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The Future of Intelligence: a Multidisciplinary Vernon Lee Conference, 8-10 September 2023, Florence and Online

“Intelligence is especially preservative and sheltering. It is the natural purifier and tidier-up where Genius and Stupidity, disrupting and corrupting by turns, have played the deuce with our poor mortal heritage. And in the face of the millionfold sacrifices of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

« … presents give me a very lively and special pleasure; have done so always ever since my days of Christmas-trees and birthday candles, leaving all through my life a particular permeating charm connected with certain dates and seasons, like the … Continue reading

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In memoriam: Vernon Lee, 13 February 1935

87 years ago, Violet Paget passed away at her Villa Il Palmerino in Florence. The painter Berthe Noufflard, whose beautiful portraits of Vernon Lee truly deserve a public exhibition, and who was “Miss Paget’s” friend over the last ten years … Continue reading

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Online lecture by Dr Claudia Tobin, February 23, 2021

Claudia Tobin: “Travelling Portraits: Vernon Lee, Virginia Woolf, Ottoline Morrell, Vanessa Bell” Colonica del Palmerino, via del Palmerino 6 23 February 2021, 6.30pm (CET) On-line lecture in English: Travelling at the turn of the century without ever feeling foreign. From … Continue reading

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Vernon Lee, ‘The Refined Rebel’

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On September 24 2020, H&M Studio will launch their A/W Collection which takes its inspiration from Vernon Lee and David Bowie. The collection blends ‘old world elegance’ with ‘70’s disco’ stylings and includes garments that combine ultra-masculine and hyper-feminine tailoring. … Continue reading

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