CU@SC brings a Valentine Victorian Tea to Simmons Center

Cameron University’s CU@SC program returns to Duncan with a Valentine Victorian Tea on Sunday, February 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will feature a traditional high tea as well as a presentation by Dr. Vivian Thomlinson on Christina Rosetti’s “A Goblin Market”: A Misunderstood Tale About Love. The event will take place in the Rosebud Room of the Simmons Center. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children K-12. CU students, faculty and staff will be admitted for free with valid CU ID. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. To RSVP, call 580-581-2491.

Professor Emerita and former Hackler Award winning teacher Dr. Vivian Thomlinson returns to highlight this year’s tea with an entertaining and insightful presentation on Christina Rossetti, sister of painter/poet and founding Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood member Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

“Christina Rosetti was a true ‘Victorian’ among a group of artists who were the very antithesis of the Victorian era,” Thomlinson says. “I will use her colorful morality tale/children's poem "Goblin Market" as an entree into discussing her life, poetry, and influence at an important time of social reform and radical morality.”

High tea will feature scones, clotted cream, assorted tarts, cookies, finger sandwiches, crumpets and dipped strawberries. A selection of fine teas will be provided by Distinctive Décor of Duncan.

CU@SC’s Valentine Victorian Tea is made possible by the Simmons Center Community Spirit Program and Cameron University Lectures and Concerts.

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February 5, 2019