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Past lectures

The Mayan Civilisation of Central America Thursday 15th September at Phyllis Court 10.45am and 2.15pm

Lecturer: Dr Duncan Pring


The Mayan Civilisation of Central America
Whilst a great deal is known to many about the Greek, Roman and Egyptian civilisations, the great ancient civilisations of the New World (The Maya, the Aztecs and the Incas) are much less well known. This lecture's focus is on the Maya, arguably the greatest of the three.
 
A Late Classic Maya Vase from Nebaj in Guatemala
 
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River Thames: Theatre of Pageantry and Pleasure Thursday 20th October at Phyllis Court 10.45am repeated at 2.15pm

Lecturer: Joanna Mabbutt


River Thames: Theatre of Pageantry and Pleasure
London’s grandest thoroughfare for centuries, the Thames has hosted royal weddings and state funerals, fireworks and pyrotechnics, music and masques, coronations and Lord Mayors’ pageants, processions and civic festivities. Teaming with life and busy with shipping, the City’s life-blood has also been the playground of both royalty and the common man.
 
 
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The Art of the Cartoonist Venue: The Kenton Theatre, Henley Wednesday 9th November AGM at 10.30am followed by lecture (morning lecture only)

Lecturer: Harry Venning


The Art of the Cartoonist
Harry Venning has been a professional cartoonist for thirty years, during which time he has provided cartoons for several high profile UK publications (The GuardianRadio Times) as well as for countless more obscure titles (British Journal Of Wound Care).
 
 
He was awarded UK Strip Cartoonist Of The Year for his Guardian strip Clare In The Community, which he adapted into a Radio 4 sitcom.
 
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