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Please note change of venue to

Mecumstraße 10, 40223 Düsseldorf (Bilk)
Vortragssaal, Room 208.

This red brick building, formerly used by Barmer, is near the bus stop: Feuerbachstraße, on the bus routes 780, 782 and 785, which go from Heinrich-Heine-Allee towards Erkrath, Solingen or Langenfeld. It is 350 metres’ walk (5 minutes) along Fruchtstraße from the metro and tram stop “Karolingerplatz”. From the mainline station, the tram 704 goes to Karolingerplatz.

To Nisi / The Island – Crete's leper colony of Spinalonga

Saturday, 31 October 2020, 17:30h

Spinalonga, off the north-eastern coast of Crete, had been Europe's last remaining leper colony when it officially closed in 1957. A moving reminder of the presence of this disease in 20th-century life, it has been brought to the attention of millions through Victoria Hislop's 2005 novel ‘The Island’, adapted for Greek television as ‘To Nisi’. Dr Michael Heinze's talk will focus on the history of the island and Hislop's fictional world of Spinalonga.

Venue

Room 306 (Club Room, 3rd floor), ‘Die Brücke’
Kasernenstraße 6, 40213 Düsseldorf