Archive for July, 2008

Wallis Notebook Found in Berkshire

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

From the BBC: The chance discovery of an antique notebook could have solved a 350-year-old scientific mystery. Alexander Popham was born deaf in around 1650 but his mother, determined to communicate with her son, hired two eminent scientists, John Wallis and William Holder, to teach him to speak. Both claimed success in what became a [...]

Turmoil and Tranquility at the National Maritime Museum

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

The National Maritime Museum’s unrivalled collection of sixteenth and seventeenth century Dutch and Flemish maritime paintings is currently on display. The collection charts the emergence of the Dutch Republic as a great maritime power and the rise of the seascape as a distinct art form in the Low Countries. Between 1550 and 1700 artists from [...]

Bach Festival Starts Today at St Anne’s

Monday, July 21st, 2008

The St Anne’s Bach Festival starts today. Click here St Anne’s Bach Festival for all the details of the concerts being given this week. The Festival continues until 28 July which is Bach’s death day.

Early Modern Society AGM

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

AGM, Friday 25 July, 6.30pm, room 541, Malet St We will be electing officers and discussing events for the next academic year. Click here for the meeting’s agenda: EMS AGM Agenda.

Tate Appeal – Save the Rubens

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Rubens´ masterpiece, The Apotheosis of James I and Other Studies, has been in a private collection for over two hundred years, and is now at risk of being sold at auction and lost abroad. Together with the Art Fund, the Tate is seeking to save this unique treasure for the nation – they urgently need [...]

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