Update on lecture programme

Update on lecture programme

1 Sep 2020 - 11:36 BY Paul Hunter & John McEvoy

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The remaining four lectures for this year will be as programmed except they will now be held online rather than at Penwith College.

Please look out for emails which will be sent out shortly before the lecture dates which will provide the member links you will need to join either the Zoom webinar or view the lecture via YouTube. 

Here is our upcoming lecture programme:

10 September| Michelle Brown | The Origins Of West Penwith From pre-history to the late Middle Ages from Quoits to coifs, we will consider what gives it the unique character we so cherish and was later celebrated by artists.

8 October | Jonathan Foyle | Henry VII’s State Bed In 2010, the elaborately carved, incomplete oak bed frame was to be auctioned as a Victorian relic. Scientific analyses revealed an astonishing national treasure from 1486.

12 November| Richard Whincop | Art and Architecture: Estranged Bedfellows How was it that by the mid 20th century, mainstream Modernist architects saw painting and sculpture as anathema to their designs?

*3 December| Benjamin Wild | Balls & Parties: Legendary Festivities From Jubilee To Proust The Devonshire House Ball (1897), the Beistegui Ball (1951), Truman Capote’s ‘Ball and White’ Ball (1966) and the Rothschild’s Proust Ball (1971) –the guests, their inventive costumes and exquisite jewellery.

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