lecture programme to December 2021

DIGBY HALL LECTURES

Lectures will return to the Digby Hall starting from 1 September 2021. Lectures will be at 3 pm and 7 pm.

Lectures will return to  Digby Hall starting from  1 September 2021. Lectures will be at 3 pm and 7 pm.

While we hope that as many as possible will join us in the Digby Hall we recognise that some will be unable to or will prefer not to. Accordingly for the next few months the evening lectures will also be transmitted live in parallel on Zoom directly from the Hall.

Members wishing to join the Zoom presentation please complete the form below. The link will be sent a few days before the lecture date.

Member sign-up for Zoom

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VISITORS

We welcome visitors to our lectures, both in the Digby Hall or on Zoom.

The Visitor charge of £7 is payable as follows.

Digby Hall: payable on the door (credit or debit card preferred).

Zoom: please sign up and pay using the button below. Once payment has been received the Zoom link will be sent a few days before the lecture date.

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1 September 2021

Passionate Potters

de Morgan to Leach

Julian Richards

This lecture explores the lives of these truly passionate potters  and celebrates their extraordinary and beautiful creations. William de Morgan, the Martin brothers, Sir Edmund Elton and finally, Bernard Leach, created a legacy that is still alive today

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6 October 2021

A 21st century Renaissance

Chatsworth and the Devonshires

Simon Seligman

Chatsworth has undergone a renaissance under the leadership of first, the 11th, and now the 12th, Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. This portrait of the Devonshire’s treasure house in the modern age illustrates the extensive renovations, and the restoration of historic interiors and works of art. It includes work by modern artists including Lucian Freud, Elisabeth Frink, David Hockney and others

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3 November 2021

Beautiful. Beastly, Bizarre

The art of Hieronymous Bosch

Paula Nuttall

Bosch’s paintings of nightmarish monsters, demons and bizarre allegories, have intrigued viewers for centuries. The meanings of his enigmatic paintings are unravelled and explained, while their beauty and inventiveness is also revealed

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1 December 2021

Food and Art through the Ages

From Renaissance sugar sculpture to 3D printing

Tasha Marks

A whistle-stop tour of the history of food as an artistic medium, starting with 16th century sugar sculpture and venturing all the way up to 3D dessert printing and beyond.  A treat for those with a sweet tooth, as Marks feels the subject of food and art through the ages is most exciting in the realms of the dessert. This exploration of dessert as spectacle includes an accompanying display to illustrate and enhance this historic subject