• Henley DFAS

Forthcoming lectures

Thursday 18th March 2021 Online at 10.30am and 2.30pm

Lecturer: Fenella Bazin


The Bayeux Tapestry

Although the images of the Bayeux Tapestry are so familiar, the stories behind the work are much less known. The account of the Battle of Hastings is only a small part of this extraordinary work.

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Thursday 15th April 2021 Online at 10.30am and 2.30pm

Lecturer: Jo Walton


'So! They Do Cook After All! Ravilious, Bawden and the Great Bardfield Artists

 

In 1932 the artist Edward Bawden and his wife Charlotte moved into Brick House in the Essex village of Great Bardfield, initially sharing the house with another artistic couple, Eric Ravilious and Tirzah Garwood. 

 

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

Lecturer: Peter Medhurst


The Genius of Beethoven

Famously, every morning of his adult life, Beethoven measured out eactly 60 coffee beans for his breakfast.  A man who is capable of such discipline over a cup of tea 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 if necessary

Lecturer: Ian Keable


The Century of Deception: The Birth of the Hoax in the Eighteenth Century

The 1700s was a period when the people of England seemed to be especially gullible. They believed a woman could give birth to rabbits; a man could climb inside a two pint bottle and sing inside it;

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