Chateaubriand: A French Romantic in East Anglia

Location: 
St. Giles' Church, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ

Rev'd Dr Geoff Dumbreck is the speaker for this month's free lecture, at which all are welcome.

François-René de Chateaubriand was a French aristocrat, writer, diplomat and aspiring explorer. Fleeing the French Revolution, he made his way to London and East Anglia, bringing some Gallic charm to the small towns of Beccles and Bungay. Geoff Dumbreck will introduce you to the life of this remarkable character, who left his mark on theology, literature, politics, and - perhaps most famously - steak

This series is hosted by the Friends of St. Giles' Church, given every second Thursday of the Month. Refreshments are served from 10.30 am.

Further topics:
11 July - Tides of Fortune: the rise and fall of English seaside resorts - Tony Kirby
SUMMER BREAK
12 September - Discovering St Giles' - Sylvia Pick
10 October - Kettle's Yard Archives - Frieda Midgeley
14 November - Cambridge in crisis 1630-1632 - Evelyn Lord
CHRISTMAS BREAK

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