Diary



Our lectures will be held either via Zoom or in the lecture hall and our visits and trips will be listed on the website as and when we can organise group visits. Please keep updated via our website and email noticeboards.

 


 

  • Lecture
  • ‘ULTIMATE POWER DRESSING’ CHINESE IMPERIAL COSTUME AND INSIGNIA OF RANK

    With 12 Ranks within the Imperial family and 9 Ranks for both Civil (Mandarin) and Military Officials this lecture explains the hierarchy and significance of emblems – such as the…

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  • VISIT THE COURTAULD GALLERY

    After an ambitious three-year transformation project, The Courtauld Gallery reopened in November 2021. The Courtauld is home to one of the world’s great art collections, and is located in the…

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  • THE MYSTERY OF JOHANNES VERMEER, MASTER OF LIGHT, COLOUR AND HARMONY

    What is it that holds the viewer before a beautiful young girl in a exotic turban, a woman replying to a discarded letter, or a couple at an intimate music…

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  • SYDNEY POITIER: HOLLYWOOD & RACE

    Hollywood’s first black superstar in the 1950’s, Sidney Poitier, overcame decades of prejudice and was awarded Best Oscar actor in 1963.  He was gradually drawn into the ongoing struggle for…

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  • CULTURAL EXPERIMENTS IN THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC

    After World War I, artists and architects were in a state of flux, just like the world they inhabited. How could they create and what, indeed, would they produce in…

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  • ART TRANSPORTED: HOW DID IT GET HERE FROM WHERE IT WAS MADE? WHO OWNED IT BEFORE?

    We love standing in a museum gazing at a painting by Titian or Caravaggio, but we rarely question where it was before it came to be in that museum, or…

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  • BIT OF A CARRY ON

    The remarkable untold story of Carry On actor Peter Butterworth, and his wife, Britain's first female TV impressionist, Janet Brown, best known for her impression of Mrs Thatcher. Using classified…

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