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An Excerpt From Professor Marina Warner's Lecture 'The Migrant Queen: Metamorphoses of Dido'

Professor Marina Warner after her insightful lecture on Dido with our Founder and President, Prof Bob Fowler.

21 March 2017

On 17 February, we were delighted to welcome Professor Warner FBA FRSL to present a public lecture on the legacy of Dido at our annual Donors' Celebration. You can now access an excerpt of her erudite lecture on our new YouTube channel, where we will upload future recordings of our public lectures.

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This short excerpt is taken from the opening of Professor Marina Warner's lecture on the metamorphosis of Dido in art and literature, a talk that redeemed Dido's character and status as migrant queen, juxtaposing this with the traditional depiction of her as a spurned lover and tragic suicide in the Aeneid. Many thanks to all who came and made the evening a success - we filled the Old Council Chamber. We hope to welcome many of you back to Bristol for future events.

Professor Warner (Birkbeck) is an acclaimed best-selling novelist, mythographer, scholar, and one of the Institute's most esteemed Vice-Presidents. Some of Professor Warner's recent publications include The Symbol Gives Rise to Thought (Violette Editions, 2014); Once Upon a Time – A Short History of Fairy Tale (Oxford University Press, 2014); and Fly Away Home (Salt Publishing, 2015).