An introduction to the life and work of seven celebrated late 18th and early 19th century English writers. Discover how shifting attitudes towards the nature of man, his place in society and his relationship to the natural world prompted diverse and innovative approaches which resulted in a rich legacy of literature in the form of autobiographcal reflection, social criticism and sublime flights of imagination.
Richard Stone has long been intrigued by history and fascinated by human creativity. An extended period of tertiary study produced a Degree in Art History and Music along with Diplomas in Art and Design and in Education, followed by a satisfying 30-year career as a teacher and lecturer in independent schools.
Throughout his teaching career, Richard also practised as a painter and photographer and satisfied an urge to travel by developing a program of European study tours. Since the mid-90s, Richard has accompanied more than 20 groups of secondary students and adults to various destinations in search of cultural enlightenment. Richard has been teaching at the CAE since 2016, sharing his enthusiasm for history, literature and the arts through a range of talks.