Upcoming Events

Raphael was one of the greatest and most influential of all painters, a superstar even in his own lifetime, who remains a byword for classic perfection.

Through her lecture we will learn about the opening of trade routes across Eurasia by land and sea.

Cleopatra, the woman for whom Antony is imagined to have given up the chance to rule the Roman world

a Study Day with two talks on Buckingham in the morning, and one on 17th century gardens in the afternoon.

a brief story of wine

A full analysis of Hitchcock's masterful technique and influences will be the central focus of this Lecture. To be held in Mylor Theatre, Truro College

Mughal architecture fused elements from Islamic, Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural traditions, and gave rise to some of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in the world.

At the turn of the last century Vienna was the capital of a vast empire and in this lecture Gavin Plumley asks how and why it became such a cultural hotbed, producing many remarkable figures including Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, Freud, Mahler and Wittgenstein.

In this series of three talks, Gavin will look at the Czech lands, Slovenia and Hungary through the prism of their capital cities. He illustrates how each city has expressed and built its national identity through art, music and architecture.

In this lecture Steve Kershaw will explore the aesthetics, the back-story and the heated debates surrounding these fascinating and controversial works of ancient Greek art.

Julia Musgrave follows the dramatic incidents of Caravaggio’s life and looks at why and how his work became so influential both during his own lifetime and later.

When social historian Tessa Boase told the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds she wanted to write their early story, they refused to let her visit their archives. To a former investigative journalist, this was a challenge she could not resist . . .