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through music, and thecircumstances and context of itscomposition. An art tour inconnection with this series will takeplace in October 2011.HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHYINCLUDING THE PORTRAITSOF JULIA MARGARETCAMERONDate: 12 February 2011Venue: The Clockhouse, Milford,SurreyTutor: Sally HobanTime: 10.30am-1pmCost: £17 (inc. tea/coffee& homemade biscuits)Contact: Liz Coult, Cherry Trees,Mark Way, Godalming, SurreyGU7 2BN. Tel: 01483 417269,email: Ever since nature discovered away to capture its own imagethrough photography in the early19th century, we have beenfascinated by the stylistic expertiseof photographers. This richlyillustrated lecture tells the story ofphotography from the first grainyimage taken in 1826 to moderndigital photography. It looks atportraiture, art and fashionphotography, includingdocumentary 'photo realism' andconsiders some of the ways inwhich photography has changedour perceptions of the world.EDUCATION: COURSESswathed in mystery, and BanteaySrei, decorated with scenes of theHindu epics.Contemporary with the Khmerempire was the Kingdom ofChampa in Vietnam. The Hindu artof Champa was the finest Vietnamever produced. We study thesacred centre of Mi Son, also aUNESCO World Heritage Site anda strategic location for maritimetrading. The day also touches onthe later Nguyen dynasty with itsemperors, and the 19th-centurypalaces and tombs of Hue, incentral Vietnam, replicas of Beijing.We will study the French colonialperiod in both countries, withspecial reference to the attractivecolonial architecture. Phnom Penhand Hanoi were both French cities,each referred to as the Paris ofAsia, graced with opera houses,belle époque villas and elegantoffices built along wide tree-linedboulevards. Finally we look atcontemporary artistic traditionssuch as painting and dancing.WATERCOLOURDate:15 March 2011Venue: Lecture Theatre, TheNational Portrait Gallery Tutor:Ann ClementsTime: 10.30am-3.30pmCost:£27 (no coffee)SCO: Ann O'Donovan, 29 Brookside, Hornchurch,RM11 2RR. Email: desmond.odonovan@ntlworld.comMEMBERS MUST PURCHASETHEIR OWN TICKETS TO THEEXHIBITIONThe favoured medium of Sundaypainters is to be celebrated nextyear with a blockbuster exhibitioncharting 800 years ofwatercolours. Watercolour at theTate Britain is expected toincorporate work by some of thegreatest names in the history ofart such as Anthony Van Dyck,JMW Turner and James AbbottMcNeill Whistler.TREASURES OF SPAIN - THECITIES, ART AND MUSICDates:24 January, 25 February,21 March 2011Venue: The Ark, Turner's Hill(January & February), TheSteyning Centre, Steyning(March)Tutors:Gail Turner & JonathanHindenPrice: £25 per day (inc. lunch)Contact:Ann Salmon. Tel: 01798812610, The first study day gives a taste ofthe history and art in differentSpanish cities in Castile, includingAvila, Segovia, Toledo andSalmanca. Madrid became thecapital of Spain in 1561, and itsgreat art collections the Prado and the Thyssen reflect Spain'svaried history. The second study dayconcentrates on paintings bymajor artists of the period -ElGreco, Velázquez, Zurbarán andMurillo. We will look at Goya'stapestry designs, portraits, andBlack paintings. The third study day at Steyninggiven by Jonathan Hinden will beconcerned with Carmen, withmusical illustrations on the piano,considering the composer's abilityto express character and moodNEW LECTURERSMark Bills (Curator of theWatts Gallery, talks on 18th-and 19th-century British art),David Haycock (20th-centuryBritish art) and Guy Rooker(art and anatomy).RETIRING LECTURERSJane Kelsall and JolyonWarwick James are retiringfrom the Directory. NADFASthanks them both for theirscholarship and the pleasurethey have brought tomembers during their timeon the Directory of Lecturers.SERENDIPITY AND THENADFAS LECTURERS.. a heartwarming tale ofreunionChristopher Andreae:That arachnoid handwritingseemed oddly familiar. Itspelt a name, just aboutdecipherable. "Can't be!" Ithought. But it was, anunmistakable signature onthe NADFAS House visitor-sheet. I signed under his,amazed at the coincidence.He was already delivering his20-minute lecture to thejudges. My bid to be alecturer (talking aboutWinifred Nicholson) would beafter him. When he emergedhe (almost half a centuryafter we were in the firstbatch to read Art History atCambridge) didn't recogniseme. Then: "Webb!" My voicedid it. "Andreae?! Peter Webb:I had just made my effort toentertain the NADFAS judgeswith my account of a trip Imade to places painted byVan Gogh.I returned to theoffice to find someone Irecognised. "Webb" hedeclared. "Andreae" I repliedin amazement. Co-incidences do happen.Thank you, NADFAS! LECTURERSNEWSNADFAS REVIEW / WINTER SURREYSUSSEXAbove: Study the history ofphotography -West Surrey Area Below: Discover Spanishtreasures with Sussex Area