Some of our Future Talks

10th April 2019

Susie Harris: Nickolaus Pevsner and the buildings of England.

Nickolaus Pevsner escaped from Hitler, was interned and became a jobbing journalist.  But his passion was architecture and his county guides exploring the beauties of English cathedrals and other noteworthy buildings are a byword for excellence.

                         Winchester                                         Nickolaus Pevsner                                             Salisbury

8th May 2019

Paul Rabbitts: A Concise History of our Great British Public Parks

The origins, from Royal Parks to Pleasure Grounds. of our much treasured and beautiful open spaces.  With their lakes, bandstands, flowers, fountains and other attractions, the public park is still developing.   Come and discover more about them.

                   Green Park                                                                                                                        Woodside

112th June 2019

Gavin Plumley: Cutural Experiments in the Weimar Republic.

We have invited Gavin Plumley back because we enjoyed his last talk so much. This time he talks about Germany after the first World War when art and architecture were in a state of flux.  In a Europe still reeling from the effects of war there came a period of startling artistic endeavour.  Experiments such as the Bauhaus, painters like Max Beckmann and Otto Dix, and the sultry style of Marlene Dietrich all contributed to a period of change.

Portrait of the journalist, Sylvia von Harden                                                               Marlene Dietrich

This is the last of this season's tlks.  We will begin our nesxt season in September with a new collection of fascinating topics, ten different talks for ten months.

Come and join us.