WINSTON CHURCHILL HALL
Usually held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Lectures start at 10.50am. Complimentary coffee is available from 10.15 am.
Guests are always welcome; a donation of £8.00 each is invited.
2019-20 MORNING LECTURES
Wednesday 19 February 2020
The Dowager Empress Cixi (1835 – 1908) - Ruling from behind the Yellow Silk Screen
By David Rosier
A balanced insight into the life and achievements of one of the most important women in Chinese Imperial history.
The Civic and Livery Company Arms of the City of London
By Paul D Jagger
Wednesday 18 March 2020
The City of London’s relationship with heraldry is a unique one. It is at once spectacularly ancient and ultra-modern.
Wednesday 15 April 2020
A Decorative Art - The History of Wall Paper
By Joanna Banham
Often regarded as the most ephemeral and least precious of home decorations, we examine how wallpapers were used within grand and more ordinary homes.
Wednesday 20 May 2020
John Peter Russell - the Lost Impressionist
By Lucrezia Walker
John Peter Russell, the lost Impressionist, was a friend of van Gogh, and an artist regarded by Rodin as equal to Monet, Renoir and Matisse.
Wednesday 17 June 2020
The GPO Film Unit - The Birth of the Documentary Film
By Howard Smith
The birth of documentary films in the 1930s, through the experimental Soviet era to the 129 films produced by the GPO Film Unit in seven years, including 'Night Mail' with poetry by W H Auden and music by Benjamin Britten.