Edward Lear 1812-1888: Zoology, Landscape, Nonsense and - Epilepsy?
When: Fri 11 May 2012, 13.00 - 14.15
Where: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: Free, no booking required
A wide-ranging talk, investigating the life of the brilliant nature artist and lifelong traveller who became, and remains, globally loved for his nonsense poetry. Using rarely seen manuscripts and letters, actor and scholar Charles Lewsen explores Lear's astonishing career, achieved despite a crippling condition that has been thought to be a form of epilepsy