DAYS OF SPECIAL INTEREST
Days of Special Interest are held at Moor Park Mansion, WD3 1QL, and include coffee and a light lunch within the ticket price. Each Day consists either of lecture 1, coffee, lecture 2, light lunch and lecture 3 (ending at 15:15), or, lecture 1, coffee, lecture 2 and light lunch (ending at 14:15). It is impractical to provide an online Zoom version.
If you wish to attend as a visitor please use the General Queries Form at the foot of this page. The cost varies from lecture to lecture but is usually around £40.00.
If you wish to book via this website you can download the flyer related to the event. But first you will need to register as a user of this website. To do so just click on "SITE MEMBER LOG IN" in the top right corner of the screen and follow the instructions. Your membership of the website will be approved as soon as your Society membership has been checked (this may take more than a few hours). Once you are a member of the website you can access the flyers by hovering on "MEMBERS PAY FOR AN EVENT" and selecting "Event Flyers". Alternatively, Flyers can be picked up at Wednesday Morning Meetings.
Arrive in person from 10:00. Refreshments are available from the bar. The first lecture begins at 10:30.
THURSDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2024
Seeing Is Believing:
Colour and Illusion
We live in an increasingly visual environment. Images are all around us, not just in art galleries and museums but from the media and the world in general. But how well and how accurately do we interpret our visual world?
What is colour? Can we believe our own eyes? This study day explores how colour and illusion affect our appreciation of art. We will also learn how deeply both influence our day-to-day lives - and in far more ways than we may realise.
THURSDAY 4 APRIL 2024
A History of Jewellery:
from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth Taylor
Today we examine 400 years of international jewellery design, from the pomp of the enamelled gold work ot the High Renaissance to the glamour of Harry Winston diamonds. And do bring along your own jewellery for John to assess and value in our own mini 'Antiques Roadshow' after lunch.
TUESDAY 4 JUNE 2024
Art of the Pharaohs
Discover the exceptional art created in the reigns of three pharaohs all remembered for being in some way extraordinary - an astounding body of awe-inspiring sculpture, relief and painting, expressing complex ideologies and often used as propaganda: the social media of Ancient Egypt.