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NPRA Spring Talks : Roman Noses
April 5, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm£4
Modern European society has exhibited a curious fascination with the nose, whether it is a potato nose, saddle nose or duckbill nose, or one that was wide, pointy, long, hook or slant. Taking centre-stage in the face and the most prominent feature of the body, the nose has sometimes been interpreted as an index of character and behaviour, with a lucky few individuals sporting a noble ‘Roman nose’ or an artistic ‘Greek nose’. But to what extent did these nasal stereotypes and associations find their origins in classical antiquity? Dr Mark Bradley is an Associate Professor in Ancient History at the University of Nottingham and has appeared in BBC documentaries. He will sniff out traditions about the nose in ancient Greece and Rome, and explore their enduring relevance in modern society.
All are welcome and please bring your friends. The charge for the individual talks is £3 for NPRA members, £4 for non members.
The booking arrangements will remain the same through David Hill. Please confirm if you are or are not an NPRA member.
Post: David Hill, NPRA Talks, The Old Coach House, Cavendish Crescent South, The Park, Nottingham NG7 1EN Tel: 0115 9410963
Please do not send cheques or cash – we will take money on the night