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04 December 2018THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
06 November 201813TH CENTURY CATHEDRALS AND THE ART OF POLITICS
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04 September 2018THE QUEEN OF INSTRUMENTS: THE LUTE WITHIN OLD MASTER PAINTINGS
03 July 2018Glittering Prizes: Part II: The Mosaics of Ravenna
05 June 2018Fanny Mendelssohn "The Black Brow'd Cantor"
01 May 2018Great Photographs of the 20th Century
03 April 2018The Most Infamous Family in History: The Borgias
06 March 2018Paula Rego
06 February 2018The Elgin Marbles: A History of Meaning
05 December 2017A Dickens of a Christmas, and God Bless Us, Everyone
07 November 2017The Fascinating World of Playing Cards
03 October 2017The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople
05 September 2017The Cowdray Engravings & the Loss of the Mary Rose in the Battle of the Solent, July 1545
04 July 2017Glittering Prizes: Part 1: The Mosaics of Ravenna
06 June 2017Building Design: Byzantine Skill, Romanesque Energy and Gothic Glory
02 May 2017Verdi and Victoria
04 April 2017AGM followed by The Habsburgs – Masters of the Catholic Whore
07 March 2017The Extraordinary Life of Misia Sert
07 February 2017Fra Filippo Lippi
06 December 2016The Art of Christmas
01 November 2016What Really Happened on Easter Island
04 October 2016Thomas Heatherwick
06 September 2016Coffee with the Wittgensteins
05 July 2016The Siren Sea
07 June 2016Sacred Spaces: Religious Buildings of the World
03 May 2016The Jews in England ... and the East End of London
05 April 2016Dollar Princesses: American women who married into the European aristocracy and whose wealth helped preserve houses and estates.
01 March 2016Inn Signia - Pub Signs, the artwork and the stories behind their names
02 February 2016Marc Chagall: Art and Religion
01 December 2015"Vorx of the Hart": Edward Lear's Paintings and Watercolours
03 November 2015Lucian Freud: "The paint is the person"
06 October 2015Archaeological Adventures in Albania
01 September 2015The Forbidden City: the secrets of China's Imperial Palace & Museum
07 July 2015Travels in Rajasthan with Rudyard Kipling: Palaces and Temples, Monuments and Forts in the Land of Kings
02 June 2015Urbino: The One-eyed Duke’s Renaissance
05 May 2015Freemasonry, Knights Templar and Rosslyn Chapel
07 April 2015Passions, Personalities and Patronage: the story of one family’s collecting at Chatsworth
03 March 2015Durham and St.Cuthbert
03 February 2015Houses and Gardens of Cornwall
02 December 2014Jewel of the Crown: The Sainte Chapelle in Paris
04 November 2014Europe’s Best Kept Secret: Painted Monasteries of Bulgaria
07 October 2014Whose God Is It Anyway: what Islam and Christianity have in common
02 September 2014Augustus John and Gwen John

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS PETER MEDHURST Tuesday 04 December 2018

Christmas Day signifies the beginning of twelve festive days of celebrations and music-making. This lecture-recital explores the wealth of Christmas music, traditions and curious legends that are connected with them. Mince pies will be served with coffee before the lecture