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Woking DFAS Lecture Programme 2010

All Lecturers are carefully chosen based on their reputation for attractive and well-presented talks with good pictures. Lectures take place on the second Wednesday of each month except July and August, so that’s under £4.00 per lecture.
Lectures commence promptly at 10.30am at Bisley Pavilion, Bisley Camp, Queens Road, Bisley Woking Surrey GU24 0NY  This website includes an Interactive map.
Coffee and biscuits are served from 9.45am.
Members may bring a visitor, but the same person may not be a guest more than twice a year. The visitors fee is £5 per lecture.

January 13th  2010 - Rescheduled to 14th July due to the snow

Sex & power in Hapsburg and Bourbon Spain: Women through the eyes of artists

This lecture looks at the different ways in which women were portrayed by artists through four centuries in Spain and reflects Spanish history through some fascinating personalities.

Lecturer: Gail Turner MA (Hons) Oxon, MA Courtauld.

Gail Turner is a historian, art historian and painter, and an experienced lecturer.
Coffee for new members

February 10th  2010

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Nowadays many people are familiar with the brilliant and innovative work of this Scottish architect and designer, but in his day he was more appreciated on the Continent. The lecture traces his career, looking at his major architectural commissions and interiors, as well as his less well-known but exquisite watercolours.

Lecturer: Anthea Streeter M.Ed Harvard

 Anthea Streeter's special interest is architecture and design in the 20th century.

March 10th  2010

The Golden Age of Venetian Glass

This lecture describes the stylistic development of glass in Venice from the 15th – 17th centuries, covering the early history of glassmaking, materials, decoration and fashion, which spread throughout Europe.

Lecturer: Jane Gardiner MA

Jane Gardiner lectures at the V and A and was senior lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute for 17 years.

April 14th  2010

The Rothschilds of Waddesdon Manor

This is a study of fine art, decisive characters and great achievement. We trace the history of Waddesdon and its treasures via the people, including the origin of Rothschild wealth, the building of the house, its core collection and additions by later members of the family.

Lecturer: William Forrester MA Oxon, PGCE Dip HA

 William Forrester returns to us for the eighth time.

May 12th  2010

 ‘Art in the Garden of God’ – a new look at 17th century Dutch painting

Dutch Art is different from any other art in the 17th century, because it deals with the real lives of its people. The lecture examines the reasons, covering the independence from Spain, advances in science, merchant wealth, civic pride and moral order, all as reflected by painters.

Lecturer: Douglas Skeggs MA Cantab

Douglas Skeggs is a well-known lecturer, writer and broadcaster and returns to us for the fifth time.

June 9th  2010

The Shakers of North America: Their Beliefs, Architecture and Artefacts

The Shakers left behind an intriguing legacy of beautiful buildings, furniture and artefacts. The lecture deals with their origins, beliefs and way of life.

Lecturer: John Ericson BA (Hons), CertEd, M.Ed.

 John Ericson recently retired as Director of Studies in the School of Education, Bath University and is now a freelance lecturer.

July 2010

Sex & power in Hapsburg and Bourbon Spain: Women through the eyes of artists

This lecture looks at the different ways in which women were portrayed by artists through four centuries in Spain and reflects Spanish history through some fascinating personalities.

Lecturer: Gail Turner MA (Hons) Oxon, MA Courtauld.

Gail Turner is a historian, art historian and painter, and an experienced lecturer.
Coffee for new members

August  2010

No Lecture (Summer break)


September 8th  2010

The Great Twelve: An Introduction to the Senior Livery Companies of the City of London

This lecture looks at the medieval origins of the Livery Companies and their role in modern society. Some maintain fine Livery Halls with historical and art treasures. They support charitable causes and play an important role in education.

Lecturer: Fenella Billington BA (Hons), MA

Fenella Billington is an art historian and freelance lecturer and overseas tours guide..

October 13th  2010

Houses and Gardens of the Bordeaux Region

This lecture illustrates a wide range of architecture from the 15th – 19th centuries, reflecting the culture of Aquitaine, whose medieval past is inextricably linked with our own. Three famous gardens in the region are also discussed.

Lecturer: Helen McCabe BA (Hons)

Helen McCabe specialises in architecture and design of English and French country houses and is herself a keen creative gardener in Cornwall.

November 10th  2010

Munich – Metropolis with a Heart

Here we live to enjoy life’ is the theme of Germany’s most beautiful city with its historic palaces and churches, its outstanding museums and theatres and its vast green spaces (and its beer gardens) for relaxation.

Lecturer: Eveline Eaton BA (Hons) Courtauld

Eveline Eaton is a freelance lecturer in fine arts and a tour guide, especially to Germany. This is her second visit to us.

December 8th  2010

Christmas at Covent Garden - 300 years of Christmas shows

Long before Maria Callas and Placido Domingo, the theatre at Covent Garden was a panto house! The lecture, with music, tells the story of a great theatrical tradition over 300 years.

Lecturer: Sarah Lenton

Sarah Lenton’s working life has been in the theatre, particularly the Royal Opera House and the London Coliseum, for both of which she writes programme articles and leads tours and study days. This is her second visit.

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