Upcoming Lectures

Last Supper in Pompeii  - Thursday 1st September 2022

Last Supper in Pompeii – Thursday 1st September 2022

Last Supper in Pompeii by Paul Roberts For the Romans, life meant getting together to eat and drink, in a pub, in a simple flat or at a banquet in a triclinium or grand dining room. Last supper in Pompeii celebrates the Roman love affair with food and wine, in ...
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Pieter Bruegel the Elder and his Sons - Thursday 6th October 2022

Pieter Bruegel the Elder and his Sons – Thursday 6th October 2022

Pieter Bruegel the Elder and his Sons by Clare Ford - Wille Pieter Bruegel died so young, at about forty-four, but he left a lasting legacy of outstanding designs for prints and innovative paintings full of new ideas, which had great influence on his contemporaries and successors. When he died ...
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The Borgias, the Most Infamous Family in History? - Thursday 3rd November 2022

The Borgias, the Most Infamous Family in History? – Thursday 3rd November 2022

The Borgias, the Most Infamous Family in History by Sarah Dunant Murder, Poison, corruption and incest: all perfect ingredients for sensational popular culture. But in an age known for its brutality and church corruption, were the Borgias really so bad? This lecture reveals the real family that dominated the Papacy ...
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Who is Santa Claus? Art from St Nicholas to Father Christmas - Thursday 1st December 2022

Who is Santa Claus? Art from St Nicholas to Father Christmas – Thursday 1st December 2022

† Who is Santa Claus? Art from St Nicholas to Father Christmas by Christopher Bradley Nicholas was the Greek Bishop of Myra, a 4th century port in Anatolia. Following his death, his legendary generosity established him as the principle gift-giving saint. Also the patron saint of seafarers, his body was ...
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