Horace Walpole and Philanthropy in Eighteenth-Century England

September 19, 2022

September 20, 2022 7:00 PM

Andrew Rudd, Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter

In this talk, Dr. Andrew Rudd (University of Exeter, UK) will explore the rich and exciting world of philanthropy in eighteenth-century England. The talk will focus on the collector and man of letters Horace Walpole (1717-1797), who was a generous, if sometimes eccentric, supporter of the era’s good causes. Walpole’s giving habits illuminate a thriving culture of charitable relief which still finds echoes in philanthropy today.

This talk is presented in collaboration with the Farmington Libraries

Advance registration required