William Maw Egley’s 1860-62 painting ‘Hullo Largesse’ captures the East Anglian custom known locally as ‘hallering largesse’. Agricultural customs were, until the early 20th century, central to the lives of most people who lived in the countryside, and the end of harvest in early autumn was the high point of the year. Just before the […]
Jo Richardson’s recent talk on ‘Our Place in Space’ – the solar system of planets, asteroids and comets – prompted a very interesting discussion when six members of the Discussion Group met recently. Light travels very fast but it takes 27,000 years for it to reach us from the centre of the Milky Way, if […]
Curator’s Choice from the Arts Society. Gallery director and exhibition curator Aeneas Bastian has selected some of the most exciting pieces on display at the Bastian Gallery in London and tells their hidden stories.
36 members enjoyed a fantastic lecture from Jo Richardson last Thursday on ‘Our Place in Space’. If you weren’t able to join the zoom meeting, you can read David Jowett’s report on the subjects that Jo covered in her talk, on the website. Despite David’s excellent precis of her lecture, words really can’t do justice […]
Bridging the Tamar Visitor and Learning Centre, Tamar Bridge Office, Pemros Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 1LP As part of the Heritage Open Days, there will be a tour, free of charge, exploring the iconic Brunel’s Royal Albert Bridge up close. You’ll learn about the creation and construction whilst taking in the vista and bridge from […]
Arts Society lecturer, Dr Jonathan Foyle was chief executive of the British office of World Monuments Fund for eight years, and a curator of historic buildings at Hampton Court for as long, during which time he took his 2002 PhD on reconstructing Wolsey’s palace. A presenter of numerous television series, including BBC Four’s Henry VIII: […]