Classes – July

Please note! All sessions take place in Room 2.21 EXCEPT Naomi Stuart’s exercise classes, Michelle Baker’s art classes and Cryptic Crosswords in Room 1.29, and films shown by Wally Howard in Room 1.22 The titles of each week’s films will be announced one week in advance by poster, by email to those on Wally’s list and on the website.

Mon 16th July

10:30 – 11:30              Colin Lomas                History of Happiness through Art, from King Croesus to Freud

11:45 – 12:45              Herbie Goldberg         Stephen Foster; an American song composer

14:00                           Wally Howard                        Films you must see before you die                1/16

Tues 17th July

10:30 –11:30               Mary Rossiter               Nagaland (where?)

11:45 – 12:45              Deirdre Krymer             America and the Challenge of President Trump

14:00                           Wally Howard                        Films you must see before you die               2/16

Wed 18th July                       

10:30 –11:30               Gwen Wright              Lawren S. Harris:  Painter extraordinaire of the Canadian landscape

11:45 – 12:45              Paul Plant                    Politics and Current Affairs

14:00                           Wally Howard                        Films you must see before you die                3/16

Thurs 19th July

10:30 –11:30               Colin Lomas              Art & Aesthetics – what is a work of art?

11:45 – 12:45              Tony Dayan               Frightening Flowers and Terrifying Trees – a toxicologist in the garden

Most take pleasure in gardens and gardening but how many realise the perils lurking in those green and pleasing places? A toxicologist’s view of vicious nature will be presented.

14:00                           Wally Howard                        Films you must see before you die              4/16

Fri 20th July

10:30 – 11:30              Ralph Blumenau         Look Upon This Picture and on That                        1/9

11:45 –1 2:45              Sue Garden                 Baroness Garden of Frognal talks about Life in the Lords – unrobed   

Mon 23rd July

10:30 – 11:30              Barry Rae                    How the Theatre has changed

11:45 – 12:45              Stanley Clingman       Johann  Sebastian Bach

Composer sublime,  fountainhead…….but  jailbird,  youthful brawler, father of 20  ????????
All, with music, will be revealed (in only one hour)

13:15 – 14:15              Naomi Stuart               Move it or lose it – age friendly exercises

14:00                           Wally Howard                        Films you must see before you die               5/16

Tues 24th July

10:30 – 13:00              Linda Blandford          Exile and the Arts: “To worship my country as

14:00 – 16:00              –  contd.                      a god is to bring a curse upon it”

14:00                           Wally Howard                        Films you must see before you die                6/16

Wed 25th July

10:30 – 11:30              Colin Lomas                The changing role of the artist throughout history

11:45 – 12:45              Deirdre Krymer           The Struggle for Equal Rights in America

14:00                           Wally Howard                        Films you must see before you die                7/16

Thurs 26th July

10:30 – 11:30              Stephen Barry             From Amsterdam to Spitalfields – Dutch Jewish immigration to London

11:45 – 12:45              Pam Strangman          The American Embassy: leaving Grosvenor Square – a film

14:00                           Wally Howard                        Films you must see before you die              8/16

Fri 27th July

10:30 – 11:30               Ralph Blumenau         Look Upon This Picture and on That                        2/9

11:45 – 12:45              Tom Nathan                 Brent Cross today, Brent Cross tomorrow – a talk by the General Manager

Mon 30th July

10:30 –11:30               Judith Kasriel              Leonard Bernstein

11:45 – 12:45              Michael Kauffmann    Women Artists 1066 – 1950

13:15 – 14:15              Naomi Stuart               Move it or lose it – age friendly exercises