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2018

Tuesday 13th March

Sarah Dunant

THE MOST INFAMOUS FAMILY IN HISTORY: THE BORGIAS

This lecture reveals the real family that dominated the Papacy and Italian politics during the last decade of the 15th century.

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Tuesday 10th April

John Iddon

HOCKNEY AT 80

We will explore the art of David Hockney and consider how his career has been marked by a restless seeking of challenge and experimentation.

Hockney Garden with BLue Terrace 2015

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Tuesday 8th May

Jane Gardiner

A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF DRINKING GLASSES

A pictorial history of drinking glasses through the ages, studied through images of actual objects and through paintings

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Tuesday 12th June

Doug Gillen

HIDDEN CANVASES – STREET ART AND THE CITY

There’s more to the world of street art than Banksy. Hidden Canvases is a beginner’s guide to the biggest art movement since pop art.   

David Shillinglaw - FWTV

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Tuesday 3rd July

Oliver Everett

THE TAJ MAHAL: ITS ARCHITECTURE, CONTEXT AND ORIGINS IN AGRA

The lecture traces the origins of its design, its site in Agra, how it was built, the craftsmen, the interiors and its surrounding buildings and gardens.

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Tuesday 11th September

Jo Walton

HENRY MOORE: A REVOLUTION IN BRITISH SCULPTURE

This talk explores his life and works, as well as the vibrant artistic world of mid-twentieth century Britain.

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Tuesday 9th October

Leslie Primo

FOREIGNERS IN LONDON: ARTISTS THAT CHANGED BRITISH ART

 The lecture will trace foreign artists from the Tudor period through to the Renaissance and Baroque, looking at their origins and how they came to work in England.

Hans Holbein the Younger (German, 1497/1498 - 1543), Edward VI as a Child, probably 1538, oil on panel, Andrew W. Mellon Collection 1937.1.64

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Tuesday 13th November

Joanna Mabbutt

GILDED GLORIES

For over 22 centuries from Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus to Rachel Whiteread’s gilded frieze for the Whitechapel Gallery, skilled artisans have exploited paper-thin metal leaf to enrich materials such as wood, metal, marble, leather, paper, glass, porcelain and textiles – even food and drink.

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