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Lecture - The CHRISTMAS STORY in MEDIEVAL ART

Wednesday 11 December at 2.00 pm  Lecturer Sally Dormer

Dr Sally Dormer is a specialist medieval art historian and lecturer, with an MA in Medieval Art History and a PhD on medieval manuscript illumination from the Courtauld Institute, University of London.

She is Dean of European studies, an under-graduate study-abroad semester for two American universities, and teaches, or has taught, for the Arts Society, Art Pursuits, Gresham College and Swan Hellenic.



It was during the Middle Ages that many of the familiar images associated with the Christmas Story were devised and popularised including the stable in Bethlehem inhabited by the ox and the ass. What were the sources of these images? Are they always of biblical origin?

This lecture, illustrated by images taken from sources as diverse as illuminated manuscripts, church portals, liturgical vestments, stained glass windows and goldsmiths' work, will tell the stories surrounding Christ's birth and investigate the often-surprising sources for certain aspects of this well-known narrative.

CHRISTMAS LECTURE AND LUNCH

Thursday 5 December at 11.00 am  Lecturer Charles Harris

Norman Rockwell’s Christmas Wish



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CHRISTMAS DAY LECTURE & LUNCH  The cost for the day, inluding coffee and lunch, is £30.

To book contact Mrs. Pam Cook, 35 Woodhurst Drive, Denham, UB9 SLL. 01895 833725.

“Norman Rockwell’ s Christmas Wish”. The most beloved American illustrator of the 20th Century always portrayed life as he wished it would be. His idea of the ldeal Family Christmas is directly connected to Dickens and the English Yuletide Tradition. Lavishly illustrated with magical Rockwell moments and insights as to how he planned and created the images.

CHARLES HARRIS  Focusing on the role of posters and poster artists in the history of advertising, this global-award winning Creative Director of international advertising agencies has lectured extensively on design, illustration and photographic styles as they have influenced the building of brands

Lectures are held at Winston Churchill Theatre, Pinn Way, Ruislip HA4 7QL.  Special Interest Days are held at Uxbridge Golf Club, The Drive, Uxbridge UB10 8AQ.  Non-members are welcome to come to Lectures for just £7 - free if you join on the day. For Special Interest Days non-members not attending a Lecture should telephone Sylvia Jones (01895 677041) or Pam Cook (01895 833725) for details.