Lectures begin at 7.45 pm and are followed by tea and coffee.

 Lectures for the year 2016/17

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Why not come and meet us.

 


27th April 2017     James Taylor

   Masters of the sea: Highlights of Maritime Art from the 17th Century to the present day.

We look forward to another talk by James, a former Curator of paintings, drawings and prints at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich.

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25th May 2017   Oliver Everett

India: Imported British contribution to its History, Archaeology, Topography and Languages.

Librarian Emeritus of the Royal Library Windsor. Oliver’s earlier career included a diplomatic posting in India.

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22nd June 2017           Frank Woodgate

 Gustav Klimt: Craftsmanship and Sensuality

The lecture looks at the Viennese artist’s rich imagery, techniques, radical symbolism and influence including on today’s collages.

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A SAMPLE OF TALKS FROM THE RECENT PAST

 

          The Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo

Imogen  examined how the rich hoard discovered in Suffolk dating from the seventh century AD reveals a great deal about the country at that time.

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 Piero della Francesca: The Light of the North meets the Logic of the South

A lecture to mark the 600th anniversary of the birth of this Italian Renaissance artist whose work fuses the influence of north and south Europe to radiate serenity and timelessness.

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Sicily: The Kingdom of the Sun

The island in the sun is how Homer wrote about the beauty of Sicily. Jane explored the rich and diverse Sicilian civilisations and their legacies.

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         Thomas Heatherwick: The Leonardo of our Times

Thomas Heatherwick is a leading British designer whose innovative approach is in demand all over the world.

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Handel and Hogarth

A talk about the parts played by Handel and Hogarth in attracting benefactors to the Foundling Hospital set up by Captain Thomas Coram.

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The Aztec Legacy: Continuity & Change

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The art and culture of Central America examined by a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and specialist on the past and present Latin America.

Wonder works and the Art of Illusion

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A local member of the Inner Magic Circle gave a talk with effects on the history of magic through art and pictures.

Coventry Cathedral, Icon and Inspiration

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The extraordinary story of the rebuilding of the Cathedral as a symbol of reconciliation, and its inspiring commitment to world-class contemporary artists such as Piper and Sutherland.