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14 October 2019Last Supper in Pompei
26 September 2019Cena inizio della stagione
13 May 2019AGM and talk on 'Italy between WW1 and Mussolini' and buffet
08 April 2019Le canzone d’autore tra il 1955 e il 1966
18 March 2019La scuderia Ferrari negli anni 50 e 60
11 February 2019Emilia Romagna: alla scopertà di Ariminum
14 January 2019 Il Barocco Siciliano
10 December 2018Sex and Politics in Italian Renaissance Marriage
14 November 2018Venice - The Golden Centre of Opera. Our 60th Season OPEN lecture.
08 October 2018I Veneti a Tavola - un percorso culinario veneto con degustazione di prodotti tipici
03 September 2018Summer Evening Meal - La cena annuale
14 May 2018Assemblea Generale Annuale & Conversazione
09 April 2018The Risorgimento - and Verdi
19 March 2018A change of programme. "Every Roman Coin Tells A Story"
12 February 2018La mia città e la mia regione - Trento in Trentino - Alto Adige
15 January 2018The prospects for reform in Italy
11 December 2017I veneti a tavola: un percorso culinario veneto con degustazione di prodotti tipici - In Italian
13 November 2017Rome: the making of Rome as a pilgrimage centre - In English
11 October 2017Aspetti del Cinema Italiano (including Pier Paolo Pasolini) - In Italian
04 September 2017Cena Inizio Stagione
08 May 2017Assemblea Generale Annuale. Mare, monti e castelli delle Marche
10 April 2017Caravaggio e i suoi autoritratti In Italian
20 March 2017Italy, Islam and the Islamic World from 9/11 to the Arab Uprisings
13 February 2017Amerigo Vespucci: esploratore, navigatore e cartografo In Italian
09 January 2017Venice: how our perceptions of La Serenissima are shaped by the way writers describe the city In English
12 December 2016L’impero italiano nell’Africa del nord In Italian
14 November 2016Storms, War and Shipwrecks: Treasures from the Sicilian Seas In English
10 October 2016Cartoline dall'Italia in una canzone: le città del Bel paese raccontate dai cantautori italiani In Italian
Last Supper in Pompei Dr Paul Roberts Monday 14 October 2019

Dr Paul Roberts - Head of Department of Antiquities and curator of this exhibition at the  Ashmolean, Oxford on the Last Supper in Pompei.

In  English.

Dear Members and Friends,
We hope you will join us for our first meeting of the new season when we welcome Dr Roberts back to CIS once again.  
Paul studied at the Universities of Cambridge, Sheffield and Oxford and at the British School at Rome.  He took part in excavations of the Roman Villa at Matrice (Molise) and at Monte Gelato (Lazio).  After several years in Italy he joined the British Museum becoming  Senior  Curator and head of the Roman collection there.  Many of you will remember his brilliant lecture for us in 2014 about the British Museum exhibition he curated 'Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum'.  He moved from the British Museum to the Ashmolean in 2015 and curated an exhibition 'Storms, Wars, and Shipwrecks:Treasures from the Sicilian Seas' and again came to talk to CIS.  
The current exhibition, which runs until 12 January, has had five-star reviews in the press, and everyone who has already seen it has been blown away by the  beauty of many of the exhibits and by the amazing variety – they range from the luxury furnishings of the Roman dining room, to the carbonised food that was on the table when the volcano erupted.  Many of these have never before left Italy.  
Wine and soft drinks will be served before and after the lecture so you may sip whilst you listen. Afterwards, for this rather special occasion, the drinks will be accompanied by antipasti. Wine is £1.50 and soft drinks 50p.  Guests are always very welcome to attend our meetings, the charge is £3 and for students £1.  It is really helpful if you have the correct change!   
This promises to be a very exciting start to this year’s programme and we’ll look forward to seeing you there.