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 14th September 2021 marked the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri.

We will be marking this occasion in the Autumn term with a talk by Mark Vernon entitled

Dante and Spiritual Intelligence on Tuesday 19th October 2021.  Details on the PROGRAMME page.

Also in our Archive is a series of 21 recorded lectures entitled

The Pilgrim Way according to Dante Alighieri given by John Allitt in 2001-2.




It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on 2nd July 2021 of Dr Stephen Cross, Fellow of the Academy and member of its Academic Board until 2019.




The Extended Archive has been updated with all of the lectures given to the Academy by

the late Professor Suheil Bushrui and the late Jack Herbert.




A page has been created in memory of our late President Emeritus, Professor Keith Critchlow

Please see New on the Website – Tribute page

In addition, many of his lecture recordings have been placed in our Extended Lecture Archive.




We are very pleased to announce that the winners of the 2021 Thetis Blacker Award are

 NIA & AGUS ISMOYO of Yogyakarta, Indonesia with their proposal

to create a film script derived from an ancient Javanese text on batik – the Suluk Ambatik.

We wish them well in this valuable endeavour.



Please see the Programme for an up-to-date list of papers and other events.

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A rare film about the late Temenos Fellow Dr Kapila Vatsyayan, entitled The Paradox of Art, has been uploaded onto our Extended Lecture Archive.




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Image credit: Chartres Labyrinth (Copper and gold on khadi paper, Daniel Docherty, March 2021)

In Memoriam,  Professor Keith Critchlow