Calendar

September 2017

Wed
20

Who Owns London?

Lecture: Royal London and the Crown Estate

Thu
21

Understanding The English Country House

The Country House: Architecture and Planning c.1550 – 1900

Wed
27

Who Owns London?

Walk: Regent Street and Regent's Park

Thu
28

Understanding The English Country House

The Country House: Servants, Technology and Servicing

October 2017

Tue
3

Foreigners in London

Hans Holbein and his Antecedents

Wed
4

Who Owns London?

Lecture: The City of London Corporation

Thu
5

Understanding The English Country House

The Country House: Hospitality – Dining, Dancing, Sports

Tue
10

Foreigners in London

Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger and the Huguenot artists in London

Wed
11

Who Owns London?

Walk: City of London

Thu
12

Understanding The English Country House

The Country House and The Two World Wars

Tue
17

Foreigners in London

Orazio & Artemisia Gentileschi at the Court of Charles I

Wed
18

Who Owns London?

Lecture: The Duchy of Cornwall

Thu
19

Understanding The English Country House

The Country House Since 1945

Tue
24

Foreigners in London

Daniel Mytens, Denizen of England

Wed
25

Who Owns London?

Walk: Kennington

Tue
31

Foreigners in London

Peter Paul Rubens, painter, diplomat, statesman

November 2017

Wed
1

The Performing Arts in the Belle Epoque

Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

Tue
7

Foreigners in London

Anthony van Dyck, gentleman painter

Tue
14

Foreigners in London

William Dobson (1611–1646) ‘the most excellent painter that England hath yet bred’

Thu
16

Cultural Capitals

Monte Carlo

Tue
21

Foreigners in London

Wenceslaus Hollar (1607–1677), Chronicler of London

Wed
22

The Performing Arts in the Belle Epoque

Modern and Exotic dance

Tue
28

Foreigners in London

Peter Lely (1618–1680), ‘A Mighty Proud Man, Full of State’

Wed
29

The Performing Arts in the Belle Epoque

Music Hall, Variety and Cabaret

Thu
30

Cultural Capitals

Buenos Aires

December 2017

Tue
5

Foreigners in London

Angelica Kauffmann (1741–1807), an C18th artist in England

January 2018

Tue
9

Inside, Outside – The World of the Artist

Nicholas Hilliard (c.1547 – 1619), A Romantic Englishman

Wed
10

Who Owns London?

Lecture: The Church of England

Thu
11

Opera

Opera – what to listen for

Tue
16

Inside, Outside – The World of the Artist

Fra Angelico (c. 1395 – 1455), A rare and perfect talent

Wed
17

Who Owns London?

Walk: Westminster and Lambeth

Thu
18

Opera

Various Voices

Tue
23

Inside, Outside – The World of the Artist

Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – c.1656), This is a Terrible Woman

Wed
24

Who Owns London?

Lecture: The Aristocratic Estates

Thu
25

Opera

Verdi

Tue
30

Inside, Outside – The World of the Artist

Frans Hals (c.1582 – 1666), Bold and Vivacious

Wed
31

Who Owns London?

Walk: Belgravia

February 2018

Thu
1

Opera

Wagner and After

Tue
6

Inside, Outside – The World of the Artist

Jean-Baptiste Chardin (1699 – 1779), A Plain Man

Wed
7

Who Owns London?

Lecture: The Outlying Estates

Thu
8

Opera

Mascagni and Leoncavallo

Tue
13

Inside, Outside – The World of the Artist

Francisco Goya (1746 – 1828), Light and Dark

Wed
14

Who Owns London?

Walk: Hampstead Garden Suburb

Thu
15

Opera

Siegfried Wagner and Engelbert Humperdinck

Tue
20

Inside, Outside – The World of the Artist

Richard Dadd (1817 – 1886), Portentous Visions

Wed
21

Who Owns London?

Lecture: The London Councils

Thu
22

Opera

Verismo and Beyond

Tue
27

Inside, Outside – The World of the Artist

Ernest Meissonier (1815 – 1891), The Incontestable Master of our Age

Wed
28

Who Owns London?

Walk: Shoreditch

March 2018

Thu
1

Opera

Richard Strauss

Tue
6

Inside, Outside – The World of the Artist

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 – 1901), Moral Penury

Thu
8

Opera

Puccini

Tue
13

Inside, Outside – The World of the Artist

Marcel Duchamp (1887 – 1968), Endgame

Thu
15

Opera

Debussy

April 2018

Tue
24

The Cult of Celebrity

The Signature Work, Fame and the Celebrity Endorsement

Wed
25

Exhilarating Places

New York, New York

May 2018

Tue
1

The Cult of Celebrity

The Rise of the Divine Michelangelo, Fame within his own Lifetime

Tue
8

The Cult of Celebrity

From Unknown to Fame, to Infamy and Ridicule, Caravaggio and Bernini

Wed
9

Exhilarating Places

St. Petersburg

Tue
15

The Cult of Celebrity

From Rags to Riches to Rags, Rembrandt and Vermeer

Wed
16

Exhilarating Places

South Cornwall

Tue
22

The Cult of Celebrity

Fame and Adulation, The South Pacific Voyages of Captain Cook

Wed
23

Exhilarating Places

North Cornwall

Tue
29

The Cult of Celebrity

Dido Elizabeth Lindsay Belle, The most famous black woman in London and the Beginnings of the Abolition of Slavery

June 2018

Tue
5

The Cult of Celebrity

Fame, Celebrity and Caricature the 18th Cartoon in English High & Low Society

Tue
19

The Cult of Celebrity

Internationalism and Commercialism, The Pre-Raphaelites & Fame in the Modern World

Wed
20

Exhilarating Places

Thermopylae and Roncesvalles

Rhythm of a Russian Dance Theo van Doesburg 1918

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