The armour worn by warrior knights of old was not merely worn for protection; each one was a work of art with hidden messages denoting power and identity. Tobias Capwell, BA, MA, MA, PhD, FSA is an author, lecturer and broadcaster, and curator of arms and armour at The Wallace Collection in London. Read about […]
The House of Tudor included some of the most famous monarchs in England’s history including Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The time period also saw the beginnings of what was to become The Royal Collection. Test your Tudor knowledge with this online quiz, courtesy of The Royal Collection here.
A self-taught painter, by the time of her death in 2008 Mary Newcomb’s work was celebrated for its exquisite rendering of nature and wildlife. As a new exhibition on her work prepares to open, Arts Society Lecturer Christopher Andreae shares the core details on her life and art here
The nights are getting lighter, the vaccines are being rolled out and spring is on its way. Sharing a few pictures from the members taken in their back gardens or on local walks.
The National Gallery Director, Gabriele Finaldi, shares some of his highlights from the collection; exploring the detail in masterpieces by Vermeer, Cézanne and Titian and revealing what these works mean to him. Enjoy Gabriele’s highlights here
The u3a Radio Podcast is now out. Created by the talented team of u3a members with radio experience, this latest episode features interviews with u3a members who started a ‘Retiring with Attitude’ course, a Barnet u3a member who featured on Britain’s Got Talent and a chef from Vegetarian for Life. The u3a Radio Podcast comes […]