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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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Joseph Mallord William Turner - the sun is God!

Turner is arguably the greatest English painter ever to have lived. The immensely broad output of his work encompassed both the age of sail, which he was born into, and the age of steam, which brought about major changes he lived through. He was also an artist who took seriously the President of the Royal Academy, Joshua Reynolds' call to establish... [More]
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<p>Turner is arguably the greatest English painter ever to have lived. The immensely broad output of his work encompassed both the age of sail, which he was born into, and the age of steam, which

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01 May

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Entertaining Australia: The History of Australian Films

Australia created the world’s first feature film in 1906 but the story is not one of steady progress, rather of boom and bust. It was only in the 1970s that the “film renaissance” relaunched our film industry, allowing us to see ourselves on screen once more. We look at all we’ve achieved in the last 120 years, revisiting some great films,... [More]
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<p>Australia created the world’s first feature film in 1906 but the story is not one of steady progress, rather of boom and bust. It was only in the 1970s that the “film renaissance” relaunched our

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08 May

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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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15 May

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The Concerto Grosso

The Concerto Grosso was loved by Baroque composers such as Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. There are examples in Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and many of Handel’s concertos. In this lecture we explore how the genre works, contrasting a small group of soloists with the orchestra to create a wonderful variety of textures and... [More]
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The Concerto Grosso was loved by Baroque composers such as Bach, Handel and Vivaldi. There are examples in Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and many of Handel’s concertos. In this

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29 May

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La Goulue: Beyond the Moulin Rouge

Everyone recognises Henri de Toulouse-Lauctrec’s poster for the Moulin Rouge, but few know about the dancer at its heart, La Goulue (The Glutton). This lecture explores the truth of La Goulue’s life and addresses the inaccuracies repeated to the present. Rising from poverty to stardom, her career spanned from the 1880s until the 1920s, and... [More]
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<p>Everyone recognises Henri de Toulouse-Lauctrec’s poster for the Moulin Rouge, but few know about the dancer at its heart, La Goulue (The Glutton). This lecture explores the truth of La Goulue’s

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05 Jun

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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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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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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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