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Season 2018/19

26
September
2018

Foreigners in London 1570-1677: the Artists that changed the Course of British Art.

lecturer: Leslie Primo

 

Why were foreigner painters preferred by the aristocracy in London to...

Why were foreigner painters preferred by the aristocracy in London to native-born English painters, why did foreigners come in the first place, what...

17
October
2018

The Tragic Beauty of Ice: Art and Antarctica in the Heroic Age.

lecturer: Peter Warwick

 

The film and photography of Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurly, and the...

The films and photography of Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley, and the paintings of Dr Edward Wilson and George Marston capture the wonderful world of...

14
November
2018

The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces: religious architecture of the world.

lecturer: Jon Cannon

 

From Chartres cathedral to Angkor Wat, religion has been the inspiration for...

This lecture explores the architecture of the major religions of humanity. It lays out the resulting developments in chronological order, revealing a...

01
January
2019

January 2019

Lecture and date to be announced

13
February
2019

Out of the Blue: The Story of Blue in Art.

lecturer: Alexandra Drysdale

 

The story of blue takes us from the lapis lazuli mines in...

Have you ever wondered where the blue in medieval illuminated manuscripts came from, or how chemists of the nineteenth century invented synthetic...

20
March
2019

Art of the Kimono: Japanese Signs, Symbols and Stories.

lecturer: Suzanne Perrin

 

Of all the fascinating arts and crafts made in Japan, perhaps the most...

Of all the many fascinating arts and crafts made in Japan, perhaps the most exciting are those of textiles. We trace the Art of the Kimono from the...

10
April
2019

Eating with Queen Victoria: A Greedy Queen

lecturer: Dr. Annie Gray

 

This lecture, which is based on Annie’s first book, a culinary...

What does it mean to eat like a queen? Elizabeth gorged on sugar, Mary on chocolate and Anne was known as 'Brandy Nan'. Victoria ate all of this and...

23
May
2019

BRIDFAS Osnabrück Trip from May 23rd to 27th in 2019

A birthday visit to V&A

 

(Sorry, for members only)

2019 marks the 200th birthday of Victoria, born in Kensington Palace, and Albert, born in Coburg. The same very highly qualified midwife brought this...

19
June
2019

AGM followed by The Woman Who Ate Her Husband: The “Mona Lisa” and the Art of Leonardo

lecturer: Nicole Mezey

 

The Mona Lisa is both mesmerising and tantalising. So much about it is...