We are pleased to report that 74 members and one guest logged on to our Zoom lecture “Downton Abbey Revealed: the story of Highclere Castle”. It is disappointing that our proposed visit to Highclere did not take place because of the pandemic.
Our next Zoom lecture on 13 May is entitled “The Magic of Prague: Czech Art and Culture” with Gavin Plumley. As part of the Habsburg Empire, Prague was beloved of kings and princes. During the 19th century, however, the Czechs sought to reclaim the city for their own. This talk shows how the Czechs created a capital that was fit for a new independent nation.
Gavin Plumley visited us in 2020 to talk about Mahler and Klimt – the two Gustavs.
The link will be sent to members shortly before the lecture.
In the meantime, on 15 April the Society will host its first two-hour Special Interest Zoom event with Ian Swankie talking about “The Brilliance of British Architecture and Design”. We hope you have reserved your place!
The Committee hopes our members are keeping safe and well and we look forward to face-to-face lectures as soon as we are able.