Discover more about the extraordinary Rossetti family.  

The Rossetti family were quite extraordinary.  When Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti was forced into exile through his opposition to the rule of the King of Naples, he arrived in Britain in 1824 and soon married the daughter of another Italian exile.  All four of the children of this marriage – Dante Gabriel, Christina, Maria and William – were to follow in his footsteps showing remarkable poetic and artistic talents. As founding members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the family's attitude to life, love and art reflected revolutionary sentiments of the time.

To coincide with the Tate Britain’s exhibition ‘The Rossettis’ (6 April – 24 September 2023), an exhibition devoted to the radical Rossetti generation, this Study Day will explore the family’s history and cultural impact, and take a look at some of the exciting exhibits which will be making up the Tate’s immersive exhibition.

When | Saturday 20th May, 10.30am - 3.30pm

Where | Offa Room, St Albans Cathedral 

Cost | £25 

(Please note this event is in-person only and will not be recorded.)

For a running programme of the study day, which includes further information on the talks and speakers, simply click on the button below. Please note refreshments will be provided but students need to provide own lunch. 

The Rossettis: A New Way of Living | Programme

How to Book

You can book online here using the button below, or by calling the Learning Administrator on 01727 890212 between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Tickets will be on sale until 12noon the day before. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book. 

Clergy and Readers in St Albans Diocese have complimentary access to our Adult Learning courses, talks, study days, and reading groups. For clergy/Reader bookings, please email [email protected] with your name and role and we will confirm your place.