All That Jazz: The American Songbook Thumb

All That Jazz: The American Songbook

12th August 2020 from 8-9pm

Zoom: Evening concert

Mark Wallace, Head of Economics and Pianist, invites you to a performance on the piano of music by Gershwin, Porter and Duke Ellington sung by jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.  As a pianist Mark has accompanied many of the UK’s jazz legends such as Digby Fairweather and Roy Williams as well as working with singers such as Wendy Neiper. 

 

Epiphanies in Literature, from the New Testament to Philip Larkin Thumb

Epiphanies in Literature, from the New Testament to Philip Larkin

14th August 2020 from 1-2pm

Zoom: Lunchtime lecture

In Western Christianity, epiphany refers to the visit of the Magi to the Christ Child. In common usage, a sudden understanding, in literature, moments of culminating beauty. Poems exist to lead us to epiphany. Join Luke Maxted, teacher of English, to hear what poetry was for in the centuries preceding the eighteenth...

Spies Across the Road Thumb

Spies Across the Road

19th August 2020 from 8-9pm

Zoom: Evening talk

The Portland spy case, 1960, was one of the most notorious of the Cold War. Gay Search tells the story of her family's involvement with the case, the MI5 and the Soviet spy ring.

 

Is 'Historical Truth' a Fantasy? Thumb

Is 'Historical Truth' a Fantasy?

20th August 2020 from 1-2pm

Zoom: Lunchtime lecture

At an exciting time when what history teaches rather than how it is taught suddenly matters, this talk by Jonathan White,  Head of History, will focus on the slippery issue of what we mean by 'objective historical truth'...

An Evening of Language and Cookery with Rachel Collier Thumb

An Evening of Language and Cookery with Rachel Collier

26th August 2020 from 8-9pm

Zoom: Evening masterclass

A masterclass combining two of Rachel Collier's great passions: language and cookery. This talk will be all about pastry, exploring the Latin and Greek roots of the word and demonstrating how to make three classic pastry dishes (koulibiac, spanakopita and tarte au citron) in your kitchen at home.