posted on 17/03/20
In the meantime, we are delighted to share short extracts from each of the lecturer’s talks given at our London Lecture Afternoon in November 2019. Six MRT lecturers spoke on a range of topics, from an epic Persian poem to Brunel as an architect and Shostakovich's music changing minds.
Professor of Ancient History at Cardiff University Lloyd Llewellyn Jones talks us through the epic Persian poem Shamaneh.
Steven Brindle’s talk focused on Brunel’s relatively unknown work as an architect, with examples of sketches for buildings in Bristol and London (Bristol, Paddington sketches).
Mary Lynn Riley discusses the simplicity of 17th century American portraiture.
Carolyn Perry on the archaeological evidence linking Butrint in Albania with Troy.
Anthony Peers on the British influences on Indian architecture.
Writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson shares his personal recollections of Shostakovich’s music.