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Upcoming online talks with MRT speakers

last updated on 06/11/23



Rethinking the History of Architecture in Britain, 1530-1830 – six online talks by Steven Brindle

29 February–4 April 2024

Subscribers have until 30th May 2024 to watch all episodes.

1. When is a Building Finished? Lessons from Late-Medieval Architectural Culture (29th February 2024)

2. The Impact of the Renaissance c. 1500-1660 (7th March 2024)

3. Craftsmen and the Building Revolution of the 17th century (14th March 2024)

4. Architects and Craftsmen: Classicism and the Reign of Taste, 1660-1760 (21st March 2024)

5. Roads, Landscapes and Buildings: how the Georgians reshaped their world (28th March 2024)

6. A Whole New World c. 1760-1830 (4th April 2024)

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Ruling Medieval England: From the Anglo-Saxons to Edward I – four online talks by Marc Morris

30 January–20 February 2024

Subscribers have until 16th April 2024 to watch all episodes.

1. The Anglo-Saxons (30th January 2024)

2. The Norman Conquest (6th February 2024)

3. King John (13th February 2024)

4. Edward I (20th February 2024)

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‘Britain’s all-pleasing Orpheus’: the life and music of Henry Purcell – four online talks by Richard Wigmore

4–25 January 2024

Subscribers have until 21st March 2024 to watch all episodes.

1. A teenaged prodigy (4th January 2024)

2. Composer for court and chapel (11th January 2024)

3. Riding the political maelstrom (18th January 2024)

4. The theatre composer (25th January 2024)

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The Normans in Europe: Architecture from Durham to Jerusalem – six online talks by John McNeill

5 December 2023–23 January 2024

Subscribers have until 19th March 2024 to watch all episodes.

1. The Normans (5th December 2023)

2. Castles (12th December 2023)

3. Jumièges (19th December 2023)

4. Durham Cathedral (9th January 2024)

5. San Nicola at Bari (16th January 2024)

6. Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem (23rd January 2024)

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Showcasing Martin Randall Festivals in 2024

This episode has now taken place. To watch it in full, click here.

It is less than two weeks until we launch our fourth and final Martin Randall Festival planned for 2024, Opera in Sicily (18–24 October), and to mark this occasion we are hosting an exclusive free webinar episode on 16th November 2023.

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Lost Civilisations: Why cultures collapse and historic communities disappear – six online talks by Professor John Darlington

1 November–6 December 2023

Subscribers have until 31st January 2024 to watch all episodes.

1. A Changing Climate (1st November 2023)

2. Natural Hazards (8th November 2023)

3. Human Error (15th November 2023)

4. War and Conflict (22nd November 2023)

5. Economic Collapse (29th November 2023)

6. Learning the Lessons (6th December 2023)

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Gustav Mahler, his music and his life – three online talks by Paul Max Edlin

11–25 October 2023

Subscribers have until 20th December 2023 to watch all episodes.

1. Mahler, his youth and the Wunderhorn Years (11th October 2023)

2. Alma and the central symphonies (18th October 2023)

3. The three hammer blows: Mahler’s late works (25th October 2023)

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Drawing back the Curtain – in conversation with Roderick Williams

This episode has now taken place. To watch it in full, click here.

We are thrilled to be collaborating with the Royal Philharmonic Society, and to launch the partnership, we recorded an exclusive free webinar episode on Tuesday 3rd October, co-hosted by MRT and RPS showcasing a very special guest. Baritone Roderick Williams is one of the most acclaimed and beloved British musicians – a great friend of Martin Randall Travel, having performed on many of our music festivals. He is also a Trustee of the RPS and devoted to its mission: the perfect figure to launch our new association.

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Sir Christopher Wren, polymath and starchitect – three online talks by Simon Thurley

2–16 October 2023

Subscribers have until 11th December 2023 to watch all episodes.

1. A gilded youth (2nd October 2023)

2. Patrons, politics and popularity (9th October 2023)

3. City, court and country (16th October 2023)

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Frequently asked questions

What methods of payment do you accept?

An electronic invoice will be sent to your e-mail address 1–3 working days after you have completed our registration form. Payment can be made online using AMEX, Apple Pay, Google Pay, MasterCard or Visa.

How do I purchase the webinar series as a gift?

Please contact us specifying how many subscriptions you would like and who they are for (we require their full name and e-mail address). We will invoice you directly, and after we have received your payment we will release the webinar joining instructions to your friend(s) or family member(s).

Can I purchase a single episode?

No, unfortunately not. The series must be purchased in full.

How do I join the webinar?

An e-mail confirmation will be sent to you after you have paid for your subscription, which includes your unique link for joining the webinar. Reminder e-mails will be sent to you one day and one hour before each event. We recommend that you download the Zoom software in advance of the first webinar.

Can I watch the live broadcast(s) on more than one device?

Only one device can be connected to the live broadcast(s) at any one time. If you wish to purchase a second subscription, please contact us.

What happens if I am unable to attend the live broadcast(s)? 

A recording will be uploaded to a dedicated webpage approximately two hours after the live broadcast. For copyright reasons, these recordings cannot be made available indefinitely; access is granted for eight weeks after the final live broadcast of the series.

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