Despite 700 years this year since the death of Dante Alighieri (c. 1265-1321), this Italian poet and philosopher is still widely quoted. His views and the critique of his world in The Divine Comedy and especially in Inferno resonate with many of us in the 21st century. Dante's wisdom, acute sense of observation and ability to sift truth from misinformation is timeless.

BBC Radio 4 recently broadcast Dante 2021: Inferno, a journey of discovery through Hell led by three guides, amongst them senior member of Robinson College, Professor Vittorio Montemaggi (1997, Theology). The programme uses the translation of Inferno by a Life Fellow of Robinson College, Professor Robin Kirkpatrick. In October 2020, Penguin published Professor Kirkpatrick's verse translation of Dante's Commedia in the form of an audio book. 

You can listen to BBC Radio 4's Dante 2021: Inferno by following this link.