THE PROBLEMATIC STATUE WITH GEOFFREY EDWARDS

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The problematic statue - a brief history of debunking and desecrating public monuments. The toppling and vandalizing of prominent statues around the world has been an all-too-frequent news item in […]

Making Public Histories: Child Labour and Slavery

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In the final Making Public Histories event for 2021, Jane Lydon (University of Western Australia), Claire Lowrie (University of Wollongong) and Susie Protschky (Deakin University), share their research into histories […]

In The Footsteps Of Edvard Munch

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"The Scream" is one of the iconic images of world art. it was painted by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863 –1944). Munch's childhood was "overshadowed by illness, bereavement and the […]

Three Norwegian Cities: Tromso, Trondheim & Bergen

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In this beautifully illustrated lecture we take in three really fascinating Norwegian cities: Tromso (with its amazing cityscape of wooden houses), Trondheim (that served as capital of Norway in the […]

The Art Of Romantic Nationalism

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In this beautifully illustrated lecture we look at the art of romantic nationalism - a period when "artists a new emphasis on emotion marked a departure from the restraint typically […]

A Georgian Christmas

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This lecture will take you back to the Georgian (and Regency) period to discover how Christmas was celebrated in an age that was so brilliantly observed by author, Jane Austen. […]

Two French Cities: Rouen & Le Havre

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We continue our series of lectures exploring France through visits to three more historic and very impressive cities: Rouen with its fine historical cityscape and where Joan of Arc was […]

‘Inspiring’ World Architecture No.2

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"Architecture is meant to fulfill both practical and expressive requirements, and thus it serves both utilitarian and aesthetic purposes." Nonetheless, architects from across the globe do come up with some […]

Great Hotels of the World No.9

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Following on from the wonderful response to our fabulous journey around the globe taking in some of the world's finest hotels we will continue our series with Lecture No 9 […]