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Oliver Albery, Terence Allport (Deceased), Timothy Bainbridge * (Deceased), Veronica Brinton, John Brownsell, Laura Cecil, Janet Child, Ann Clarke, Paul Cooke *, Simon Crittall, Veronica Doubleday, Nicholas Eager, John Erle-Drax, William Fraser, Christopher Galleymore, David Hall, Bryan Hammersley, Helen Hughes, William Hunter, Emma Kirkby, Stephanie Melliar-Smith, Harriet Morgan, Katharine Osborn, Kevin Pakenham *, Iain Paterson, Helen Porterfield, Jonathan Powell, Catherine Pugh, John Drew Pike, Peter Readman *, Anne Rostron (Deceased), Euphan Sanctuary, Michael Vaughan, William Whitehouse-Vaux, John de Wit, Hardress Waller.
Record of Past Programme
The Contemporary Europe Pre-University Course in Venice
February 19 – April 29
Director: John Hall
Venice. Pensione alla Salute da Cici
Lectures: Museo Correr or Giorgio Cini Foundation, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore.
Lecturers and Syllabus
Noel Channon BBC TV Editor
Professor John Guthrie Lecturer, University of Venice
The United Kingdom of Italy and the political structure
Education and culture in contemporary Italy
Ronald Harris M.A. Master of Studies and Head of the History Department, The King’s School, Canterbury
A series of recorded lectures
Malcolm Kitch Lecturer in History, School of European Studies, University of Sussex
Dante and the beginnings of the Italian Renaissance
Art and philosophy in the Renaissance 1450-1550; Machiavelli and the ‘Modern State’; Castiglioni and the ‘Courtly Renaissance’; Galileo and the Century of Genius.
Stephen Medcalf Lecturer, University of Sussex
The European mind and imagination
An attempt to understand the reactions of the European mind and imagination, during the last hundred years to Industrialization. Lectures to include: the nature of metaphysics; freedom and responsibility; crime, punishment and mental health; an introduction to sociology; the sociology of Europe; the Medieval world picture; the edge of objectivity.
Michael Moran Lecturer in Philosophy, School of European Studies, University of Sussex
What is philosophy?
Logical positivism; linguistic analysis; Existentialism – Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, Sartre; Freud, Jung and the Unconscious.
Professor Michelangelo Muraro Soprintendenza alle gallerie ed alle Opere D’Arte, Venice
The civilisation, art and architecture of Venice
A series of lectures
Flavia Paulon Mostra Internationale D’Arte Cinematografica Della Biennale Di Venezia
Illustrated lectures on the film as a medium of communication. Includes the showing of films of leading directors, at the Ca’Giustinian Cinema of the International Film Festival of Venice (e.g. I Vitelloni – Fellini, Europa 51 – Rossellini, Le Amiche – Antonioni, Il Posto – Ormi, Cronique d’un été – cinema verité). Preliminary instruction on the making of documentary films on various aspects of Venice and Venetian life; assistance with film making on location and with film editing.
Daniel Snowman Lecturer in Sociology, School of European and American Studies, University of Sussex
Definitions and purposes
The individual and the mass; groups and public opinion; leadership; social and political systems.