How can a poet who wrote hundreds of years ago in medieval Italy possibly be relevant to today’s world?
You may have never read a single line of The Divine Comedy, and yet you’ve been influenced by it.
Dante’s concerns in the poem are those of any thoughtful person in any age or place: he explores human nature with a genuine curiosity and a poem which encourages us to reflect on human behavior in all its countless manifestations will always be relevant.
To introduce Dante and La Divina Commedia to the younger generation we will be offering a brand new Intensive Italian course over Half-Term breaks and school holidays.
After an introduction to the life of Dante Alighieri and the state of the Italian language in 1300, students will discover a selection of the most salient cantos of the Inferno which still have relevance in life today (getting lost in a life of turmoil and confusion, the importance of friendship and reliable guidance, the journey through knowledge and how knowledge and reason can save us in difficult situations).
The journey will continue with a quick roundup of Purgatorio and Paradiso cantiche.
Watch the video and meet the teacher who will be delivering the online course over the summer.
About the course
Dante: La Divina Commedia and its relevance to the contemporary world 750 years later
Intensive Course: 1 week, Monday to Friday, 1.5 hours per day
- 26th-30th July
- 2nd-6th August
- 23rd-27th August
This intensive course will run from Monday to Friday, 1.5 hours per day, for a total of 7.5 hours.
The course will be delivered online on a one-to-one format.
Each student will be assigned a slot when enrolment is confirmed.
£300 per student per week (7.5 hours, 1.5 per day, Monday to Friday)