Camaraderie, good cheer, good conversation and good food will reign when the CU@SC series returns with “Tea and Forbidden Romance: Elizabeth and Robert Browning.” The Victorian tea, hosted by former Cameron University faculty member Dr. Vivian Thomlinson takes place on Sunday, December 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. The special event is hosted by the Cameron University School of Liberal Arts and takes place at the Simmons Center’s Chisholm Hall. Admission is $10 and $5 for children. CU students, faculty and staff are admitted free with valid CU ID. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. To RSVP, call 580-581-2491.
Refreshments include a traditional “high tea” with scones, clotted cream, crumpets, finger sandwiches and trifle. A selection of fine teas will be provided by Distinctive Décor of Duncan.
Thomlinson will offer a presentation on the courtship of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, much of which occurred in nearly 600 letters as well as under the watchful – and some say tyrannical eye – of Elizabeth’s father. After Barrett’s father learned of her secret marriage to Browning in 1846, he disinherited her.
CU@SC’s Holiday Victorian Tea is made possible by the Simmons Center Community Spirit Program.
November 30, 2015