MOOR PARK MANSION
Wednesdays or Thursdays and one on a Friday
Evening lectures start at 7:30pm, except for the Chairman's Retirement Dinner lecture (6pm).
Refreshments available from 7:00pm.
Do try and come early for coffee or a drink with other members. We arrange optional pre-lecture suppers at 6:00pm in the Moor Park dining room (7:30pm for Chairman's Retirement Dinner).
2019-20 EVENING LECTURES
Wednesday 27 November 2019
Fresh Encounters - Contemporary Sculpture and the Public Space
By Anna Moszynska
The role of sculpture has changed substantially in recent times and it now plays a vitally important role in terms of site in the city.
Thursday 26 March 2020
Vincent Van Gogh - Madman or Genius?
By Anthony Russell
One of the most fascinating artists is the Dutchman who simply signed his work 'Vincent'. We discover extraordinary, little known facts, while enjoying the remarkable range of his talent.
Thursday 28 May 2020
Imperial Calcutta - Arts and Architecture
By Dr John Stevens
19th-20th century Calcutta was the British Empire's second city - a hub of culture and artistic production. Its arts and architecture were affected by British rule. This lecture explores how Indian artists viewed the British in India.
Friday 26 June 2020
Chairman's Retirement Dinner, preceded by:
Evening Lecture - "Tom Thomson and the ‘Group of Seven’" by Richard Thomas
Painters Inspired by the Canadian Landscape - From 1912 these painters revolutionised Canadian painting. Some were war artists producing wonderful portraits and townscapes. All were inspired by the Canadian landscape and northern wilderness.
Thursday 16 July 2020
Art of the Philippines - Jesuits, the Salon and Uncle Sam
By Viv Lawes
The Philippines has a well-established rich fine art tradition. This lecture will examine its history and discuss some of the leading figures in the Philippine art world, with whom the speaker has worked directly as a curator.