Thursday 16th May 2019
Lecturer: Sue Jenkins
St George: A visual history from the 7th to the 19th century of this soldier, dragon-slayer and saint
Although a patron saint in many countries, the earliest documented mention of St George in England comes from the Catholic monk the venerable Bede.
Thursday 20th June 2019
Lecturer: Alexandra Epps
Art of the River Thames through Artists Eyes
This is going to be a lovely lecture for a June day. The River Thames has inspired artists for over three hundred years and continues to do so today.
Thursday 19th September 2019
Lecturer: John Osborne
Heaven on Earth: The Art of Byzantium
This fascinating lecture looks at the main characteristics of the art of the Orthodox Church from the time when Constantinople was established as the capital of the Eastern Roman – and Christian – Empire
Thursday 17th October 2019
Lecturer: Antony Buxton
William Morris: The Life of Art & The Art of Life
William Morris is celebrated as a designer and craftsman, who as a young man decided to dedicate his life to art to counter the ugly industrial world he saw around him.
Thursday 21st November 2019
Lecturer: Nigel Bates
In the Kingdom of Sweets
The Nutcracker has delighted audiences at Christmas for many decades yet it was deemed a failure at its first performance.