On 12 April Pamela Scott welcomed members to Toby Capwell’s lecture “The Scoliotic Knight: Reconstructing the Real Richard III” (whose body was found under a carpark in Leicester!! ).

Before introducing the lecturer Pamela explained that chairs are laboriously set out in the Hall by Jo Relph who then goes up to the Royal Academy of Dance. The RAD is gradually introducing Silver Swans classes across the world In May, Jo starts a class in the Hall at 10am on Wednesday mornings – for Silver Swans. Specially designed for older learners, these classes will help improve your mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy.

Pamela then welcomed Toby who will speak on The Scoliotic Knight. Toby is Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection and an internationally-acknowledged authority on Medieval and Renaissance weapons. In 2015 Toby had the unusual honour of serving as one of the two fully armoured horsemen escorting the remains of King Richard III, from the battlefield at Bosworth to their final resting place in Leicester Cathedral.

In March we had a very successful Special Interest Day entitled ”Riviera Paradise” and are planning events for 2019. Many Societies have 2 lectures without lunch, as we are planning in September for our event on 250 years of the Royal Academy. If you feel that lunch is an integral part of a Special Interest Day please mention it to a Committee Member.

Members may also be interested in the exhibition "Picasso: Paper and Clay" at the Lightbox, Woking. This Exhibition celebrates his love of Ceramics and print making. Some wonderful bird-shaped jugs – £5 entrance or £7.50 for a whole year of visits to the Lightbox

We look forward to seeing members at our 10th May lecture on the history of Motion Pictures.

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Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal), A View of Walton Bridge, 1754, by permission of the trustees of Dulwich Picture Gallery, London