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ADFAS Evening Lecture - 100 Years of Deception in 18th Century on Wednesday 12th December 2018
Join us for a pre-talk drink before this lecture and we will bring on some ADFAS Evening cheer for the Festive season!
The 1700s was a period where the people of England seemed to be especially gullible. They believed a woman could give birth to rabbits.
This and other hoaxes - which involved the likes of Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson and the politician Charles James Fox - were written about in newspapers and journals and brilliantly and amusingly depicted by satirical artists such as William Hogarth and James Gillray.
In this entertaining talk, Ian relates and illustrates sundry hoaxes and deliberate deceptions; all of which are memorable not only for the imaginative nature of the swindles, but also because of the differing motives of the tricksters.
We are pleased to be having one of our ADFAS Bursary grant students in attendance showing off his work on his Royal Drawing School course.
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