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MORNING LECTURES

Traditionally monthly morning lectures have been held at Winston Churchill Hall which has been closed since March 2020. Until it re-opens or a suitable alternative becomes available our lectures are being held online via Zoom. A unique link is emailed to members and guests on the day before each lecture. If you wish to 'attend' as a guest please complete the General Queries form below and links will be emailed to you. Click the link at 10:45am to join the audience for a chat before the lecture begins at 11:00am. Our monthly morning lectures are free to all.
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    16 Sep

    WEDNESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2020

    Gustav Klimt and the Vienna Secession

    Speaker: 

    Scott Anderson

    In 2006 Gustav Klimt�s 1907 portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer sold for $135 million. Suddenly, Klimt was being talked about in the same terms as Van Gogh or Monet.

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    21 Oct

    WEDNESDAY 21 OCTOBER 2020

    Tom Thomson and the �Group of Seven�

    Painters Inspired by the Canadian Landscape

    Speaker: 

    Richard Thomas

    From 1912 Tom Thomson and the �Group of Seven� revolutionised Canadian painting. Some were war artists who went on to produce wonderful portraits and townscapes, but all were inspired by the Canadian landscape and the wilderness to the �north�.

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    18 Nov

    WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2020

    Catherine de Medici, poor Queen

    The story of three in a marriage

    Speaker: 

    Caroline Rayman

    Catherine de Medici, sent as a young girl from Florence to marry Henri of France second son of the great King Francis I, a brilliant marriage for �a grocer�s daughter� as she was cruelly called at court.

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    20 Jan

    WEDNESDAY 20 JANUARY 2021

    The Subtle Art of Fake News

    Speaker: 

    Geri Parlby

    If Donald Trump thinks it was he who invented the concept of Fake News then he is sadly mistaken. Fake News has been around since the time of the Egyptian pharaohs and art has always been one of its favourite media.

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    24 Feb

    WEDNESDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2021

    A Life in Fashion

    The Wardrobe of Cecil Beaton

    Speaker: 

    Dr Benjamin Wild

    When Cecil Beaton died in 1980, it was not surprising that one of his tailors was telephoned with the news before Buckingham Palace, despite his close association with the Royal Family.

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    17 Mar

    WEDNESDAY 17 MARCH 2021

    With a little help from their friends

    The Beatles and their artists

    Speaker: 

    Barry Venning

    A journey through the 60s in music and images, following the Beatles and their involvement with artists, photographers, fashion creatives, graphic designers and art world luminaries, from the Hamburg Reeperbahn in 1960 to Abbey Road in 1969.

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    21 Apr

    WEDNESDAY 21 APRIL 2021

    Mad Tracey from Margate

    The work of Tracey Emin

    Speaker: 

    Rosalind Whyte

    Tracey Emin shot to fame and notoriety with My Bed in 1999, taking up a role as the enfant terrible of the Young British Artists.

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    19 May

    WEDNESDAY 19 MAY 2021

    Bodies in Balance

    Asian Medicine in Art

    Speaker: 

    Zara Fleming

    The aim of this lecture is to explore Asia�s approach to medicine, which advocates a balanced relationship between body, mind and spirit. If there is disharmony in any aspect of life, then there is disease.

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    16 Jun

    WEDNESDAY 16 JUNE 2021

    Beethoven

    Love and the Moon

    Speaker: 

    Graham Griffiths

    Famously, Beethoven had one �distant beloved�. Less well-known are his six unrequited love-affairs and (possibly) one illegitimate child.

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