sprekers van het laatste jaar
sprekers van het laatste jaar
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
Erasmus in England
Sunday 6 March 2016, 3.00 pm by Richard Parker
Richard 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
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, 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
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
Tuesday 19 May 2015
The Life and work of Nicholas Stone the Elder
Dr. Adam White is curator at Lotherton Hall, a country house museum between Leeds and York. He also has a research interest in the architecture and sculpture of the early 17th century in Britain when ties between England and the Netherlands were particularly close. Continue reading
Wednesday 22 April 2015
A Dutch king and an English Palace:
JOHN SUTTON was a Senior Lecturer in History at Anglia Polytechnic University. He specialises in the history of Early Modern England and the English Renaissance (1558-1640), the English Civil War and the Jacobite cause. In 1983-84 he made a television series on Eastern England in the 1640s, entitled ‘A War in the Kingdom’ which was screened on Anglia TV. He regularly hosts special interest gatherings on a wide range of historical subjects. He has previously talked to the GNE branches on topics such as Sir Philip Sidney, Sir Walter Raleigh, Charles I and Elizabeth I. His last GNE lecture tour was in October 2009 when he spoke on `Rob Roy – hero or villain`. Continue reading
Saturday 18 April 2015
John McAleer is Lecturer in History at the University of Southampton and historian of the British Empire. His work focuses on the British encounter and engagement with the wider world in the 18th and 19th centuries, situating the history of empire in its global and maritime contexts.
He is interested in the relationships, interactions and patterns of exchange created by the British Empire, and in assessing the impact of these experiences on both British and colonial societies. Previously, as Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, he worked on the development and delivery of gallery projects, focusing on Atlantic and Indian Ocean history. Continue reading
Wednesday 18 March 2015
A Balkan Adventure
John Pilkington has been called “one of Britain’s greatest tellers of travellers’ tales”.
In 1983, after journeys in Africa and Latin America, he completed a 500-mile solo crossing of the western Nepal Himalaya, and told the story in his first book, Into Thin Air. His interest in Asia grew further with the opening in 1986 of the border between Pakistan and China, making it possible – for the first time in forty years – to retrace virtually the whole of the Silk Road. John was one of the first modern travellers to do so, and he wrote about the journey in An Adventure on the Old Silk Road. This was followed in 1991 by An Englishman in Patagonia; recounting eight months spent exploring the southernmost tip of South America. Continue reading
Friday 13 February 2015
Jane Austen and the Modern World
Paul Franssen has been teaching British and South African Literature at the University of Utrecht since 1979. His expertise on the Renaissance is accompanied by his interest in some more modern areas and people, such as British 20th century drama. Jane Austen, J. M. Coetzee and Oscar Wilde. Continue reading