17 December 2020 Start
17 December 2020 End
6pm (UK) / 8pm (Athens) Time
Greece The British School at Athens (online live event)

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Bettany Hughes at the BSA Christmas lecture

Thursday 17 December 2020

Bettany Hughes, the acclaimed historian, author, and broadcaster, is scheduled to give this year’s Christmas lecture for the BSA. Hughes will talk on the topic “In Search of the Goddess of Love – by Land and Sea”,

In Search of the Goddess of Love – by Land and Sea: abstract

Hughes shares her research and journeys in the field to track down the archaeology, history, and mythical impact of the goddess Aphrodite and Venus through time and across continents. Asking what the Goddess of Love really represents she investigates evidence from the Middle East and Cyprus as well as Greece and Rome. Bettany will also reveal the behind the scenes stories of her Greek Island Odyssey.

Bettany Hughes: About

Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author, and broadcaster. Her previous books – ISTANBUL: A Tale of Three Cities (2017), HELEN OF TROY: Goddess, Princess, Whore (2005) and THE HEMLOCK CUP: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life (2010) – were published to great critical acclaim and worldwide success. Bettany is a Research Fellow of King’s College London, a Tutor at Cambridge University’s Institute for Continuing Education, and a Visiting Professor of History at the New College of the Humanities and has been honored with numerous awards including the prestigious Norton Medlicott Medal for History.

How to attend

The live event is held online via Zoom. Attendance is free but registration is necessary. To register, please click the following link: