PAST MEETINGS  Here are details of our past meetings, to give you an idea of the variety and scope of the lectures.  Also members might like to use the links to find out more.    Friday 10th July - Anne Anderson How we got IKEA! : Scandinavian Design c1880-1960  This is the lecture originally schedule for June and more details are in your programme card.   Friday 21st February 2020  Every Picture Tells a Story Grant Ford  Our speaker will discuss some of the masterpieces he has handled in his career in the art world including works by the members of the Pre-Raphaelites and Modern British artists. Why did certain works fall out of fashion, only to set world records decades later? A fascinating look both at some great British artists and at their work within the global art market.  Friday 17th January 2020         Domina:  Imperial Women in Ancient Rome: their images in art, sculpture and coins, their influence, power and fates Guy de la Bédoyère   Alongside Augustus, Caligula, Claudius and Nero were the Julio-Claudian wives whose dynastic significance conferred on them exceptional power. We look at these women through coins, art and sculpture and hear their remarkable stories.   Study Day  Tuesday 19th November 2019  Giles Ramsay: The World of Wolf Hall (1485-1649)   This series of talks takes the works of Hilary Mantel as a starting point to explore the rise of the Tudor state, the psychopathology of Thomas Cromwell and Henry VIII, and the influence this period had on the emergence of a modern world and a modern theatre.   Visit  Tuesday 15th October 2019  Birmingham Symphony Hall  The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yuri Simonov, will be playing Shostakovich’s astonishing 10th Symphony. This is followed by the long-awaited Birmingham debut of exciting young star Alexandra Dariescu, playing Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.
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