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Hattersley, 22 Malvern Drive,Woodford Green, Essex IG80JW, davidhattersley@aol.com An illustrated introduction to one ofthe major documents of earlyEnglish culture. Not only does itcontain some of the first originalcompositions in English prose, itsnarrative art also provides an OldTestament of English history. Weshall explore its literary history withexamples drawn from its greatscope in the light of Anglo-Saxonart and culture.Please contact the Study Course Organiser (SCO) to bookon the relevant course. Whenbooking please send a chequemade out to Greater London Area NADFAS and send astamped self addressed envelopeto the SCO of each course. Norefunds are given except inexceptional circumstances, unlessthere is a waiting list. Tickets canbe sold on by the memberconcerned.PATRONS AND PATRONAGE:RUDOLF II OF HAPSBURGDate:17 February 2012Time: 10.30am-3.30pmVenue:Art Worker's Guild, 6Queen Square, London WC1Tutor:Clare Ford-WillePrice:£30 (inc. coffee & biscuits)Contact:Di Lines, 32 LawnCrescent, Richmond TW9 3NS,dlines@onetel.comRudolf II was Holy Roman Emperorfrom the age of 24 in 1576 until hisabdication in 1612. He was one ofthe greatest patrons and collectorsin the history of European Art.From 1583 he transferred his courtfrom Vienna to Prague andattracted to his service alchemistssuch as John Dee, astronomerssuch as Tyco Brohe and Kelperand artists such as Hans vonAachen, who with many othersmade Prague a "Parnassus of the arts". His interests in the arts werewide-ranging from new depictionsof the natural world in the works of artists such as Jan Bruegheland Roelant Savery to the20NADFAS REVIEW / WINTER 2011www.nadfas.org.ukBRITISH ARCHITECTURENOW & THE ARCHITECTUREOF THE OLYMPICSDate:30 March 2012Venue:Yehudi Menuhin Hall,Stoke D' Abernon, Cobham,Surrey KT11 3QQTutor:Anthea StreeterPrice:£16.50 (inc. coffee/tea andbiscuits) Contact:SAE to: AnnHollywood, 'Kames', 34 ParkRoad, Limpsfield, Oxted RH80AW or ace@nadfaseastsurre-yarea.org.uk Anthea Streeter's first lecture willbring members up-to-date with EDUCATION: COURSESthe architectural scene in Britain today. Many of the buildings are those which haveeither won or been shortlisted for the annual RIBA Stirling Prizesince it was inaugurated in 1996.Among the projects which havecaught the public's imaginationrecently are Foster & Partners'distinctive 'Gherkin', Stirling Prize winner in 2004; and theScottish Parliament building,winner in 2005. The second lecture will look at the newstructures for the Olympics, suchas Zaha Hadid's Aquatic Centre atStratford's Olympic Park, designed by leadingarchitects. This lecture sets these buildings in the context ofboth their other work andprevailing trends in architecturetoday. Other modern buildings ofmerit that form the backdrop to theOlympic events will also beconsidered.THE ANGLO-SAXONCHRONICLE: THE OLD TESTAMENT OFENGLISH HISTORYDate:6 March 2012Venue:Foakes Memorial Hall,Great Dunmow CM6 1DGTutor:Sam NewtonTime: 10.30am-3.30pmPrice:£25 (inc. coffee & lunch)Contact:SAE please to DavidAreaCourses... across the country during winter 2011 and beyondEAST SURREYBelow: Discover medieval Moscow with Greater London AreaESSEXGREATER LONDON

sophisticated mythological painting of Bartholomeus Spranger. Rudolf's "Kunstkammer"or "Cabinet of Curiosities" hasnever been surpassed with itsmyriad range of objects fromOstrich eggs, ivory, amber, gold,silver, to precious and semi-precious stones, which areoutstanding examples of thecraftsmen's art as well as Rudolf'svery personal patronage.MOSCOW AND THE GOLDENRING: EARLY RUSSIAN ARTAND ARCHITECTUREDate:23 February 2012Time: 10.30am-3.30pmVenue:Art Workers Guild (as before)Tutor:Jane AngeliniPrice:£31 (inc. coffee)Contact:Rosemary Baldwin, 24Speer Road, Thames Ditton,Surrey, KT7 0PWrosemary@baldwins24.co.ukRussia's medieval cities embodyfantasy on an unearthly scale.Shimmering white walls, fairy taletowers, domes, spires, cones,onions, and crenellations createarchitecture as lyrical and fancifulas you can get. The network oftrading cities, from Kiev toMoscow, were also spiritualcentres where icons and frescoeswere painted to create sublimeimages of the Kingdom of God.TREASURES OF PARMA AND MODENADate:2 March 2012Time: 10.30am-3.30pmVenue:Linnean Society,Burlington House, Piccadilly,London W1Tutor:Clare Ford-WillePrice:£26 (no coffee)Contact:Di Lines (as before)This day will be an opportunity to study the art and architecture of these two elegant and noblecities which lie next to one anotheron the old Roman road andpilgrimage route, the Via Emilia.Both have some of the bestRomanesque architecture incentral Italy. Modena Cathedral isassociated with the 12th centurysculptor, Wiligelmo and Parma with the powerful sculpture ofAntelami. Both cities have superbart collections, built up by theFarnese in Parma and the Este inModena. The two earlyRenaissance painters Correggioand Parmigianino were both fromParma and have left their mostimportant work there and in nearbyFontanellato.HAJJ -JOURNEY TO THEHEART OF ISLAMDate:8 March 2012Time: 11am-3.30pmVenue:Clore Education Centre,British MuseumTutor:a British Museum curatorPrice:£25 (inc. coffee andbiscuits, the lecture & timedadmission to the exhibition inthe afternoon, and the printedexhibition guide)Contact:Sue Mills, Homeclose,Raleigh Drive, Claygate, Esher,Surrey KT10 9DE Tel: 01372 465681One of the five pillars of Islamcentral to Muslim belief, Hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca thatevery Muslim must make at leastonce in their lifetime if they areable. This major exhibition charts the history of this deeplypersonal journey. Examining theextraordinary travel logisticsinvolved and how the wideroperation of the event haschanged over time, the exhibitioncompares how pilgrims over the centuries negotiated this often monumental undertaking and how it continues to beexperienced by people from allcorners of the globe today.Beautiful objects, includinghistorical and contemporary art,textiles and manuscripts, bring to life the profound spiritualsignificance of the sacred ritualsthat have remained unchangedsince the Prophet Muhammad'stime in the 7th century AD. THE EFFECT OF WAR ON THEFINE ARTS THROUGHOUTTHE AGESA series of four study days in 2012(May & June study days to beadvertised in spring 2012 Review)WAR, ART AND MYTH INANCIENT GREECE Date:29 March 2012 Time: 10.30am-3.30pmVenue:Harewood House, nr LeedsTutor:Neil FaulknerPrice:£32 (inc. coffee)Contact:Elizabeth Evans,Worsall Hall, Yarm TS15 9PJEvans.worsall@btinternet.comTel: 01642 780156Ancient Greek art is full of imagesof both mythic and contemporarywarfare. We will explore this centralfeature of Greek experience fromthe 12th to the fourth century BCthrough sculpture and vase painting.WARS AND MEDIEVALCATHEDRALS Date:23 April 2012Time: 10.30am-3.30pmVenue:Bar Convent, YorkTutor:Jon CannonPrice:£32 (inc. coffee)Contact:Elizabeth Evans (asbefore)An overview of medieval cathedralhistory, revealing how strifes of theera are encoded in architecture.EDUCATION: COURSESAbove: The spotlight falls on Modena's Romanesque cathedral as part of Greater London Area'sTreasures of Parma and Modenawww.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / WINTER 2011 21Photo: Steve Broer / Shutterstock.com NORTH EAST