Programme 2017-2018

PROGRAMME 2017-18

2017

7th September
THE STARRY WORLD IN THE MUSIC OF BEETHOVEN: ‘Waldstein’ Sonata & Op.78 in F# major. Hugh Petter, Visiting Lecturer-Pianist (Cunard, P&O Lines)

5th October
FROM BLINDHEIM TO BLENHEIM: a House Fit for a Hero. Christine Gadsby, Blenheim Palace Guide, Anglo-Austrian Co-ordinator for Oxford.
Preceded at 6.45pm by our Annual General Meeting

2nd November
TRANSFIGURED NIGHT: Scenes in Art with Moon and Stars. Dr. Jon Whiteley, Hon. Curator, Department of Western Art (Ashmolean)

3rd December
ADVENT PARTY 2.30pm The Church Room, Radley OX14 3JE. Carols, Stories, Poems, Bring-and-Share

2018

11th January
MEISSEN PORCELAIN: A Mystery of the East, Alchemical White Gold and The Story of a Breakthrough. Dr. Matthew Winterbottom (Ashmolean)

8th February
BLAKE, SHELLEY AND REVOLUTIONARY SCIENCE: The Shaking of the Stars. Dr. Andrew Welburn, former lecturer, New College, Oxford.

8th March
GRASSES: Their Meaning in our Lives, in History and Mythology. Professor Hansjörg Küster, University of Hanover.

5th April
THE MAPPING OF GERMAN IDENTITY: the Issue of Sudetenland. Emeritus Regius Professor Robert Evans, Department of History, University of Oxford.

3rd May
BRIDGES AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE: Joining Places, People and Minds. Rolf Speckner, Hamburg – to include Bridges of Dresden-Venice-Hamburg-Basel

7th June
CURRENT AFFAIRS: Life in Germany Today. Werner Sabiers, Press Correspondent, German Embassy, London.

5th July
STARRY FORMS IN THE COSMOS AND IN PLANTS: Are they Related?
Alexander Murrell, Head of Science, Wynstones School, Gloucester

Unless otherwise stated, all events take place at, and by kind permission of, The Abbey Chapel, Checker Walk, Abingdon OX14 3JB on Thursdays at 7.30pm. Visitors very welcome. Refreshments.

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