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NEXT LECTURE: Charles Dickens – the man and his life through his characters

Thursday 22nd February 2018 Speaker: Bertie Pearce Charles John Huffam Dickens brought into the world a staggering array of wonderful characters with orphans. Starving children, misers, murderers and abusive school teachers among them. People such as Mr Micawber, Fagin and Abel Magwitch remain in one’s literary psyche long after the books are put down. Largely […]

Next Visit: Apsley House and Wellington Arch

Thursday 19th April 2018 Apsley House Apsley House is the London townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington. It stands alone at Hyde Park Corner, on the south-east corner of Hyde Park, facing south towards the busy traffic roundabout in the centre of which stands the Wellington Arch. It is a Grade I listed building Wellington […]

NEXT STUDY DAY: English Period Style 1660-1900

Thursday 10th May 2018 Speaker: Stephen Richardson   This talk considers fashionable living in the time of Charles II, through the Baroque splendour of the later Stuart court to the Palladian grandeur and frivolous Rococo of the early Hanoverian kings. Illustrated with examples of historic buildings and museum objects, it sets period style in context, […]