Lecture Programme 2019/20


17 September 2019

ROYAL COLLECTORS: QUEEN VICTORIA AND PRINCE ALBERT AND THEIR ART

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were keen amateur artists.  They exchanged gifts of paintings, sculpture and jewellery every birthday and Christmas.

Susan Owens

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15 October 2019

IN SIGHT OF THE DOWNS: SUSSEX, A CENTRE FOR 20th CENTURY BRITISH ART

Rupert Toovey is a local auctioneer and valuer and also an ordained priest. He is a passionate advocate and sponsor of art and heritage in Sussex.

Rupert Toovey

Followed by WELCOME PARTY FOR NEW MEMBERS.

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19 November 2019

CHARLES DICKENS, THE MAN AND HIS LIFE THROUGH HIS CHARACTERS

Bertie Pearce is a member of the Inner Magic Circle and is also a Professor of Punch and Judy.  Look forward to a ‘Truly Dickensian Experience’.

Bertie Pearce

Followed by FESTIVE DRINKS AND MINCE PIES

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21 January 2020

THE GREAT EXHIBITION

What were the real aims behind the Exhibition, and how were they fulfilled?  Why was it such a huge success?

Prasannajit De Silva

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18 February 2020

THREE BALTIC CAPITALS 

This lecture looks at the rich cultural heritage of three distinctive capitals – Vilnius, Riga and Tallin.

Anne Anderson

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17 March 2020

THE ART OF DANCE

Since the birth of the earliest human civilisations, dance has been an important part of ceremony, rituals and celebrations.  A method of healing and a means of expression and entertainment.

Jennifer Toynbee Holmes

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21 April 2020

PASSIONATE POTTERS, de MORGAN – LEACH

Julian is a professional archaeologist in commercial archaeology for English Heritage.  Pottery first appeared in Britain about 6,000 years ago. Discover the talent of more recent potters.

Julian Richards

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19 May 2020

THE BAUHAUS

This is the story of Germany’s most famous design school, bitterly attacked in its day during the 1920’s but one which has had a profound effect on modern buildings and interiors.

Anthea Streeter

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16 June 2020

SEX IN THE CITY – HOGARTH AND 18TH CENTURY LONDON

This lecture looks at how Hogarth used his work to wage his war against London’s sex trade and child poverty.  He then progressed to be a successful painter and philanthropist.

Julia Musgrave

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21 July 2020

AGM at 10amDoors open at 9.30am

‘YOU RANG M’LUD’. ARCHITECTURE OF HOUSEHOLD STAFF IN LATE MEDIEVAL CASTLES

We will view castles through the eyes of the ordinary folk.  This is a story of masons, carpenters, cooks, clerks, servants and stable hands.

James Wright

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