posted on 12/07/19
We seek out historic and central venues in London (a recent example includes the Tower of London), and a drinks reception is included. For 2019, we have selected One Great George Street, a magnificent Edwardian building and home of the Institute of Civil Engineers.
These short extracts are from each of the lecturer’s talks which were given at the London Lecture Afternoon in October 2018, at the Royal Society on Carlton House Terrace.
David Beresford Jones considers why the history of the Andes matters for the wider human story.
Elizabeth Roberts talks us through the moments leading up to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand on 28th June 1914.
Mozart learns to play the piano: John Irving explains the significance of Mozart discovering the Stein piano.
Dr Alexandra Gajewski explores the representation of pilgrimage in medieval art.
Historian and writer Anthony Lambert on navigating the etiquette of giving tips during country house visiting in the 18th century.
Patrick Bade talks us through just some of the places visited on his forthcoming tour Les Annees Folles in Paris.
'How Music Changes Mind’, Stephen Johnson
'Tis the gift to be simple: Early American Portraiture’, Mary Lynn Riley
'Shahnameh: Persian past and Iranian present in the Epic of Kings’, Professor Lloyd Llewellyn Jones
'Butrint: Albania’s archaeological gem and Virgil’s ‘Troy in miniature’, Carolyn Perry
'Brunel as an Architect’, Dr Steven Brindle
'Indian colonial architecture’, Anthony Peers
The afternoon includes a tea break and canapé reception. The first lecture begins at 2.00pm, with the drink’s reception commencing at 5.30pm. The event ends between 7pm and 7.30pm.