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August 2014

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September 2014

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October 2014

Tuesday 21 October 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Vaughan Williams in the First and Second World Wars
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Daniel Grimley, University College Oxford.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Vaughan Williams enlisted as a Private in the Royal Army Medical Corps Territorial Force in 1914. A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No 3) was conceived while he was on active service in France, which he described as 'really wartime music'. Daniel Grimley examines the extent to which the composer's wartime experiences influenced his work. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 October 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Rose Macaulay - Non-combatants and Others
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Sarah LeFanu, University of Bristol.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Rose Macaulay was both a poet and novelist during the First World War, her work reflecting the dramatic change in popular perception that took place as news of mounting horrors filtered home. Sarah LeFanu will trace the trajectory that took Macaulay from romantic idealisation of the war through to being one of its fiercest critics. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

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November 2014

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: The Graphic Experience of War: Goerge Grosz in context
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Dot Price, University of Bristol.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
George Grosz is largely known as a biting satirist, who used his art as a form of political protest against the weaknesses, corruption and injustices he witnessed in Weimar Germany. This lecture will explore Grosz's artwork in Europe and America in the aftermath of the First World War and the outbreak of the second. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 11 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Paul Nash and Stanley Spencer
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Paul Gough, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President at RMIT, Melbourne, Australi.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Paul Nash's embittered memories of the Western Front produced some of the most searing paintings of the First World War; his taut renditions introduced a new language of devastation to the genre of landscape. This lecture will explore the 'barren, sightless, godless' visual language of conflict by contrasting Nash's work with that of Stanley Spencer. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 18 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: H G Wells: Mr Britling sees it Through, The Shape of Things to Come, Mind at the End of its Tether
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Sir Christopher Frayling, former Rector of the Royal College of Art.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Maxim Gorky described H G Wells' novel Mr Britling Sees it Through (1916) 'as the finest, most courageous, truthful, and humane book written in Europe in the course of this accursed war'. Christopher Frayling examines this and other Wells' works, which explore the devastating impact of war upon humanity, and Wells' vision for the future. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 25 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Lewis Milestone: from All Quiet on the Western Front to A Walk in the Sun
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Andrew Kelly, Director of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership and Bristol Festival of Ideas and is a visiting professor at the University of the West of England.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Lewis Milestone made the greatest films about the First and Second World Wars, All Quiet on the Western Front and A Walk in the Sun. One is a pacifist classic; the other a celebration of the American infantry. Andrew Kelly will look at how Lewis Milestone (and the wider Hollywood community) approached both world wars. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

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