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2016 Lectures

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The HEDFAS programme of Lectures for 2016 has now been compiled.

Thursday 21 January at 10:45 and 14:15

Lecturer:  Ms Viviane Laws

The Honourable East India Company and East-West Trade:  Chintz, Chinese Exports and Chinoiserie 1600-1800

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Thursday 18 February at 10:45 and 14:15

Lecturer:  Ms Sue Jenkins

Midsummer Nights, Mountains and Seashores:  19th Century Scandinavian Arts


Thursday 17 March at 10:45 and 14:15

Lecturer:  Miss Catherine Wallace

Dame Laura Knight RA 1877-1970

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Wednesday 6 April AGM at 10:30

Lecturer:  Mr Ian Keable

Satirist to Insanity:  celebrating the Works of James Gillray 1756-1815

Thursday 21 April at 10:45 and 14:15

Lecturer:  Ms Sarah Stopford

Turner, Constable and the Romantic Imagination


Thursday 19 May at 10:45 and 14:15

Lecturer:  Ms Mary Alexander

Riviera Paradise - the Fusion of Art, Design and Pleasure on the Cote d'Azur in the 1920s and 30s

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Thursday 16 June at 10:45 and 14:15

Lecturer:  Mr Frank Woodgate

Challenging Tradition - Millet and the Barbizon School

Thursday 16 September at 10:45 and 14:15

Lecturer:  Mrs Shirley Smith

The Art of Piero della Francesca - the Light of the North meets the Logic of the South


Thursday 20 October at 10:45 and 14:15

Lecturer:  Ms Anne Haworth

A Painted Porcelain Masterpiece:  The Sevres Service des Arts Industriels


Thursday 17 November at 10:45 and 14:15

Lecturer:  Mr John Ericson

The Shakers:  their Beliefs, Architecture and Artefacts

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Lecture Procedure 

Lectures are held on the third Thursday of every month except July, August and December in the Ballroom at Phyllis Court Club, Marlow Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2HT.  The morning lecture starts at 10:45 and is repeated in the afternoon at 14:15.  In addition a lecture is held following the AGM at 10:30 on 6 April, which is open to both morning and afternoon members.  A member may bring a guest to any lecture, except the AGM.  Please call the Chairman to inform her.  The guest may attend a maximum of four lectures a year and pay a voluntary contribution of £6 per lecture.