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For One Night Only

Some of our finest tutors, a diverse range of engaging topics, and a light supper accompanied by glass, or two, of wine.

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Shakespeare's London

With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We walk the streets and visit Shakespeare’s sites. SUGGESTED READING Shakespeare – Peter Ackroyd 1599 – James Shapiro, Faber and Faber, 2005 1606 – James... [More]
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<p>With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We

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25 Oct

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Edith Sitwell: A Flamboyant Life

Edith Sitwell had a strange and mysterious life and her odd books deserve to be better remembered. Though her life was where she channelled her real genius, her bizarre style and legendary skill as a raconteur made her famous from a young age. Hyper-bohemian, surprisingly prolific and fascinating at every moment, this talk will examine Sitwell’s... [More]
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<p>Edith Sitwell had a strange and mysterious life and her odd books deserve to be better remembered. Though her life was where she channelled her real genius, her bizarre style and legendary skill as

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15 Nov

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The Irish Rebellion of 1798: Ireland, Empire and Australia

The most significant Irish uprising for 200 years had Imperial implications as well as Australian outcomes. It set patterns of policy, organisation and execution that transcended Irish class, religious and regional differences and forged the brand of nationalism that inspired later rebellions. SUGGESTED READING Thomas Pakenham, The Year of Liberty... [More]
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<p>The most significant Irish uprising for 200 years had Imperial implications as well as Australian outcomes. It set patterns of policy, organisation and execution that transcended Irish class,

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22 Nov

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The Last Imperial Family of Russia: Villains, Victims or Saints

The official view of the Last Imperial Family of Russia has changed dramatically during the last few decades. Previously vilified, they are now viewed as martyrs and ‘Passion-bearers’, as victims of the disastrous circumstances in Russia at the end of World War I. We look at the family within the context of their daily life and physical environment... [More]
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<p>The official view of the Last Imperial Family of Russia has changed dramatically during the last few decades. Previously vilified, they are now viewed as martyrs and ‘Passion-bearers’, as victims

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29 Nov

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An Evening in the Impressionist Period

Composers of the Impressionist period, such as Rachmaninov, Elgar, Sibelius, Puccini, Mahler, Debussy and Ravel, gave the world exotic and rich experiments in sound and beauty, in the last moments before many composers abandoned ‘normal’ music and moved to atonality. This lecture examines the strangely beautiful music of the turn of the twentieth... [More]
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Composers of the Impressionist period, such as Rachmaninov, Elgar, Sibelius, Puccini, Mahler, Debussy and Ravel, gave the world exotic and rich experiments in sound and beauty, in the last moments

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06 Dec

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In Search of Alfred the Great: The Warrior King 871-899 AD

Alfred the Great has been described as the first king of the English as a result of his significant victory against “The Great Heathen Viking Army” at the Battle of Edington in 878. Wessex was the only Anglo Saxon kingdom to withstand the Viking onslaughts of the 9th century. Alfred is the only king in English history to be called “The Great”. The... [More]
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<p>Alfred the Great has been described as the first king of the English as a result of his significant victory against “The Great Heathen Viking Army” at the Battle of Edington in 878. Wessex was the

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13 Dec

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350 Years of Rembrandt's Women

2019 marks the 350th anniversary of the death of the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt, and his life and heritage will be celebrated throughout The Netherlands. This evening session will focus on Rembrandt’s Women – loving and sensitive paintings of the important women in his life, magnificent commissions of society ladies and touching drawings of... [More]

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Doing it in the Middle Ages: Sex and Pleasure

Did pornography exist in the Middle Ages? What about erotic fiction? How did people learn about sex, pleasure and reproductive health in fourteenth-century England? Answering these questions and more, this 2-hour evening seminar gives an overview of fourteenth-century depictions of sexual intercourse, focusing on prominent medical and religious... [More]
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<p>Did pornography exist in the Middle Ages? What about erotic fiction? How did people learn about sex, pleasure and reproductive health in fourteenth-century England? Answering these questions and

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11 Oct

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