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Lecturer in Art

Art is quite exceptional in its ability to make us think and feel through visual experience.

Art History equips us with aesthetic understanding, critical skills and a knowledge of historical and stylistic contexts. It helps us to see more.

On this site you will find information about my art gallery talks, lectures, study days and courses. Please join me and open your eyes to art.

Upcoming Events

Alas, there are none. This is not something I expected to be writing.

Lectures and events at home and abroad, many with The Arts Society,  have been cancelled over the coming weeks and months. Some have been postponed to a later date. Please check the diary page.

The Arts Society thrives on its social gatherings, lectures and visits. One of the best aspects of my job is meeting society members. We will all very much miss the companionship and lively exchange of ideas. Programme secretaries and lecturers and working hard to re-arrange schedules. There will be plenty to look forward to.

Fortunately, our termly classes in Cheltenham and Thornbury concluded last week and I am hoping they will be able to resume in the autumn. To keep busy, I am planning the course, 'A Closer Look: Sixty Paintings from the National Gallery'. It will be organised around suggestions from the group. Thank you to all of you who have been in contact with ideas already. Our Thornbury day schools will explore 'An Era and its Art: The Twentieth Century'  as a follow-on from last year's 'Nineteenth Century'.

The daffodils are magnificent, the birds are nesting and we've just acquired a rescue cat. Life goes on! I wish you all a healthy and safe spring and summer.