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Study Day – Euripides

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Euripides, The Trojan Women (415 bc), Iphigenia Amongst the Taurians (c. 412 bc) and Iphigenia in Aulis (405 bc) After identifying on previous study days Euripides’ sympathetic engagement with the predicament of women in his Electra and Medea, we shall explore what three more of his plays might have to say to us today. We shall include reference to the films by Michael Cacoyannis that were released in 1971 and 1977. To attend this event, please book directly with organisers…

Monday Lecture – 2nd March, Christopher Joll: Regimental Historian of the Household Cavalry

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Christopher Joll was educated at the RMA Sandhurst and Oxford University. He served in The Life Guards from 1968 to 1975, during which time he spent two years in Northern Ireland during the early years of The Troubles. After leaving the British Army, Christopher worked in the City and in industry, including several years as the international sales director of the Coventry armoured car manufacturer, Alvis Ltd. Since 2000, Christopher has focused on writing action-adventure novels and military history, and…

Study Day – Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge (1841)

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Might a narrative which exposes misrepresentation and lies (‘fake news’), persuasion through flattery and manipulation (‘spin’) and incitement to violence (‘rabble rousing’) possibly be relevant today? It is difficult to account for the relative neglect of a novel which shows Dickens at his most passionate and compassionate. To attend this event, please book directly with organisers Dr Pamela Mason & Keith Parsons at studydays@deliveringshakespeare.com   £21 non-members. £20 for BMI Members

Monday Lecture – 23rd March, BMI Forum with Dan & Samina

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Dan & Samina as they provide updates on the BMI and what's happening since the AGM in Jan.  This is your opportunity to ask questions and find our what you wish to know.

Monday Lecture – 30th March, James Dawson: Comets, our scientific understanding and their appearance in Art

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the History of Astronomy's James Dawson as he takes us through the stars once again.  Looking at Comets, he will explore the science behind them and show some of the interpretations in of them in art.

Study Day – In the shadow of Depardieu and Deneuve?

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Although French cinema may have established a reputation for offering heartthrobs and sirens, their leading actors have developed a remarkable range led perhaps by Gérard Depardieu and Catherine Deneuve with over 400 films between them. We shall pay tribute to their achievement, but go on to examine what some of their successors have contributed to an industry that resolutely retains its own identity and distinctive merit. To attend this event, please book directly with organisers Dr Pamela Mason & Keith…

Monday Lecture – 6th April, Marie-Louise Taylor: Beethoven

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Marie-Louise Taylor as she celebrates Beethoven's 250th Anniversary.

Study Day – Shakespeare , The Comedy of Errors (1594) & The Winter’s Tale (1611)

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The tribulations of those boys from Syracuse become the excuse for riotous comedy, whereas the fevered imaginings of the King of Sicilia have tragic consequences. Nevertheless, although these two plays come at opposite ends of Shakespeare’s career, they share one intriguing factor that is to be found nowhere else amongst his plays. Join us to find out what it is! To attend this event, please book directly with organisers Dr Pamela Mason & Keith Parsons at studydays@deliveringshakespeare.com   £21 non-members.…

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