PROPOSED LECTURE PROGRAMME 2020/21 Membership year 2021 Obviously due to problems planning during the 2020/21 lock down these lectures are subject to change 18th May 2021 10:50 for 11 on line Jonathan Foyle Lincoln Cathedral – Building Mary’s Paradise During the thirteenth century, Lincoln Cathedral was amongst the greatest building projects in England and despite a series of disasters, from an earthquake to war and robbery, we have inherited a magnificent and relatively unscathed masterpiece of art and architecture. Through its sheer size and complexity, the cathedral’s beauty can be difficult to understand. But through writing the book Lincoln Cathedral: Biography of a Great Building the speaker offers a fresh and coherent analysis of the cathedral’s evolution. This talk shows how this wonderfully inventive structure embodied changing ideas about the Virgin Mary, the Queen of Paradise, to whom it was dedicated. Lincoln cathedral - west front by Thompson, A. Hamilton: “The Cathedral Churches of England” (1925) After the AGM 15th June 2021 10:50 for 11:00 on line Steven Desmond The Historic Gardens of the Italian Lakes There are many illustrious gardens on the shores of Lakes Como and Maggiore in the mountainous far north of Italy. Those included in this lecture include a 16th-century parterre and water staircase; a baroque garden in the middle of a lake; two gardens made by rival Napoleonic grandees; and a garden created by two Edwardian romantics as a theatre for sharing their love of art and nature. These achievements and others are set in a climate ideal for garden-making among some of the world’s noblest scenery, where Wordsworth, Liszt and Bellini found inspiration. It could work for you. Above: taliano: Villa Carlotta, il giardino con visto di lago by Shan Chen Web site designed, created and maintained by Janet Groome Handshake Computer Training
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This lecture will be on YouTube and the link to this lecture is being sent out direct to members shortly, but if you don’t receive the link please contact Carole Brownridge. 2021 Obviously due to problems planning during the 2020 lock down these lectures may be subject to change 18th May 2021 11:00 on line Jonathan Foyle Lincoln Cathedral – Building Mary’s Paradise During the thirteenth century, Lincoln Cathedral was amongst the greatest building projects in England and despite a series of disasters, from an earthquake to war and robbery, we have inherited a magnificent and relatively unscathed masterpiece of art and architecture. Through its sheer size and complexity, the cathedral’s beauty can be difficult to understand. But through writing the book Lincoln Cathedral: Biography of a Great Building the speaker offers a fresh and coherent analysis of the cathedral’s evolution. This talk shows how this wonderfully inventive structure embodied changing ideas about the Virgin Mary, the Queen of Paradise, to whom it was dedicated. Lincoln cathedral - west front by Thompson, A. Hamilton: “The Cathedral Churches of England” (1925) After the AGM 15th June 2021 Steven Desmond The Historic Gardens of the Italian Lakes There are many illustrious gardens on the shores of Lakes Como and Maggiore in the mountainous far north of Italy. Those included in this lecture include a 16th- century parterre and water staircase; a baroque garden in the middle of a lake; two gardens made by rival Napoleonic grandees; and a garden created by two Edwardian romantics as a theatre for sharing their love of art and nature. These achievements and others are set in a climate ideal for garden-making among some of the world’s noblest scenery, where Wordsworth, Liszt and Bellini found inspiration. It could work for you. Above: taliano: Villa Carlotta, il giardino con visto di lago by Shan Chen
Programme for 2020/21