April 2019

Saint or Sinner. The changing image of Mary Magdalene

Welcome to The Arts Society Farnham
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 10:30
The Great Hall, The Maltings
Bridge Square Farnham GU9 7QR

The stories behind the many different depictions of Mary

Western artists have depicted a wide and bewildering variety of images of the Saint. What’s the story behind the paintings of her created by some of the great artists.


Dr Sophie Oosterwijk

Born in Gouda (Netherlands). Has an MA and PhD in English Literature (Leiden), an MA in Medieval Studies (York) and a PhD in Art History (Leicester). Has taught at the universities of St Andrews, Leicester, Nottingham and Manchester, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, National Trust, V&A, U3A, WEA and other organisations, and organised many study days, tours and visits. Also a regular lecturer for Cambridge University and Martin Randall Travel, and Honorary Research Fellow with the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews. Numerous publications.