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Over the months of July, August and September we will be broadcasting six lectures via ZOOM.

Members will be emailed  a reminder before each lecture, with a link to the lecture, and a link to the instructions on how to download the Zoom application which should be done in advance.

Zoom lectures will take place on a Tuesday at 11.00am

Tuesday 14 July - 11.00am

‘Medical Gold from Ancient Egypt to the Nobel Prize’
Dr James Grant
A story of four thousand years of gold in medicine and art.

Tuesday 28 July - 11.00am
‘Something of me’: (Self) Presentation in portraits of Cecil Beaton(s)
Dr Benjamin Wild
… there are 347 portraits of Cecil Beaton in The National Portrait Gallery, 819 of  Queen Elizabeth II and  just 47 of Diana, Princess of Wales …… why should this be so?

Tuesday 11 August - 11.00am
 ‘Picasso in Britain: Art, Politics & Outcry’                
Dr Kate Aspinall
 … the connections between the most prolific artist of the twentieth century and a country on the verge of its global artistic renaissance.
Tuesday 25 August - 11.00am
‘What Have the Huguenots Ever Done for us? Mass Migration and the Arts in Britain’
Viv Lawes
… the impact made by the arrival of the 16th and 17th c. French Protestant Huguenots.

Tuesday 8 September - 11.00am
‘Osborne, Pinter & Co: Post-War British Theatre’
Giles Ramsay
... a revolution was taking place and its artistic aftermath can be felt to the present day.

Tuesday 22 September - 11.00am
‘The Tale of Two Barbaras: Barbara Hepworth and Barbara Tribe’
Catherine Wallace           
 ...  exploring the similarities and difference in the work of these two pioneering female artists.