Some of our Future Talks

Elizabeth Gowing:  The Silver Threads...Traditional Arts in Kosovo.

Silver Mines have cast a Silver Thread through Kosovo's history with its most intricate tanglings in the cultural capital of Prizen.  Filligree artisans creat magical lacy designs from dull sticks of raw silver and have illuminated the history of Kosovo for seven generations.

Some of the beautiful filligree work from Kosovo.

Julian Richards:  Inspired by Stonehenge.

Why Stonehenge must be regarded as architectural in its layout and construction, embodying techniques which convinced antiquarians that it could not have been built by 'primitive' ancient Britons.

This iconic structure has inspired painters like Blake, Turner and Constable and potters such as Moore.  In modern times it graces tea towels from Wiltshire, phone cards in Japan and stamps from Bhutan.

Wednesday 11th October 2017

This Lecture is preceded by our AGM at 6.45.

Wednesday 13th December 2017

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Caroline Shenton: Votes for Women,  Art,  Suffragettes and Female Politicians.

2018 sees the centenary of women getting the Vote.  Dr Shenton explores the story through portrayals in art of the suffragettes, female politicians, and contemporary events.