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Above: The Scottish Parliament building is a fi ne example of today's British architecture (East Surrey Area) NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2012 19 EDUCATION: COURSES DOGS, DRAGONS AND DEVILS: AN INTRODUCTION TO HERALDRY AT KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGEDate: 26 March 2012Time: 10.30am-3.45pmVenue: King's College CambridgeTutors: Chloe Cockerill and Liz Hodder Price: £34 (inc. tea/coffee. Lunch available at extra cost)Contact: Marian Griggs, Blakes, Toot Hill, Ongar CM5 9PU. Email: The morning lecture will introduce the heraldry that is all around us - not only in country houses, cathedrals and castles, but also in our towns and villages. The Royal Arms appear in our newspapers, passports and on the outfi ts of our sporting heroes while councils display their arms on their offi ces and vehicles. In the afternoon there will be a visit to King's College Chapel, and a look at its history, architecture, spectacular 16th-century glass and the royal heraldry.THE ZOFFANY EXHIBITION AT THE RADate: 27 March 2012Time: 10.30am-1.15pmVenue: The Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1 (Lecture attendees will need to purchase an RA exhibition ticket and a guided tour is not included)Tutor: Clare Ford-WillePrice: £18 (no refreshments permitted)Contact: Rosemary Baldwin, 24 Speer Rd, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 0PW. Email: Two lectures giving an overview of the Zoffany: Society Observed exhibition at the Royal Academy. The exhibition presents a radical re-evaluation of the extraordinary life and career of Johan Zoffany, who enjoyed great popularity for his society and theatrical portraits, and who was a brilliant and enigmatic artist and a founder member of the RA in 1769.LORDS OF THE RENAISSANCE, THE ESTEDate: 30 April 2012Time: 10.30am-3.30pmVenue: Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1Tutor: Margaret KnightPrice: £25 (no coffee or lunch)Contact: Jenny Mulholland, 16 Landford Close, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1NG. Email: The Este Dukes dominated Emilia for more than fi ve centuries, fi rst as warrior lords, then as autocratic tyrants and immensely wealthy patrons of the arts. Their city of Ferrara was one of the brightest stars of the Renaissance, with beautifully planned streets, gardens and fi ne palaces, while the Este court was the most brilliant in Italy, attracting prominent artists, poets and humanists. This study day will follow the Este from their rise to power in the Middle Ages and will look at the glittering world of these Lords of the Renaissance.'ABANDON ALL HOPE, YE WHO ENTER HERE': DECODING DANTE'S 'INFERNO'Date: 11 June 2012 Time: 10.30am-3.30pmVenue: Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1Tutor: Margaret KnightPrice: £25 (no coffee or lunch)Contact: Jenny Mulholland, 16 Landford Close, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1NG. Email: The fi rst part of Dante Alighieri's epic Divine Comedy takes the poet and his guide Virgil on a journey through the nine circles of Hell. Here they speak to evil doers from myth, ancient history and from Dante's own time, each suffering punishments appropriate to their crimes. The poem gives us insights into the medieval concept of hell, life in 14th-century Italy and to Dante's own religious and political convictions. Using some of the works of art based on the Inferno, we can follow Dante and Virgil from Limbo to their encounter with Satan.OXFORDSHIRE GARDENS: CHIVEL FARM, HEYTHROP; DEAN FARM, DEAN; DEAN MANOR, DEANDate: 18 June 2012Time: 10.00am-4.00pmVenue: Self drive. Directions will be sent with booking.Tutor: James BoltonPrice: £69 (inc. entrance to three gardens, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. NB Lunch is available for the fi rst 20 members only. Please contact for availability and price without lunch).Contact: Di Lines, 32 Lawn Crescent, Richmond TW9 3NS.Tel: 020 8940 3227. E-mail: dlines@onetel.comChivel Farm: At Chivel Farm visitors will see box-edged beds and pots with white fl owering Hydrangeas or Plectranthus, plus many thickly planted beds with Salvias and Nerines, and steps fl anked by golden yew columns. Dean Farm: The north-facing entrance has shade loving plants, such as Ruscus, Daphne and Hydrangea aspera all growing enthusiastically. The south-facing courtyard was originally designed by Rupert Golby. Dean Manor: Yew hedges divide the space, with vistas, mature trees and a stunning herbaceous border. The garden has daring design and lovely planting. SOLDIERS OF CHRIST: THE TEMPLARS AND THEIR MEDIEVAL MONASTIC COUSINSDate: 21 June 2012Time: 10.30am-12.00pm and 2.30pm-3.30 pmVenue: (Morning visit) South Door, Church Courtyard, Temple Church, London EC4Y 7BB (off Fleet Street opposite Chancery Lane). (Afternoon lecture) Gradidge Room, Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Sq, WC1N 3AT Tutor: Sally DormerPrice: £34Contact: Rosemary Baldwin, 24 Speer Rd, Thames Ditton, Surrey KT7 0PW. Email: Spend the morning visiting the Temple Church and follow this by an afternoon lecture at the Art Workers' Guild. Founded by

LECTURERS NEWSNEW LECTURERSBernard Allan (Women Artists, Impressionism and Turner), Pauline Chakmakjian (Japanese Art and Architecture), Lydia Bauman (painting techniques, symbolism), Jane Goodson (Botanical Art), Melissa Gallimore (Chinoiserie, Thomas Chippendale), Nicole Mezey (Medieval and Renaissance Art), Christopher de Hamel (Medieval Manuscripts, Books of Hours), Hugh Ellwood (Art of Ancient Greece/Rome, Christian and Islamic Art), Aliki Braine (Western Art, 15th-20th century), Andrew Hopkins (Venice, Rome, Renaissance, Baroque), Susie Harries (Nikolaus Pevsner and the Buildings of England), Stephen Duffy (Wallace Collection, Miniatures), Eric Knowles (Antiques, China, Porcelain), Lars Tharp (Hogarth, Ceramics, Foundling Museum), Peter Warwick (Portraits of Nelson, Captain Scott, Photography), David Winpenny (Garden Buildings, Stained Glass)RETIRED LECTURERSRosamund Bartlett, Andrew Brunt, Martin Davies, Gerald Davison, Celia Fisher, Peter Gibson, Nigel Goodman, Francis Greenacre, James Heard, Jen Jones, Peter Kennedy Scott, Catherine Parry-Wingfi eld and Arthur Pedlar have retired from the Directory of Lecturers. NADFAS thanks them all for their scholarship and the pleasure they have brought to members during their time on the Directory of Lecturers. NADFAS has also learned of the sad death of Eve King, a NADFAS-accredited lecturer from the early days, whose pioneering lectures helped to drive the Association forward.Below: Beautiful Dubrovnik has a fascinating history (North East Area) 20 NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2012 COURSESthe Templar order, the church is the earliest example of Gothic architecture in England, and the perfect place to begin exploration of medieval monasticism. This theme will be expanded with a lecture on the Benedictines, Cistercians, and Carthusians among others, and the mendicant orders that fl ourished during the later Middle Ages.EVERY PROSPECT PLEASES: WREST PARK AND ENGLISH GARDENING FROM THE GLORIOUS REVOLUTION TO THE GREAT EXHIBITIONDate: 25 June 2012Time: 10.30am-4.30pmVenue: (Morning) Aspley Guise Village Hall, near Milton Keynes; (Afternoon) Wrest Park, Silsoe, near LutonTutor: James BoltonPrice: £35 or £28 for English Heritage members; membership cards must be shown for free entrance. Ticket price includes lecture, entrance to Wrest Park and guided tour with James, coffee and cold drink refreshment at day endContact: Di Lines, 32 Lawn Crescent, Richmond, TW9 3NS Tel: 020 8940 3227. E-mail: Rarely did 18th century owners of property respect the work of their predecessors which is why the garden at Wrest Park is so signifi cant. Here members of the Grey family made a fetish of preserving the horticultural past. The Great Garden was originally created by Henry, Duke of Kent from 1702 and his descendants were determined to maintain it despite changing fashions. Marchioness Grey employed English landscape architect Capability Brown, but only to tinker around the edges. Her grandson, Earl de Grey, rebuilt the house on a different site, but left the gardens intact. Today we marvel and admire this beautiful garden. NORTH EAST THE EFFECT OF WAR ON THE FINE ARTS THROUGHOUT THE AGES (A SERIES OF FOUR STUDY DAYS IN 2012) GOYA: WAR & PEACE, REVOLUTION & EXILE Date: 17 May 2012 Time: 10.30am-3.30pmVenue: The Bar Convent, York YO24 1AQTutor: Gail TurnerPrice: £30 (inc. coffee)Contact: Elizabeth Evans, Worsall Hall, Yarm TS15 9PJ. Tel: 01642 780 156. Email: or Virge James, email: The Spanish artist Francisco de Goya's long life spanned the reigns of four Bourbon monarchs and a period of considerable social and political upheaval, including the Peninsular wars. Goya's paintings refl ected the turbulence of the age.ART, WAR AND PEACE IN THE BALKANS Date: 28 June 2012 Time: 10.30am-3.30pmVenue: Harewood House, nr LeedsTutor: Mark PowellPrice: £30 (incl. coffee)This course covers the recent destruction and restoration of the beautiful city of Dubrovnik, the famous Ottoman Bridge at Mostar and the work of the war artists in the Balkans: Stanley Spencer, Joyce Carey, Jaroslav Cermak and Ludwig Hesshaimer. SOUTH WESTTHE GOLDEN AGE OF BRITISH GLASSDate: 19 April 2012Time: 10.00am-3.30pmVenue: The Conference Centre, Buckfast Abbey, Buckfast, Devon TQ11 OEETutor: Charles HajdamachPrice: £30 (inc. coffee and lunch)Contact: Sheila Hughes, Pennyroyal, Muttersmoor Rd, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8RH. Email: day explores 19th century British Glassmakers and the stunning wares they produced. A view of a period of excellence, including the contribution made by the Stourbridge factories followed by an Antiques Roadshow-style session.