Lectures

Punch Magazine – Halcyon Days

Punch Magazine - the prevailing epidemic

Tuesday 15th June 2021 at 10.30am

Lecturer: Tim Stimson

This will be a ZOOM Lecture

Mr Punch's reign as premier puncturer of pomposity spanned five monarchs; his blend of cartoons, jokes and satire holding up a mirror to society, with a wry grin, pointing out questionable politicians, unimaginative beaurocrats, rude shop assistants, striking workers, rich foreigners, rising prices and ... the British railways - recognising that to laugh rather than cry is a good tonic.

Punch Magazine described itself as:

"a guffawgraph"

"a refuge for destitute wit"

"an asylum for the thousands of drawings, orphan jokes and perishing puns which otherwise wander about without so much as a shelf to rest on"

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Treasures of the Fan Museum

Fan Museum London

Tuesday 20th July 2021 at 10.30am

THE MARY GLENN MEMORIAL LECTURE

Lecturer: Jacob Moss

WE HOPE THAT THIS LECTURE CAN BE AN ATTENDED LECTURE AT GRANGE PARK HOTEL

IF THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE IT WILL BE A ZOOM LECTURE

Occupying a pair of early Georgian townhouses nestled in historic Greenwich, the story of how The Fan Museum came to fruition dovetails into the multifaceted history of the handheld fan. From an especially rare Elizabethan-period embroidered folding fan to contemporary examples decorated by street artists, discover some of the key objects within the Museum’s extraordinary collections which encompass more than 5,000 fans and related objects dating from the eleventh century to the present day and gathered from most parts of the world.

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A Brief Story of Wine

History of Wine

Tuesday 21st September 2021 at 10.30am

Lecturer: David Wright

WE HOPE THAT THIS LECTURE CAN BE AN ATTENDED LECTURE AT GRANGE PARK HOTEL

IF THAT IS NOT POSSIBLE IT WILL BE A ZOOM LECTURE

Wine has been part of our global society for over 7,000 years, and the story tells of its origin and appearance in all societies across the Mediterranean and through Europe. There is rich evidence of the role wine has played in these societies and how it became an important component of faith, well-being and festivity. From the kwevris of Georgia in 5,000 B.C., the symposia in ancient Greece, the thermopolia of Pompeii, the hospices of Europe, to the dining tables of fine society wine has been ever present. Drawings, paintings, engravings, buildings, pottery and wine labels themselves all contribute to the story.

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Mind the Gap: Designs for the London Underground

London Underground Design

Tuesday 19th October 2021 at 10.30am

Lecturer: Charles Harris

“Mind the Gap” examines the world-beating graphics, designs, maps and posters created for the London Underground. From early days through the inventive inter-war years, this lecture is rammed with well-known artists and great stories. Modern London was shaped by the Underground. Tunnel Vision has never been so celebrated.

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