Past Lectures

18 Nov

Renaissance, Reformation and Counter-Reformation - A Revolution in Art in context

18/11/2021    
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Dr Neil Faulkner What does "Renaissance Art" mean?  The paintings, sculptures, and architectural forms of the 15th to 17th centuries were never ‘art for art’s sake’.  Art [...]
21 Oct

The Magnificent Maya - Fact and Fantasy

21/10/2021    
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Dr Diane Davies The Maya created one of the most sophisticated civilizations in the ancient world.  Their achievements in the arts and sciences, along with [...]
16 Sep

Love is Enough: At Home with Jane and William Morris

16/09/2021    
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper William Morris wrote: ’The secret of true happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.’ This [...]
17 Jun

The Age of Jazz in Britain

17/06/2021    
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Professor Catherine Tackley What was the public reaction to jazz when it began to appear in Britain in the aftermath of the First World War? [...]
20 May

Artists' Views of Australia - Aboriginal, Pioneer, Botanical and Impressionist

20/05/2021    
7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Caroline Holmes Artists' views of Australia: aboriginal; pioneer; botanical and Impressionist. Inspired by the Australian landscape and the major art  galleries in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide Caroline [...]