Wednesday 10th March at 7.30pm - Dr Miriam Gill 'Mistaken Medieval identities in Leicestershire Church Art'
This lecture will be held by Zoom and tickets are £5 each to support the work of the LeicesterShire Historic Churches Trust. To book a place - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/138853631951
A native of Leicester, Miriam read modern history at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. She obtained a doctorate from the Conservation of Wall Paintings Department of the Courtauld Institute of Art. Late medieval wall paintings are her field of study and she seeks to relate this large and relatively neglected corpus of paintings to late medieval theology, liturgy, literature and drama and society.
Miriam is an associate lecturer for the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Leicester, she also teaches at the Attenborough Arts Centre and the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education. Over past years, Miriam has co-edited two CD ROMs for Christianity and Culture, University of York. She wrote about painted churches as part of a web project for the Churches Conservation Trust. Dr Gill is currently writing a chapter on the representation of women in medieval Christian Art for Routledge. She examined the recently discovered wall paintings in the north transept at Ely Cathedral.
Wednesday 24th March at 7.30pm - Roger Willson '20th century Stained Glass in Leicestershire - Trends and Highlights'
This lecture will be held by Zoom and tickets are £5 each to support the work of the LeicesterShire Historic Churches Trust. To book a place - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/138854318003
Roger studied History at Cambridge in the 1960s and did a fourth year at Oxford. His career was in teaching History and, before retirement in 2002, taught at Loughborough Grammar School for 28 years. His real passion since teenage years in Kent has been 'the history around us' rather than academic history: the landscape, local history and buildings, especially churches and how they have developed through the centuries. In retirement he has been very involved in sharing this enthusiasm with Charnwood U3A members and in leading visits to churches. He has led days for the LHCT over the last few years. Other interests are too many to list!
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