Fables: From Aesop to Orwell

Hare and tortoise
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Date/Time
Date(s) - Monday, 14 March 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
St Paul’s Church


Nowadays we tend to dismiss fables – short moral tales peopled by animals – as children’s stories. In fact, they are possibly some of the oldest literature in the world, still full of life and humour and wit, and a tonic for us all. Human nature never seems to change – or learn!

Our speaker, Isabel Raphael started reading at the age of three, and has never stopped. Her aim in life has always been to pass on the glories of books, as a school teacher since 1960, a Headmistress (Channing, 1984- 98) and now with adult groups. Classes involve Latin and Greek (she read Classics at Cambridge) but always with English to the fore, from fable to pop.