Oxford & Christ Church College

photoOxford & Christ Church College by Maureen Nicholas

Sunday 17th April 2016, 3 pm


Maureen Nicholas was born in Lancashire and after university entered Lloyds Bank executer and trustee department and worked in St. James’s street in London. After her son went to preparatory school she took a teacher’s certificate at Sussex university and taught mathematics at Brighton College. During that period she was involved in various organisations in Sussex and did a fair amount of public speaking. Continue reading

Newsletter March April 2016

In this Newsletter you will find information on two talks, namely on 6 March and 17 April 2016, both on Sunday afternoon at 3 pm. Our venue is again De Schalm, Dreef 1, 7414 EA, Deventer. There is some news from the Committee as well which can be found further down.

Newsletter March April 2016



Erasmus in England

Erasmus in England

Sunday 6 March 2016, 3.00 pm by Richard Parker

img020Richard Parker MA BD studied at Balliol College, Oxford (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) and King’s College, London (Theology). For most of his working life he has been an independent consultant in training and management development. He is a guide at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, and is an occasional preacher at his local church in London.Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536), also known as ‘Erasmus of Rotterdam’, was a leading figure in the intellectual movement that became known as ‘humanism’. At a time when ancient manuscripts of biblical texts were being discovered, he produced an important new translation of the New Testament into Latin. Now that printing was widely available, this became influential in supporting the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Erasmus was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1492. While generally in favour of reform in the Catholic Church, he wanted to reform it from within and so remained a Catholic priest for the rest of his life, though never active in parish work. Continue reading

Newsletter January 2016

Dear members,
In this Newsletter we would like to give you more information about the first talk in the New Year. On Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, 17 January 2016 Mrs Angeline Bremer-Cox will be speaking to us on Sculpture for a Modern World. This is the title of the exhibition of the works of sculptress Barbara Hepworth which is at the Museum Kröller Müller until 17 April 2016.


Guided tour of Turner exhibition at Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle




Op zaterdag 3 oktober 2015 organiseert de British Society Deventer een rondleiding voor leden en introducees voor de tentoonstelling Gevaar & Schoonheid – Turner en de traditie van het sublieme.


Tijd: 11.30 uur

Plaats: Museum de Fundatie te Zwolle

Prijs: € 2,50 voor leden en € 5,00 voor introducees (deze prijs is exclusief de entree voor het museum).

Maximaal 15 deelnemers.

U kunt zich via de e-mail opgeven bij AnneMarie Meijer (annemariek.meijer@kpnmail.nl) of telefonisch 0570-631324.

Van 5 september 2015 tot en met 3 januari 2016 organiseren Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle en Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede in samenwerking met Tate Britain de tentoonstelling ‘Gevaar & Schoonheid – Turner en de traditie van het sublieme’. Turner is voor Groot-Brittannië wat Rembrandt is voor Nederland. Zijn werk is alleen bij hoge uitzondering in ons land te zien. De dubbeltentoonstelling in Enschede en Zwolle presenteert ruim 50 schilderijen en aquarellen van Turner in de context van de Europese kunstgeschiedenis, van de late middeleeuwen tot nu, met werk van Aelbert Cuyp, Claude Lorrain, Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Armando, Gerhard Richter en vele anderen             

Shakespeare course by Marijke Lemmerman

news_bShakespeare-PlaysHighlights from Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Now that we have embarked on a new venture with British Society Deventer, we feel like taking on the challenge of organising some new activities, such as a guided tour at the Turner exhibition, literature courses or any other cultural initiatives.

This summer Marijke Lemmerman was asked to offer a course on Highlights from Shakespeare at a private secondary school in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which was an amazing experience , and is to be followed by another course focussed on performance of Shakespeare “off by heart” in 2016. Knowing that many 16 – 18-year-old students enjoyed doing the course, it seems worth finding out if any of our members are interested in attending 5 afternoon or evening classes of two hours each on “Highlights from Shakespeare”. Reflecting on William Shakespeare in 2016 could not be more appropriate, as it is the very year that we commemorate Shakespeare’s death 400 years previously. Continue reading

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World


Presented by the artist 1964© Bowness, Hepworth Estate

Presented by the artist 1964

© Bowness, Hepworth Estate

Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World

Sunday 17 January 2016, 3.00 pm


Exhibition at Kröller-Müller Museum from 28 November 2015 to 17 April 2016

Talk by Angeline Bremer-Cox, who is associated expert with the Kröller-Müller Museum. Drs. A. Bremer-Cox (her formal name)  has studied history of art. After her study, she was master at the “Vrije Academie”. For 9 years she was a curator and produced several exhibitions and publications. She also produces  short documentaries,  for instance Vincent van Gogh’s vision on his life and art (2004).  Angeline is cultural entrepreneur, head of our deparment for guided tours of the Kröller-Müller Museum.

The Kröller-Müller Museum honours Barbara Hepworth (Wakefield 1902 – St. Ives 1975) with a major retrospective, fifty years after her last major exhibition in 1965. Barbara Hepworth is one of the most successful sculptors of the twentieth century. Her works are included in the world’s great sculpture collections. Continue reading

The IJssel Linie at Olst

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The IJssel Linie at Olst, Overijssel

Benjamin Manton is a dual national with Dutch and American citizenship.  He was born in Boston and grew up in a small fishing village on the North Atlantic coast. His post high school education includes a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Boston University, a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from George Washington University and attendance at two art schools in Washington.  His military experience includes two years training with the U.S. Air Force and eight years with the U.S. Navy. Continue reading

Newsletter November 2015

Dear members,

After the very successful talk by Christine Robinson who spoke to us on her years at Chatsworth House on Sunday afternoon 8 October (it is already clear many members like the Sunday afternoon for a talk!) we are pleased to announce the next talk on Wednesday evening, 18 November at 8 pm. The venue is De Schalm, Dreef 1, opposite shopping centre Borgele.

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Chatsworth, the Housekeeper’s Tale

2015-01-09_1600Sunday 18 October 2015, 3 pm

Chatsworth, the Housekeeper’s Tale

Christine Robinson, who spoke to us twice before, entered service at Chatsworth in 1974 and has spent more than forty years at the heart of Chatsworth, one of Britain’s greatest country estates and the Peak District home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

Christine Robinson, who spoke to us twice before, entered service at Chatsworth in 1974 and has spent more than forty years at the heart of Chatsworth, one of Britain’s greatest country estates and the Peak District home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Continue reading