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A Tomb with a View: Medieval Anchorites and Anchoresses

In medieval England hundreds of men and women willingly underwent a Mass for the Dead before being locked away for life in either a tiny cell on the side of a church, or in openings in town walls and other cramped spaces. These were the anchorites and anchoresses of long ago. There were hermits and hermitesses, too, who settled on a solitary life... [More]
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<p>In medieval England hundreds of men and women willingly underwent a Mass for the Dead before being locked away for life in either a tiny cell on the side of a church, or in openings in town walls

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03 Jul

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Witchcraft and Sex Work in Renaissance Venice

During the witch trials that swept fifteenth and sixteenth-century Europe, Venice was one of the few cities where there were no executions for witchcraft. There were, however, practising witches. Some worked with the complicity of the Church, while others argued that their work was an extension of Catholic doctrine and therefore nothing wrong. A... [More]
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<p>During the witch trials that swept fifteenth and sixteenth-century Europe, Venice was one of the few cities where there were no executions for witchcraft. There were, however, practising witches.

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31 Jul

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350 Years of Rembrandt's Women

2019 marked the 350th anniversary of the death of the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt, and his life and heritage was 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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<p>2019 marked the 350th anniversary of the death of the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt, and his life and heritage was celebrated throughout The Netherlands. This evening session will focus on

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14 Aug

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The Elements of Music

Have you ever wondered if you could understand more about how music works? This lecture allows you to dip your toe into the water of music theory, and discover the craft behind the magic of music. We will explore the basic elements of music’s inner workings, and hear how they apply to both classical and contemporary styles. No prior musical... [More]
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<p>Have you ever wondered if you could understand more about how music works? This lecture allows you to dip your toe into the water of music theory, and discover the craft behind the magic of music.

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21 Aug

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Raphael - A Re-Evaluation

One of the supreme artists of the Renaissance, Raphael’s work has assumed iconic status as the ideal expression of classicism in the 500 years since his death. We present an overview of his achievement – assessing his life, personality and his artistic work within the context of the lively Renaissance societies in which he lived in Urbino, Florence... [More]
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<p>One of the supreme artists of the Renaissance, Raphael’s work has assumed iconic status as the ideal expression of classicism in the 500 years since his death. We present an overview of his

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04 Sep

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The History of the Ghost Story: from Homer to Susan Hill

From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us! Tales of one who has seen the dead have been part of storytelling from the time of Homer and Plautus, as “true stories” as well as the fine craft of literary manipulation, brimming with the terror of suspense and the horror of shock.... [More]
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<p>From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us! Tales of one who has seen the dead have been part of storytelling from the time of

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11 Sep

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Noel Coward: A Flamboyant Life

From the exemplar of jazz-age glamour to grand patriot and self-parody, Noel Coward was one of the greatest wits of his age. His sophisticated songs, his dressing gowns as daywear and his cigarette holder – cemented the image of Noel Coward in the popular cultural mind through most of the 20th century. Known for his slightly-scandalous plays and... [More]
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<p>From the exemplar of jazz-age glamour to grand patriot and self-parody, Noel Coward was one of the greatest wits of his age. His sophisticated songs, his dressing gowns as daywear and his cigarette

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18 Sep

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Slow Hand at 75: Eric Clapton Guitar Superstar

His career has been many sided; as a young Yardbird, who didn’t want to play pop; a short time with John Mayall putting his band into the spotlight; as a member of Cream, the first and ultimate power trio; and as a dynamic solo artist. Come along for a night of great music and memories. COURSE OUTLINE Young Eric from Ripely and the Blues Slow Hand... [More]

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Three Jews Walk into a Bar – The History of the Jokes Jews Used to Tell about Themselves

Jewish humour is one of the distinctive art forms of the 20th century. Over one evening, we trace the various attitudes and forces – religious, cultural, linguistic and political – that drove the rise and eventual decline of what we think of as the Jewish joke. Also you will hear some classic Jewish jokes. DELIVERY MODE This class will be delivered... [More]
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<p>Jewish humour is one of the distinctive art forms of the 20th century. Over one evening, we trace the various attitudes and forces – religious, cultural, linguistic and political – that drove the

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19 Jun

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Hildegard of Bingen: Medieval Superwoman

What can a Benedictine abbess who lived over 900 years ago contribute to our lives today? When that abbess St Hildegard of Bingen, the answer is, “plenty”. Polymath, visionary, leader, traveller, orator, composer, theologian, natural scientist. Be surprised by Hildegard in this talk on the texts and works of this extraordinary woman of the 12th... [More]

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