March 2023

Art and Culture of Andalusia with Lecturer Ian Cockburn BA, MA

Welcome to The Arts Society Exeter
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 -
09:30 to 15:30
Exeter Library
Castle St Exeter EX4 3PQ
Online Event

Join the South West area society for a study day with specialist Ian Cockburn. 

This fabulous study day is hosted by the Arts Society Exeter within the South West area Arts Society group.

Lecturer Ian’s specialist subject field is the architecture, ivories, silk textiles, and other material culture of al-Andalus from the Moorish invasion of 711 AD to the surrender of Granada to the Catholic Monarchs in 1492 AD, he will be the honored guest at this event.

The programme of this study day will be as follows:

Venue - The Rougemont Room, Exeter Central Library.


Time - Registration from 9.30am ; 1st lecture 10am ; coffee/tea 11am; 2nd lecture 11.30; lunch break 12.45-2pm; 3rd lecture 2-3 pm; finish 3.15 pm


Mr Ian Cockburn

Art historian with a BA (Birkbeck College) in art history and an MA (Courtauld Institute of Art) in medieval Spanish art history. Specialist in the nearly 800 years of Moorish occupation and Christian reconquest of medieval Iberia. 

Founder and director of an art tours company, specialising in guided cultural tours in Spain, plus lecturing in London at institutions such as the V&A, SOAS, Christies Education, and the London Art History Society. Formerly a Chartered Accountant and senior manager in multi-national IT companies, with extensive public-speaking experience.