The University Women's Club

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square, London, W1K 1DB

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The Arts of Christianity

A series of lectures by Nicole Mezey on Christianity as a theme in Western art. Each lecture can be booked individually, or you can book all ten at a special rate. See schedules for details.

Tue 24 Jan

£54 per lecture or £470 for the full course / 020 7266 7815

The New Testament provides the essential core of Christianity, the life of Christ and his early followers. Through the ages, the Church has emphasised different episodes to explore dominant theological issues, and we follow this in the arts from the restraint of medieval fonts to the baroque intensity of Rubens.

Tue 31 Jan

£54 per lecture or £470 for the full course / 020 7266 7815

The New Testament provides the essential core of Christianity, the life of Christ and his early followers. Through the ages, the Church has emphasised different episodes to explore dominant theological issues, and we follow this in the arts from the restraint of medieval fonts to the baroque intensity of Rubens.

Tue 7 Feb

£54 per lecture or £470 for the full course / 020 7266 7815

The search for order in a chaotic world is one of the great themes of the medieval world. The arts express this through themes which link Old and New Testaments, past and present, and through a terrible, continuing fascination with the end of the world and the Apocalypse itself.

…and 5 more dates until 14 Mar

Ceramics: Masters and Makers

An introduction to ceramic objects made and decorated in Europe with an emphasis on developing basic skills of identification and recognition. There is an opportunity to handle items which illustrate different materials and techniques. Each lecture can be booked individually, or you can book the whole series at a…

Thu 26 Jan

£54 for five week course / 020 7266 7815

The C18th in Europe was particularly important for the development of ceramic factory production of both pottery and porcelain. Here we will focus on three premier producers - Meissen who developed Europe’s first true porcelain production, Sevres whose soft paste artificial porcelain was the envy of the western world and Wedgwood who developed new bodies using scientific research, employed top designers to stay abreast of cutting edge taste and developed modern business practices still being used today.

Thu 2 Feb

£54 for a five week course / 020 7266 7815

The C19th was a hey day for ceramic manufacture in Britain, particularly in the area of Stoke on Trent. British entrepreneurship in the development of firms such as Spode, Minton and Copeland will be examined as well as the development of innovatory new materials, styles and techniques of production. Majolica pottery, parianware, pate sur pate and encaustic wares will all be looked at.

Thu 9 Feb

£54 / 020 7266 7815

The development of the arts and crafts movement in the second half of the 19th century had huge repercussions for ceramic making in Britain. This final lecture explores the development of the art pottery movement making reference to such potters as William de Morgan, William Moorcroft, Edmund Elton and Doulton and Company. It will also examine the development of the related 20th century studio pottery movement and its legacy.

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