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Lectures are held at The Winston Churchill Theatre

Special Interest Days are held at

Uxbridge Golf Club

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NEXT LECTURE Wednesday 13 March

ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTURAL SUPERSTAR  Lecturer Colin Davies



This lecture tells the story of her career from the visionary projects of the 1980s, through the years of frustration when her designs were considered unbuildable, to the prolific crop of successful projects built all over the world in the last decade of her life.

Dame Zaha Hadid died on March 31st, 2016 aged 65. Architectural students of the future will surely recognise her as one of the most important architects of the 21st century. She was born in Iraq and her reputation was global, but she made her home in Britain.  


The continuous history of watercolour as an art medium begins with the Northern Renaissance, particularly in Germany with Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). During the 18th century water colour painting spread in England among the elite and aristocratic classes. It was artists such as Paul Sandby (1730–1809) who established watercolour as an independent painting medium. Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) brought watercolour to its height of power and refinement.

NEXT SPECIAL INTEREST DAY Thursday 21 March

THE GLORIES OF ENGLISH WATERCOLOUR

Lecturer Dr Susan Owens

OUTING Thurs 27 June

WOBURN ABBEY


Lectures are held at Winston Churchill Theatre, Pinn Way, Ruislip HA4 7QL.  Special Interest Days are held at Uxbridge Golf Club, The Drive, Uxbridge UB10 8AQ.  Non-members are welcome to come to Lectures for just £9 - free if you join on the day. For Special Interest Days non-members not attending a Lecture should telephone Sylvia Jones (01895 677041) or Pam Cook (01895 833725) for details.

Dr Susan Owens is an art historian, writer and curator. She studied English literature at Oxford University and European art at the Courtauld Institute, then wrote a doctoral thesis on Aubrey Beardsley’s illustrations to Oscar Wilde’s play Salome at University College London. She worked as a curator for the Royal Collection before becoming Curator of Paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Details soon!