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Programme of Events for 2013-14
Note change of Lecture times from March 2013

March 27th - 2pm & 7.30pm
Photography as a Fine Art
Brian Stater BA MSc

Should we accept that the very best photographs can be regarded as fine art?  Illustrated with works of some of the acknowledged masters of photography.

Lecture Report

April 11th (Thursday)
Outing: Life and Death:
Pompeii and Herculaneum -
Lecture and Exhibition at the British Museum.

Report and Photos

April 24th - 2pm & 7.30pm
Rick Mather Museums: Light and Space
Professor Andrew Hopkins

Exploring the work of London based US architect, the éminence-grise behind the renovation and expansion of some of our well loved museums and galleries.

Lecture Report

May 10th (Friday)
Outing: Tour of Legal London

Report and Photos

May 22nd - 2pm & 7.30pm
William Kent:
Artist, Architect and Garden Designer

Caroline Knight BA MA

Born in 1685, trained as an artist in Yorkshire, influenced by his time in Italy, he became a renowned artist, architect, interior designer and garden designer.  This lecture looked at his life and work.

Lecture Report

June 4th (Tuesday)
Outing: Guided tours of Kew Palace
and Kew Gardens.

Report and Photos

June 26th - 2pm & 7.30pm
Carl Dolmetsch: The Recorder was his Life
Jeanne Dolmetsch

The remarkable story of the 20th Century recorder renaissance, illustrated with pictures and music.

Lecture Report

July 18th (Thursday)
Outing: Highclere Castle
(of Downton Abbey fame).

Report and Photos

July 24th - 2pm & 7.30pm
Pretty Witty Nell:
Mistress, Mother and Matriarch

Peter Dewar RD JP FHG FCMI

The lecture, presented by her seven times grandson, explores Nell’s fascinating rise from rags to riches.

Lecture Report

September 25th - 2pm & 7.30pm
Archaeological Adventures in Albania
Louise Schofield
BA Dip Class Arch

This lecture focusses on the international archaeological
project in which Louise is involved, based in Albania.

Lecture Report

October 11th (Friday)
Outing: Lowry Exhibition at Tate Britain.

Report and Photos

October 23rd - 2pm & 7.30pm
Habitat Catalogued
Caroline McDonald Haig MITG Dip Hist of Art

Looking at Habitat at home in the swinging 60’s – an insider’s view of how Terence Conran’s vision changed how we lived then and the way we live now.

Lecture Report

November 2nd (Saturday)
Special Interest Day: From Leonardo to You


November 27th - 2pm & 7.30pm
Basingstoke and its Contribution to World Culture
Rupert Willoughby

Hilarity is guaranteed as Rupert examines the post-war development of a typical English town.

Lecture Report

December 4th (Wednesday)
Christmas Party

Report and Photos

January 22nd - 2pm & 7.30pm
Dresden Today: Art and Architecture
Eveline Eaton BA

Renowned as the Florence of the North, Dresden celebrated its 800th anniversary in 2006 and its 18th Century buildings have been faithfully restored.  Focussing on this beautiful city and surrounding areas.

Lecture Report

February 26th - 2pm & 7.30pm
Berlin to Bridlington:
Lucian Freud and David Hockney

John Iddon

Both their recent exhibitions have been ‘sell-outs’.  The lecture will consider the careers and influences of both men and ask the impossible question – who is the greater artist?

Lecture Report