of Chinese Ancestral Worship. Our speaker was Professor Hugh Baker, who is Emeritus Professor of Chinese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has published books on the Chinese family, Hong Kong’s history and culture, and the Cantonese and Mandarin languages.

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