• Henley DFAS

Special Interest Days

Thursday 4th November 2021 10.30am-16.00pm. Online.

Lecturer: Suzanne Perrin


The Silk Road: Past and Present
 
10.30am-11.30am 1st Lecture: The Historical Background
12.30pm-13.30pm 2nd Lecture: More recent history and artifacts
13.30pm Questions on the morning sessions
15.00pm-16.00pm 3rd Lecture: The modern Silk Road.
16.00pm Questions and overall discussion on the day
 
The Silk Road has held a fascination for travellers since the early Christian era, and many traders, religious pilgrims and conquerors have passed through the settlements and towns that stretch from Central Asia to the East China Sea.  Along the various routes that make up the network of the ‘Silk Road’ – itself a misnomer – flourished an exotic mixture of cultures from Arabic, Turkic, Iranian, Indian, Mongolian, Chinese and Tibetan sources.
Mogao Caves, Dunhuang
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Discovering London through Detective Fiction: From Sherlock Holmes and his Contemporaries to Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers Tuesday 5th April 2022 (Booking Thursday 17 February)

Lecturer: Richard Burnip


Discovering London through Detective Fiction: From Sherlock Holmes and his Contemporaries to Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers
 
This Special Interest Day describes the development of popular detective fiction from the 1880s to the 1950s. In a late Victorian arena dominated by one iconic figure in a deerstalker, there were dozens of other contenders from the title of ‘The Great Detective’ in the pages of popular monthly magazines.  
 
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The History of Jewellery from Elizabeth 1 to Elizabeth Taylor Wednesday 8th June 2022 (Booking Thursday 21 April)

Lecturer: John Benjamin


The History of Jewellery from Elizabeth 1 to Elizabeth Taylor
 
This Special Interest Day examines four hundred years of international jewellery design, showing the changing styles from the pomp of High Renaissance enamelled gold work to the glamour of Harry Winston diamonds. 
 
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Hogarth: Harlots, Rakes and Crashing China: Hogarth’s Pots Wednesday 30th November 2022 (Booking Thursday 15 September)

Lecturer: Lars Tharp


Hogarth: Harlots, Rakes and Crashing China: Hogarth’s Pots
 
European society and culture changed dramatically in the mid-18th century. This was an age of opportunity and change, enlightenment and innovation, but also materialism, exploitation and injustice. In an affluent, cosmopolitan Europe, the seeds of modern empire, revolution and global war were being sown.
 
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TASH Special Interest Days Booking Arrangements

Members have the chance to experience a topic in some depth during a Special Interest Day. The subject might be one in which you already have an interest or one which just catches your eye as potentially interesting. The smaller group, with refreshments and lunch provided, gives an opportunity for relaxed socialising and discussion. Places fill quickly for popular speakers so it is advisable to arrive early on booking dates.

Booking opens prior to the monthly lectures at 9.30 am for Morning members and at 13.30 pm for Afternoon members in the Ballroom at Phyllis Court (PCC) two months before the date of the Special Interest Day. Bookings are only accepted on receipt of cash or cheque paid to TASH (The Arts Society Henley). Members may book for themselves and one other member, in which case names, cash or cheque(s) for both members must be received at time of booking.

Telephone and email bookings will be accepted after 4.30 pm on the first booking date if places are still available.

Please note that places may not be taken by non-members except by prior agreement.

Cancellation: We regret that payment will only be refunded if the event is fully booked and the place is taken by another member on the waiting list.

Robert Gurney is the Committee member responsible for Special Interest Days.

Telephone: 07828 505133

 Email:        robert.gurney@ntlworld.com