An introduction to the life and writings of Sicilian aristocrat and author, Guiseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa, whose one and only novel, “Il Gattopardo” was published posthumously in 1958. The book, which provided a controversial insight into the history of Sicily and the very particular nature of the Sicilian outlook on life, was later adapted for the screen by the Italian director Luchino Visconti.
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.