The Day Visit to Waddesdon Manor is fully booked and there is a waiting list.
There are still a few tickets available for the Study day on John Singer Sargent on the 20th November and they will be on sale at the lecture on the 4th November at £40-00 (which includes a hot lunch). I am sure that the day will be particularly interesting to all who enjoyed the recent exhibition of Sargent’s work in London.
Other current exhibitions relevant to our lectures are:
Goya: The Portraits at the National gallery until early January. This shows many of the paintings that we saw in Gail Turner’s lecture on Goya in February 2015.
Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World at Tate Britain (until 25th October) and Making It – Sculpture in Britain 1977 – 1986 at the Mead Gallery, Warwick university until the end of November, both of which are relevant to Justine Hopkin’s lecture on 7th October.
I shall be putting on the noticeboard, on 4th November, a list showing where the sculptures which Justine discussed can be seen.
Unfortunately, the projected trip to Malta organized through Cox and Kings has had to be abandoned. The group was not quite large enough to be financially viable. A replacement holiday plan, still going to Malta, is being investigated. More information on this will be posted as soon as possible.
Our lecturer on the 4th November, Mr Peter Warwick, was born in Kenilworth. He is a man of many talents being an historian, an author, a lecturer, and an advisor on television documentaries. He has a particular interest in cold and icy places and will be lecturing to us on: Antarctica, the Tragic Beauty of Ice. It promises to be a fascinating lecture so I hope you will be able to join us.
Henry Worsley will be trekking in the Antarctic very shortly to raise funds for the Endeavour Fund. It was suggested to me by one of our members that some RLSDFAS members might like to get another view of life in Antarctica by following his progress on his website http://shackletonsolo.org/ http://shackletonsolo.org/
May I remind members who are going to Waddesdon Manor on the 3rd December to take their National Trust cards as otherwise they will have to pay extra for admission.
On 25th November Dr Sally Dormer, a graduate of the Courtald Institute, will be talking to us on the Christmas Story in Medieval Art. Sally specialised in medieval art history and is a very experienced lecturer. I believe that this lecture will be of the same high standard as the first two in this current series.