Studies in Art

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This series of lectures will explore a number of themes that impact on the cultural, social, political and economic developments that take place in the eighteenth century, as well as giving a picture of everyday life in Georgian England.

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Tuesday 11 February 2014

10.30am
The Public Theatre of Extra-Parliamentary Politics in the Georgian Era
Dr Amanda Goodrich, Lecturer in Eighteenth-century History, The Open University

12.00noon
Pleasure Gardens and the Pursuit of Pleasure in Eighteenth-century London
Dr Hannah Greig, Lecturer in eighteenth-century British History, University of York

1.00pm
Lunch

2.30pm
Public Science in Eighteenth-Century England
Professor Jim Bennett, Visiting Keeper, Science Museum

Tuesday 18 February  2014

10.30am
Taste and Elegance in Eighteenth-century England
Sarah Bowles

12.00noon
Tea and the Tea Ceremony in Georgian England
Markman Ellis, Professor of Eighteenth-century Studies, Queen Mary University of London

1.00pm
Lunch

2.30pm
Visit to the exhibition Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of  Modern Britain at the British Library


Tuesday  25 February  2014

10.30am
From Dilettanti and Virtuosi to Bluestockings and Beefsteaks: Men, Women and the Club in the Eighteenth Century
Dr Elizabeth Eger, Reader in Eighteenth-century Studies, Kings College London

12.00noon
In armour complete: Practising Safe Sex in Eighteenth-century London
Natasha McEnroe, Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum

1.00pm
Lunch

2.30pm
Visit to the George III collection of scientific instruments at the Science Museum with Professor Jim Bennett.

Lecture venue
The Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, London W1

Course Organiser
Sarah Bowles