The 10th John Addington Symonds Annual Lecture: Museum Bums explore the inspirations for John Addington Symonds

7 October 2023, 2.00 PM - 7 October 2023, 4.00 PM

Jack Shoulder and Mark Small

Room 3.33, Wills Memorial Building; online

OutStories Bristol in collaboration with the University of Bristol Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition (IGRCT) present the 10th John Addington Symonds Annual Lecture.


Museum Bums explore the inspirations for John Addington Symonds

Jack Shoulder and Mark Small take a closer look at some of the characters in John Addington Symonds‘ works, in their own trademarked cheeky way.

Jack and Mark are the duo behind the eponymous viral Twitter (‘X’) account @museumbums. They’re also going to do their best to sell their new book “Museum Bums: A Cheeky Look at Butts in Art” to you!

This free lecture, which is open to everyone, will take place in hybrid format: both in-person at the Wills Memorial Building and streamed online via Zoom.

To attend in person:

Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ
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The talk will be held in Lecture Room 3.33 on the third floor.

After the talk and Q&A, which will last around an hour, you are welcome to join us for tea/coffee in Room 1.5 on the first floor. This is your opportunity to come and chat with members of OutStories Bristol about our activities.

From the main entrance on Queens Road there are stairs to each floor. There is also a ramped entrance at the front of the building and a lift to each floor.

To attend in person please book via this Eventbrite page. Due to room capacity, attendance is limited to 22 people so book early! You do not need to print your ticket.

To join the online webinar:

If you wish to join the online webinar instead, please register here. Prior to the event you will be sent an email with Zoom joining instructions.

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