Tuesday 7th February 2017
‘Cesare Beccaria and his Context’ by Professor Renato Pasta (University of Florence)
Senior Parlour, Gonville and Caius College, 5-6:30pm
On Tuesday the CNHSN will be venturing south of the Alps for the first time, as Professor Pasta joins us from Florence to lecture on the great penal reformer and leading light of the Milanese Enlightenment, Cesare Beccaria, and his relationship with the Habsburg regime in Lombardy. Join us at Caius to learn more about this fascinating figure, whose stand against torture and arbitrary government remains (sadly) topical to this day.