A family culture of creativity: Charles Burney and his children | University of Oxford

A family culture of creativity: Charles Burney and his children

Speaker
Dr Lorna Clark, Bodleian Libraries Royal Bank of Canada Fellow
Event date
Event time
17:30 - 18:30
Venue
The Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BG
Venue details

The Weston Lecture theatre, access through Blackwell Hall, main entrance on Broad Street

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

The Burney family stood at the centre of cultural life of eighteenth and nineteenth-century England. Fertility of invention could be said to be part of the family heritage, expressed in a variety of ways, through literature or music or painting.

The habit of writing was begun in childhood, as can be seen in several manuscripts that have come to light, suggesting a family culture of creativity that lies behind the later professional works.