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Surrey Network Study Day – Geography and Landscapes of SE England – Geoffrey Mead

The Menuhin Hall Cobham Road, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey KT11 3QQ

"Geography and Landscapes of South East England" by Geoffrey Mead South-East England has, in a small area, a rich assemblage of landscapes whose origins lie in the underlying rocks and soils. The sands, clays and limestones dictated farming and settlement patterns, rural industries and landownership; these past activities have a direct link to the 21st… Read More »Surrey Network Study Day – Geography and Landscapes of SE England – Geoffrey Mead

Surrey Network Study Day – Tutankhamun, The Boy King – Clive Barham Carter

The Menuhin Hall Cobham Road, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey KT11 3QQ

"The Most Famous Pharaoh of Them All: Tutankhamun, The Boy King" by Clive Barham Carter Tutankhamen was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who was the last of his royal family to rule during the end of the 18th dynasty; he ruled c. 1334 – 1325 BC in the conventional chronology during the New Kingdom of Egyptian… Read More »Surrey Network Study Day – Tutankhamun, The Boy King – Clive Barham Carter

Surrey Network Study Day – The Development of British Style – Paul Atterbury

The Menuhin Hall Cobham Road, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey KT11 3QQ

"THE DEVELOPMENT OF BRITISH STYLE +DESERT ISLAND ANTIQUES + LIFE ON THE ANTIQUES ROADSHOW" by Paul Atterbury From the 1870s the British domestic house and its contents changed almost beyond recognition, reflecting the social and economic revolution that paved the way for the modern world of today. Many factors contributed to this change, from William… Read More »Surrey Network Study Day – The Development of British Style – Paul Atterbury

Surrey Network Study Day – A Passion for Drawing – Colin Wiggins

The Menuhin Hall Cobham Road, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey KT11 3QQ

"A PASSION FOR DRAWING" by Colin Wiggins Drawing is the foundation stone of western art. In the 15th century artists used drawing to try out rough ideas before arriving at their final compositions. They made drawings from life that acted as studies for finished paintings. By the 16th century, artists like Leonardo and Michelangelo were… Read More »Surrey Network Study Day – A Passion for Drawing – Colin Wiggins

Surrey Network Study Day – Art and Objects of the Mughal Emperors – Dr Ursula Weekes

The Menuhin Hall Cobham Road, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey KT11 3QQ

"ART AND OBJECTS OF THE MUGHAL EMPERORS" by Dr Ursula Weekes The Mughals established their dynasty in India in the early 16th century, in an empire that soon stretched from Kabul in the west, to Bengal in the east, and from Kashmir in the north, to the edges of the Deccan plateau in the south.… Read More »Surrey Network Study Day – Art and Objects of the Mughal Emperors – Dr Ursula Weekes

Surrey Network Study Day – Illuminated Manuscripts of the Medieval Period – Imogen Corrigan

The Menuhin Hall Cobham Road, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey KT11 3QQ

"ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS OF THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD " by Imogen Corrigan Imogen has a wide-ranging interest in medieval history which covers some 1,000 years and a geographical area from western Ireland to Constantinople, with an especial focus on ideas travelling and how the medieval mind-set might be examined through the art and artefacts left behind. This… Read More »Surrey Network Study Day – Illuminated Manuscripts of the Medieval Period – Imogen Corrigan

Surrey Network Study Day – Talks on Science – Andrew Hanson & Dr Kathryn Harkup

The Menuhin Hall Cobham Road, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey KT11 3QQ

"Talks on Science" by Andrew Hanson and Dr Kathryn Harkup The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is involved in ensuring all manner of walks of life function smoothly through the use of the National Measurement System. Andrew will briefly discuss what he feels are the top ten strangest things NPL has been involved in, that he… Read More »Surrey Network Study Day – Talks on Science – Andrew Hanson & Dr Kathryn Harkup

Surrey Network Study Day – Understanding Turner: The Man, His Life, His Work – Prof Maria Chester

The Menuhin Hall Cobham Road, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey KT11 3QQ

"Understanding Turner: The Man, His Life, His Work" by Prof Maria Chester HIS LIFE: Joseph Mallord William Turner was born into a troubled family and destined to become an artist. His father, William, a central figure throughout his life, encouraged him to pursue his ambitions. Turner’s relationships, character, dreams, notes, poems, lead to our own… Read More »Surrey Network Study Day – Understanding Turner: The Man, His Life, His Work – Prof Maria Chester