The Circular Economy – what it is and how it can be used to create a fairer, more sustainable future This is a series of two one-hour le This event is now full. We will be recording both sessions, and if you would like to be notified when these recordings are available, please register on … Continue reading "The Circular Economy – how to make our lives more sustainable"
This workshop is based on the Geisha paintings of EA Hornel and G Henry, inspired by an 1993 trip to Japan and the advent of photography. Image Credit: Edward Hornel: 'Geisha Girls', courtesy of the Fleming Collection.In the late 19th century there was a mania for all things oriental throughout Europe and it is manifest … Continue reading "Glasgow Boys and Girls- The Japanese Influence"
Our final course about the ancient civilisations of the Americas deals with how things were before and after Spanish intervention in 1492. These lectures are by Prof Maria Chester. 1491: NEW DISCOVERIES OF THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUSThese lectures are based on the book written by Charles Mann (Knopf, 2005) but with a twist because as … Continue reading "American Civilisations: before 1491 and after 1493"
‘Horror vacui'- Nature abhors a vacuum (Aristotle) This the first of a series of talks by Prof Mike Worboys discussing how some cornerstone concepts manifest themselves as fundamental in a range of cultural practices, with a focus of music, mathematics, and religion (particularly, Zen Buddhism). This talk considers ‘nothing’. Music is an interplay between sound … Continue reading "Zip, Zilch, Nada! The void in music, mathematics and Zen."
A short course on the moon, planets, stars, galaxies, and practical observing tips. Lots to learn for beginners or seasoned observers. A short course in astronomy by Dr. Adrian Jannetta covering basic concepts, practical experience, and the latest developments in a rapidly changing field. This listing enables you to book tickets for individual lectures for … Continue reading "Autumn Astronomy: Individual lectures"
A short course on the moon, planets, stars, galaxies, and practical observing tips. Lots to learn for beginners or seasoned observers. A short course in astronomy by Dr. Adrian Jannetta covering basic concepts, practical experience, and the latest developments in a rapidly changing field. The full course costs £15, or you can book individual lectures … Continue reading "Autumn Astronomy: Full Series"
This short course will introduce you to the work of the Argentinian writer JULIO CORTAZAR, a towering presence admired the world over . This course is part one in a new series of online lectures by Prof Maria Chester which will introduce you to the literature of Latin America.Magic-Realism is one genre that is often … Continue reading "An Argentinian writer in exile: Julio Cortazar"
The life and work of artists Duncan Fergusson, Leslie Hunter, Samuel Peploe and Francis Cadell: now known as The Scottish Colourists. Image: The White Room by Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell.This is a series of four lectures by Prof Maria Chester.Since the end of the 19th century there was a strong connection between Scotland and France … Continue reading "An Introduction to the Lives and Works of the Scottish Colourists"