Land of Hope and Glory: Culture, Conflict and the Edwardians

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    Seminar Room One, Sackler Centre

EIGHT WEEK COURSE: Following the success of last year’s course we are offering an extended and more detailed review of the Edwardian period, an era that witnessed wild extravagance alongside severe poverty, and radical changes in politics, culture and society.

Often perceived as a golden age of long summer afternoons and elegant entertainments and parties, the period was also strongly marked by modernity and the avant-garde. Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau dominated modern design and architecture, Post-Impressionism led the field in modern art, and aeroplanes, ships, and trains brought goods from all over the world.

The course explores the work of the main artists, designers and architects – including Charles Rennie Mackintosh, John Singer Sargent, Edwin Lutyens, Walter Sickert and the Bloomsbury Group - within this brief but brilliant age. And incorporates new topics including sessions on Empire, sculpture, department stores, music, eminent public figures and women, and the forces leading up to WW1.

10.30-13.00

8 weeks, Wednesdays, 14 January – 11 March 2015
(Half term: 18 February)

£295, £250 concessions

Course Leader: Dr Justine Hopkins, freelance lecturer and writer.

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