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Upcoming Lecture Programme

8th Feb 2018 Jane Gardiner
  Masquerades, Music Lessons and Monkeys
  This lecture explores at the fashion for porcelain figure sculpture in the 18th century, beginning as a form of table decoration and, subsequently, looking to the mantleshelf and china cabinet.
8th Mar 2018 Julian Richards
  This lecture looks at ceramics as part of everyday life, from cups, saucers and plates, to other less obvious, but equally useful, vessels. However the flawless and uniform products of modern industry are just the final development of a process that started in Britain 6000 years ago.
12th Apr 2018 Simon Rees
  This lecture  looks at the way theatre has always been known for its capacity for creating illusion and suspending disbelief. He draws on centuries of disguises, masks, make-up, ingenious apparatuses, trick trapdoors, smoke, mirrors and bungee-jumping Rhinemaidens bringing his entertaining account of theatre illusion up to the present day.
10th May 2018 Stuart Orme
  This lecture celebrates the 900th anniversary of the  cathedral. As well as being an architectural marvel in its own right, the cathedral and the surrounding area has been the home of many great works of art and items of historic significance. Many of these treasures are now being returned to the city for the first time, as part of a special exhibition at Peterborough Museum.

2018 Lecture Programme
11th Jan 2018 Caroline Shenton
  Votes for Women! Art, Suffragettes and Female Politicians
2017 Lecture Programme
12th Jan 2017 Sally Hoban
  Enamelling History, Techniques and Key Examples
9th Feb 2017 Claire Walsh
  Powder and Poison: Cosmetics, Beauty and the Art of Portraiture
9th Mar 2017 James Taylor
  Brilliant British Humour in the Forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard 1909-1939
13th Apr 2017 Vivienne Lawes
  Not so Shabby Chic: Juxtaposing Works of Art from Antiquity to the Present Day
11th May 2017 Jo Walton
  Henry Moore: A Revolution in British Sculpture
14th Sep 2017 Jeremy Black
  The Art and Meaning of Maps
12th Oct 2017 Elizabeth Gowing
  The Silver Thread: Silver Filigree and Traditional Arts in Kosovo
9th Nov 2017 Mary Alexander
  Riviera Paradise: The fusion of art, design and pleasure on the Cote d'Azur in the 1920s and 1930s
14th Dec 2017 John Ericson
  Children's Book Illustrations
(Programme Secretary - Ann Samuel)

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