Cultivating Charitable Benevolence

7 May 2017

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Free with Museum admission

The Foundling Museum

London, United Kingdom


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  • 59, 68, 91, 168, 188
  • Russell Square, King's Cross St Pancras
  • Euston, St Pancras International and King's Cross

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Dr. Andrew Rudd gives a talk exploring the role of literature and art in cultivating charitable behaviour.


What role did stories and images play in attitudes towards charity in the eighteenth century? What role do they still play today? Dr Andrew Rudd, lecturer in eighteenth-century and Romantic literature, gives a talk exploring these questions, drawing on a rich selection of historical material as well as modern charity publicity.

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