A tale of two George Frederics

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A MUSICIAN and teacher will deliver the final public talk in the summer series.

Ann Rachlin, who has produced 24 albums and written 11 books, will deliver a talk called Watts With Handel? A tale of two George Freds.

“George Frederic Watts was a popular Victorian painter, born on the same date as George Frederic Handel and named after him,” she said.

“I’ll be contrasting the colourful lives of the two George Freds and revealing some colourful tales of their private lives and loves.”

The talk will take place in the old library at Grey College, Durham, on Sunday, June 10.

It starts at 2.15pm, is free and open to the public.

Henry Dyson, a fellow of Grey College, said: “Year on year our talks are attracting more and more people from Durham and beyond.

“They are quirky, informative and interesting and we are delighted so many people outside the university are enjoying them.”