2022-23 Planned Lecture Programme

Lectures will be held at 11.00am on the first Tuesday of he month at the Crosfield Hall.  Unless circumstances change, they will not be broadcast on Zoom.

  • 6 September: Gavin Plumley “A Hungarian Metropolis: Art and Culture in Budapest”

    Budapest was formed in 1873 by the unification of Buda and Pest, situated on either side of the River Danube.… Read more…

  • 4 October: Simon Seligman “Chatsworth: a 21st Century Renaissance”

    Chatsworth has undergone a renaissance under the leadership of first, the 11th, and now the 12th, Duke and Duchess of… Read more…

  • 1 November: Annalie Talent “From Errol Flynn to bottles of Gin: literary portraits and their afterlives”

    From Burns to Byron and from Jane Austen to the Brontes; this lecture will uncover the fascinating stories behind some… Read more…

  • 6 December: Harry Venning “The Art of the Cartoonist”

    Harry will be tracing the history of his profession with examples from early practitioners like Cruickshank and Hogarth, to more… Read more…

  • 7 February: Angela Findlay “The Art of Atonement: How Germany commemorates the Second World War”

    How do you express national guilt and apology rather than pride and patriotism? How do you remember what you would… Read more…

  • 7 March: Grant Ford “Female Artists from Britain and Ireland”

    This talk looks at female artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. We discuss the difficulties of becoming a successful… Read more…

  • 4 April: Rosamund Barlett “Chopin and the Polish Soul”

    At the end of the 17th century Poland was the largest state in Europe, but within a hundred years it… Read more…

  • 3 May (Wednesday): Julian Halsby “The Extraordinary Life of Misia Sert”

    Born Marie Godebska, Misia was brought up in Paris and Brussels and became a pupil of the concert pianist and… Read more…

  • 6 June: Caroline Rayman “Catherine de Medici,Poor Queen: The Story of Three in a Marriage”

    Catherine de Medici, the only woman ever to rule France, married Henry, second son of King Francis I. This was… Read more…

  • 4 July: Mark Ovenden “160 years of the London Underground”

    Love it or loathe it, you can’t fail to be impressed by London’s Tube. It was the world’s first underground… Read more…