Programme of Lectures
These talks take place at Whiteley Village Hall at 10.30am

9th January 2013
In the Wake of Handel
Peter Medhurst
Musician and Scholar

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13th February 2013
The City of London and its Livery Companies
Mr. Yasha Beresiner
Lecturer and City of London Guide

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13th March 2013
The Bruges of Van Eyck and Hans Memling
Dr. Paula Nuttall
V&A Director, Author and Lecturer

10th April 2013
Romancing the Stone: A Sparkling History of the Diamond
John Benjamin
Directory of Jewellery, Broadcaster, Member of Antiques Roadshow team

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8th May 2013
"Those Stolen Glances": Elizabethan Miniatures of Nicholas Hilliard and Isaac Oliver
Carolyn Leder
Curator and Author

12th June 2013
Marc Chagall's Poetic Vision
Frank Woodgate
Lecturer, Tate Gallery
There will be drinks for past and present committee members and their spouses etc. after the lecture meeting

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14th August 2013
The Wilton Diptych
Leslie Primo
Lecturer, National Gallery

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11th September 2013
Grieg and Sibelius - Baltic Musical Twins? through the Ages
Janet Canetty-Clarke
Lecturer in Music

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9th October 2013
Coffee 9.30 for 10.00 am
AGM at 10.00 am followed by
Sale of the Century - Collection of Charles I
Edward Saunders
Lecturer, University of Cape Town

13th November 2013
The Glories of Byzantium
Jane Angelini
MA in Byzantine Studies

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11th December 2013
Durham and Saint Cuthbert
Dr. Sally Dormer
Lecturer at V&A
There will be Christmas Drinks and Mince Pies after the lecture


Wednesday 17th April 2013
Ashmolean Museum & Oxford University Press
Bookings taked 13th February and 13th March 2013

Thursday 13th June
This was a self funded visit FOR THE COMMITTEE ONLY to Sir John Soane’s Museum

Wednesday 19th June 2013
Godinton House & Gardens and Doddington Place
Bookings taken 10th April and 8th May 2013

Wednesday 21st August 2013
Chichester Cathedral Art Tour and Pallant House Art Gallery
Bookings taken 8th May and 12th June 2013

Extended Visit

17th - 21st September 2013
Extended Visit:
The Art and Mosaics of Emilia-Romagna
Based in Bologna, includes visit to Ravenna to see the Byzantine mosaics (the crowning glory of all Byzantine art), Parma and its Duomo, Modena with its Romanesque cathedral, and Ferrara, one of the region's greatest walled towns.

Special Interest Days

Wednesday 6th March 2013
Pulling Pictures Apart, an interactive day
Alexandra Drysdale
Artist and Lecturer. A variety of fun and stimulating artistic activities for everyone, which involve pulling famous pictures apart into colour, light, form, composition and subject matter. By the end of the day you will be far more aware of the visual language that artists use.
Booking dates: 9th January and 13th February 2013

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Wednesday 16th October 2013
California Dreaming, a tour of the Getty Museum, the Huntington and Norton Simon art galleries
Dr. Anne Anderson
Fellow of the Huntington Library
Booking dates: 14th August and 11th September 2013



Chairman: Stephen Hayes

Vice Chairman: Joanna Collinson-Jones

Treasurer: Margaret Waghorn

Secretary: Richard Stocks

Membership: Paula Stocks

Meeting Arrangements: Julia Justesen

Programme Secretary: Elvira Spary

Visits: Jennifer Rothera

Special Interest Days: Margaret Sears

Heritage & Young Arts: Gilly Baker