• Henley DFAS

Forthcoming lectures

Thursday 20th May 2021 Online at 10.30am and 2.30pm

Lecturer: Peter Medhurst


The Genius of Beethoven Lecture
This lecture is affiliated to the Special Interest Day on Wednesday 9th June.  Click here to go straight to that page.
 
Famously, every morning of his adult life, Beethoven measured out exactly 60 coffee beans for his breakfast.  A man who is capable of such discipline over a cup of coffee can surely apply that exactness elsewhere in his life;  and in Beethoven's case, it was applied to his compositions. 

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Thursday 17th June 2021 at 10.45am and 2.15pm or online t 10.30am if necessary.

Lecturer: Pamela Campbell-Johnston


The Art of 1935

Can a single year adequately encapsulate an artistic environment in British art history? This lecture, The Art of 1935, explores that year’s many aspects of decorative and fine art, demonstrating how these artistic forms reflected the period in a fitting and cohesive manner. 

Set against the backdrop of the 1935 Silver Jubilee Celebrations of King George V and Queen Mary, audiences are transported back to this fabulous time and learn about this pivotal year.

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Thursday 15th July 2021 at 10.45am and 2.15pm or online at 10.30am if necessary

Lecturer: Dr Geri Parlby


Shock! Horror! Probe! The Art and Artifice of Fleet Street: A Newspaper Story in Pictures

Thursday 16th September 2021 at 10.45am and 2.15pm or online at 10.30am and 2.30pm if necessary

Lecturer: Matthew Williams


Ghastly Good Taste - The Highs and Lows of British Interior Design 1880 - 1980

This lecture looks at the enormous changes in our homes over a hundred year period, encompassing aspects of household taste from Victorian clutter to the psychedelic ‘throw away’ furnishings of the 1970s.

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Thursday 21st October 2021 at 10.45am and 2.15pm or online at 10.30am if necessary

Lecturer: Colin Pink


Gustav Klimt and Fin de Siecle Vienna Society

 

Thursday 3rd November 2021, Post AGM Lecture AGM starts at 10.30am Lecture for all members starts at 11.00am (no afternoon lecture)

Lecturer: Rosamund Bartlett


Psychology of a City: The Architecture of St Petersburg

St. Petersburg’s dignity and grandeur is everywhere apparent.

Thursday 18th November 2021 at 10.45am and 2.15pm or online at 10.30am if necessary

Lecturer: Anne Sebba


The Story of the Cook Sisters and How They Used Opera to Save Lives