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Upcoming webinar series with MRT lecturers

posted on 11/01/20


Renaissance Masterpieces, Eternal Mysteries – eight online talks by Dr Michael Douglas-Scott

5 December 2020–2 February 2021

1. Botticelli's 'Primavera': classical allegory and Florentine humanism (1st December)

2. Michelangelo's 'Slaves': the construction of genius and the non finito (8th December)

3. Piero della Francesca's 'Flagellation': perspective and meaning at court (15th December)

4. Palladio's 'Rotunda': architectural icon or home? (5th January 2021)

5. Bellini's 'St. Francis in the Desert': God in nature and light in landscape (12th January)

6. Leonardo's 'Mona Lisa': portrait or ideal woman? (19th January)

7. Jacopo de' Barbari's View of Venice: printing and the Renaissance (26th January)

8. Raphael's 'School of Athens': a failed canon? (2nd February)

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Beethoven’s Nine, A Spiritual Journey – five online talks by Richard Wigmore

28 January–25 February 2021

1. Tradition and subversion: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 (28th January)

2. After the crisis: Symphonies Nos. 3, ‘Eroica’, and 4 (4th February)

3. A pair of opposites: Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6, ‘Pastoral’ (11th February)

4. Riding a wave of popularity: Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8 (18th February)

5. An Enlightenment Hymn: Symphony No. 9 (25th February)

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From Mycenae to Mysore: Epic Stories in Ancient Greece, India, and the Middle East – six online talks with Professor Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

9 February–16 March 2021

1. Epics in the Ancient World: Ideas of Transmission (9th February)

2. Homer: Gods and Mortals (16th February)

3. Gilgamesh: The Art of Being Human (23rd February)

4. Mahabharata: The Universe Explained (2nd March)

5. Ramayana: Gods, Heroes and Monkey Kings (9th March)

6. Shahnameh: the Persian Epic of Kings (16th March)

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Coming soon

Musings on Music – an eight-part multi-speaker webinar series

4 March–22 April 2021

1. ‘Mahler Eight: birth in Munich, death in Venice’ with Stephen Johnson (4th March)

2. ‘Backstage at the Opera’ with Simon Rees (11th March)

3. ‘Mozart's Last Year: Myths and Misconceptions’ with Richard Wigmore (18th March)

4. ‘The Healing Power of Music: hope, inspiration and kinship’ with Clare Hammond (25th March)

5. ‘Handel’ with Jonathan Keates (1st April)

6. ‘Wagner and Vienna: the Fin-de-Siècle hothouse and the Gesamtkunstwerk’ with Barry Millington (8th April)

7. ‘Josquin des Prez: what made him a ‘Master of Musicians?’ with Professor John Bryan (15th April)

8. ‘The Life of Music: performance across the centuries’ with Sir Nicholas Kenyon (22nd April)

The English Medieval Parish Church – six online talks with John McNeill

22 March–2 April 2021

1. Origins (22nd March)

2. Kilpeck (24th March)

3. Fenland Churches (26th March)

4. The Decorated Explosion (29th March)

5. Perpendicular Churches (31st March)

6. Long Melford (2nd April)

Wagner’s Ring – five online talks with Barry Millington

4 May–1 June 2021

1. Introduction: the musical and intellectual world of Wagner’s Ring (4th May)

2. Das Rheingold: The theft of the gold (11th May)

3. Die Walküre: The guilty god and his favourite daughter (18th May)

4. Siegfried: Dragon-slayer and child of nature (25th May)

5. Götterdämmerung: The fall of the gods (1st June)

Frequently asked questions

What methods of payment do you accept?

An electronic invoice will be sent to your e-mail address shortly after you have completed our registration form. Payment can be made online using AMEX, Apple Pay, Google Pay, MasterCard or Visa.

How do I purchase the webinar series as a gift?

Please contact us specifying how many subscriptions you would like and who they are for (we require their full name and e-mail address). We will invoice you directly, and after we have received your payment we will release the webinar joining instructions to your friend(s) or family member(s).

How do I join the webinar?

An e-mail confirmation will be sent to you after you have paid for your subscription, which includes your unique link for joining the webinar. Reminder e-mails will be sent to you one day and one hour before each event. We recommend that you download the Zoom software in advance of the first webinar.

Can I watch the live broadcast(s) on more than one device?

No, unfortunately not. Only one device can be connected to the live broadcast(s) at any one time. If you wish to purchase a second subscription, please contact us.

What happens if I am unable to attend the live broadcast(s)? 

An e-mail will be sent to you the following morning at c. 11am (GMT), which will include a link to the recording. Please allow an extra day for Australia and New Zealand, due to the time difference. The recording will be available for two weeks only.

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