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19 November 2019Tantrums and Tiaras - Backstage at the Royal Ballet
15 October 2019Romancing the Rails – British Railway Posters
17 September 2019Krakow - City of the Dragon
18 June 2019Through a Glass, Darkly
21 May 2019A Concise History of Our Great British Parks
16 April 2019Last Supper in Pompeii
19 March 2019Why Did Laura Knight Become So Famous?
19 February 2019Caspar Friedrich Master of German Romanticism
15 January 2019Manet and Music
18 December 2018The Christmas Story in Renaissance Art
20 November 2018John Singer Sargent – The Power of the Portrait
16 October 2018The Wind in The Willows Revisited Through Its Illustrators
18 September 2018Holbein in England
19 June 2018The Interiors of Jane Austen’s Heroines
15 May 2018The Beauty of Frames
17 April 2018British Gold
20 March 2018Man and the Arctic: The Artists of Northern Norway
20 February 2018The Emperor Qianlong (1736 -1795): The Ultimate Renaissance Ruler
16 January 2018Mary Delany and Her Paper Mosaicks
19 December 2017Santa Claus: The Art That Turns Him From St. Nicholas Into Father Christmas
21 November 2017Romancing the Stone: The Wonderful World of Gemstones
17 October 2017Antonella da Messina, The Great Sicilian Renaissance Artist
19 September 2017Sir John Soane – Neglected Architect of Regency England
20 June 2017To Please the Palate, Charm the Eye
16 May 2017The Art of the Joke
25 April 2017Chinoiserie in England in the 18th Century
21 March 2017Dale Chihuly, The World's Foremost Glass Artist
21 February 2017The Art and Culture of Fin de Siecle Vienna
17 January 2017The Collections of Napoleon and Josephine
13 December 2016Christmas Customs and Traditions
21 June 2016TO THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD - An Artistic and Cultural Appreciation of the Three Remarkable Voyages of Captain Cook and their Impact on the Age of the Enlightenment PM ONLY - AFTER THE SOCIETY AGM
17 May 2016POSTERS OF THE BELLE EPOQUE, THE GREAT AGE OF THE POSTER
19 April 2016ORIGINAL GRAND DESIGNS - GOTHIC GLORY
15 March 2016THE GREATEST WORK OF ART IN BRITAIN? The Winchester Bible
16 February 2016THE FOUNDERS AND TREASURES OF THE WALLACE COLLECTION
19 January 2016ON THE TRAIL OF PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA: Frescoes and Panel Paintings
15 December 2015THE JOURNEY OF THE MAGI - 1700 Years of the Three Kings PM ONLY LECTURE IN THE BAPSY HALL
17 November 2015MAGNIFICENT MOSAICS. Windows into the Colourful Roman World
20 October 2015BASINGSTOKE AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO WORLD CULTURE
15 September 2015THE WORK OF GOYA. To tie in with the National Gallery exhibition this autumn.
16 June 2015WONDER WORKERS AND THE ART OF ILLUSION
19 May 2015UNDERSTANDING MODERN ART
21 April 2015THE SPLENDOURS OF THE CITY CHURCHES
17 March 2015THE BOOK AS ART: FORM AND FUNCTION IN CREATIVE BOOK STRUCTURES
17 February 2015LEONARDO DA VINCI: ANATOMICAL FORM WITH FUNCTION
20 January 2015THE ARTS OF THE MUGHAL EMPIRE
18 November 2014MEDIEVAL WALL PAINTINGS IN ENGLISH CATHEDRALS AND CHURCHES
21 October 2014MR BARRY'S GREAT WORK
16 September 2014PHOTOGRAPHY AS FINE ART
17 June 2014THE GLAMOUR HOLIDAY: the grand era of travel in the 1920s and 1930s
20 May 2014NICHOLAS HILLIARD AND THE ART OF THE MINIATURE
15 April 2014PORCELAIN FOR THE CHINESE EMPERORS
18 March 2014THE GHENT ALTARPIECE
18 February 2014’THE PILGRIMS OF BABYLON’ – The Artists of Montmartre
21 January 2014A THOUSAND YEARS OF HISTORY: Medieval Cathedrals as Time Machines
19 November 2013WE THREE KINGS - Music, art, poetry and legends inspired by the Magi
15 October 2013HABITAT CATALOGUED (THIS LECTURE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE DISCOVERY CENTRE)
17 September 2013NORMAN ROCKWELL - GREAT AMERICAN ARTIST OR MERE ILLUSTRATOR?
18 June 2013FROM BISCUITS TO BLOUSES Garibaldi and the British - (FOLLOWING THE AGM)
21 May 2013GRINLING GIBBONS Carver to the Crown
16 April 2013DR CHRISTOPHER DRESSER AND C R ASHBEE “Two Opposing Revolutions”
19 March 2013THE INFLUENCE OF THE ARTS ON THE MAKING OF GARDENS
19 February 2013NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DONT The Art of Deception: optical illusion, camouflage and trompe l’oeil
15 January 2013FITNESS FOR PURPOSE Art and Design of the London Underground
20 November 2012IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER Artists’ responses to snow
16 October 2012TRUE COLOURS How Art influences the way we think about textile colours.
18 September 2012ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? A history of chairs
19 June 2012Great Tarts in Art – Culture and the Oldest Profession
15 May 2012Collecting Contemporary Jewellery
17 April 2012The Conservation of Paintings, Polychrome Sculpture and Frames
20 March 2012Japanese Woodblock Prints of the Edo period: Hokusai and Hiroshige
21 February 2012The Lamp of Memory – Ruskin and Architecture
17 January 2012Revealing the Beauty of Nature – the landscape art of Andy Goldsworthy
15 November 2011A Kiss for all the World – Klimt and the Viennese Secession
18 October 2011Titian to van Dyck : The Art of Portraiture.
20 September 2011Tribal Rugs - Treasures of the Black Tent.

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Tantrums and Tiaras - Backstage at the Royal Ballet Nigel Bates Tuesday 19 November 2019