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www.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2011 9EVENTSSCHEDULEFriday4.00pm onwardsArrival and Registration6.00pmBar opens. Free welcome drink.7.00pmSupper8.15-9.30pm1st Course Session11.00pmBar closesSaturday8.00 - 9.00amBreakfast9.30 - 11.00am2nd Session11.00pmCoffee/Tea break11.30-12.45pm3rd Session1.00-2.00pmLunch; bar open2.10pmBuses depart for visits4.15pm approxTea at visit location5.30pm onwardsArrive back at Farncombe6.00pmBar opens7.00pmSupper8.15-9.45pmRecital11.00pmBar closesSunday8.00-9.00amBreakfast9.30-11.00am4th Session11.00amCoffee/Tea break11.30-12.45pm5th Session1.00pm  Lunch2.00pm onwards    Students depart, unless staying for Sunday night.PriceThe per-student price for the weekend is £261.50 single and £241.50shared, including tuition, accommodation, transport, visits and the recital. We would also like to offer NADFAS students the opportunity to extendtheir stay in this lovely and fascinating area. Any student wishing to stay on for Sunday night will be welcome to do so at special rates as follows:Bed and Breakfast: Single £37, Double and Twin £32 per person. Fordinner, bed and breakfast, subject to at least 10 people booking it, Single £53, Double and Twin £48 per person. Bookings should be made by 9 August 2011.To book your Farncombe study weekend, please contact Mandy Morrisonon 0333 4568 580.This course will review the sources,effects and limitations of these bigideas by discussing a range ofhouses with their contents andgardens. It will include a visit toRodmarton Manor, a key repositoryof these ideas.THE TUTORNADFAS-accredited lecturer StevenDesmond MA, FIHort, FLS, is anindependent landscape consultantspecialising in the conservation andmanagement of historic parks andgardens in Britain and Europe, andan architectural historian. Beginningas a professional gardener, helectured for 15 years at Colleges ofHorticulture before embarking on asolo career. His time is now dividedbetween advisory work on historicgardens for clients such as theNational Trust, lecturing for a rangeof organisations including OxfordUniversity and NADFAS, andleading tours of historic houses andgardens in Britain, Ireland, France,Germany and Italy. He broadcastson his subject for BBC Radio 4 andwrites for Country Life.THE COURSEThis course looks at the elite of themedieval workforce - those whodid the stone-carving, the wall-painting, the stained glass and thewoodwork. Their legacy lies inhundreds of old churches, seriouslyin need of re-evaluation. Focusingon great works that are often takenfor granted, the course aims todevelop our understanding of howand why theywere made, whatinfluenced their style and form, andto make connections betweendifferent worksand media, settingthem in context. A visit to severallocal churches will allow the courseto ferret these out while looking atitems from this great legacy.THE TUTORNADFAS-accredited lecturer TimPorter trained as a musician buthas always studied history, and histwo fields have cross-fertilised. Formany years he worked in touringtheatre; writing music, scripts, andsometimes directing his own works,including the folk-opera Sir Gawainand the Green Knight. Tim left thetheatre in 1986 to pursue a careeras an itinerant lecturer, and nowsplits his time between Music andMedieval History. He has anintimate knowledge of the churchesof the Cotswolds, informed by awide knowledge of churches andother medieval buildings across thecountry. He works for two museumsand several adult residentialcolleges as a specialist tour guide,and as a freelance on a largelecture circuit. Photography is anessential sideline, enabling him toproduce the fine slides for which hehas become well-known.Medieval English Craftsmen: Ways ofLooking at their Works with Tim Porter

10NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2011www.nadfas.org.ukEVENTSMembers attending this year's AGMshould note there are still ticketsavailable for the following events:The National Chairman'sreceptionStirling Castle and the Church of the Holy RudeUndressing Mr Darcyat WintonHouse, Jupiter Artland,Archers' Hall (afternoon)  Tales of the Old Townwalking tour For more details please contact:susanzuill@blueyonder.co.ukTo book a place on any of theabove events, or for the AGMitself*, please use the order forms included in the summer,autumn and winter 2010 issues.* Voting Societies who cannot bein attendance at the AGM pleaseadvise us by contacting JessicaBarr: jbarr@nadfas.org.uk; 020 7430 0730 ext 244AGM UPDATEWe are pleased to announce thatNADFAS President ChristopherLloyd will be signing copies of hisnew book, In Search of aMasterpiece(see page 6 for fulldetails), directly after the AGM. CROSSING BORDERS, CROSSING TIME, ASHMOLEAN MUSEUMLECTURE AND TOURPlease complete the form below in block capitals, mark your envelope'Ashmolean' and return to Jessica Barr, NADFAS House, 8 Guilford Street,London WC1N 1DA (Tel: 020 7430 0730). Please include large SAE.Title:.... Name: ............................................................Address: ............................................................. Post Code: ...............Telephone: .................. Email: ...........................Title: .... Name: ............................................................Address: ............................................................. Post Code: ...............I would like the following tickets: Lecture and tour£49 ticket Quantity .......................Optional cream tea £8.50Quantity ......................I enclose a cheque for £ ................... payable to NADFAS or debit my Mastercard/Visa/Maestro/Delta (delete as appropriate)Card no.???????????????????Start date????Expiry date????Security code???(last three digits on back of card)For Switch/Maestro: 'Valid From' date ................................. Issue no. ..........Signature ............................................... Date ..............The new Ashmolean Museum in Oxford -'Crossing Borders, Crossing Time': lecture and tourThursday 7 April 2011 from 10.15am-4pm Exeter College, Oxford University/Ashmolean MuseumThe new £61m extension tothe Ashmolean Museumfeatures 39 newinterconnected galleries and aninnovative method of displayingobjects to illuminate the theme,Crossing Borders, Crossing Time.This demonstrates links overcenturies between peoples ofdiffering cultures who learned newideas and technologies from eachother. To illustrate this newperspective, in nearby ExeterCollege distinguished internationalspecialist in European ceramicsAnton Gabszewicz will lecture onthe evolution of Early EnglishPorcelain, exploring its origins inChina and Japan, tracing thethread of its development throughthe Middle East to Medici Florence,Meissen and Sèvres and thence toChelsea and Bow. During theafternoon small groups will have aone-hour guided tour of theAshmolean's treasures, including,but not concentrating on,ceramics. The museum also offersa choice of self-guided tours (egceramics, 18th-century countryhouse, textiles and archaeology),which members may follow for theremainder of their visit, or they maybrowse at will if they prefer.Optional tea (cream tea andcake) will be available at TrinityCollege whose gardens will also beopen to members (cost £8.50). Exeter College offers overnightaccommodation from £60 perperson - contact the college direct(Meena Rowland 01865 279654 ormeena.rowland@exeter.ox.ac.uk).10.15-10.45: Registration,Exeter College10.45-12.00: Anton Gabszewiczon Early English Porcelain 12.15-13.45: Lunch, Exeter's Hall14.00-16.00: Ashmolean visit16.15-17.15: Tea in TrinityCollege (optional)Cancellation policy: A refund, minus an administration charge of £5, will bemade until two weeks prior to the event booked.NADFAS AGM 201111 May 2011 Assembly Hall, Edinburgh