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Upcoming webinar series with MRT lecturers

last updated on 24/05/21

 

 


Operas and Places – five online talks by Simon Rees

5 October–2 November 2021


1. Carmen in Seville (5th October)

2. Tosca in Rome (12th October)

3. Madama Butterfly in Nagasaki (19th October)

4. Die Meistersinger in Nuremburg (26th October)

5. La Bohème in Paris (2nd November)

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The Raj Revisited: Perceptions and Perspectives – five online talks by Raaja Bhasin

31 August–28 September 2021


1. The Raj – from Trade to Empire (31st August)

2. Pride, Prejudice and Frivolity – social life during the Raj (7th September)

3. Capitals of the Plains: Kolkata (Calcutta) and New Delhi (14th September)

4. India – Freedom, Partition and Modernity (21st September)

5. Shimla (Simla) – 'Summer Capital' and the Grandest Outpost of Empire (28th September)

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Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Emperor, engraving c. 1880.


Six Rulers, Six Palaces – six online talks by medievalist Hugh Doherty

22 July–26 August 2021


1. Constantine in Trier (22nd July)

2. Justinian in Constantinople (29th July)

3. Eadwine in Yeavering (5th August)

4. Charlemagne in Aachen (12th August)

5. ‘Abd al-Rahman in Madīnat al-Zahrā (19th August)

6. Roger II in Palermo (26th August)

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J. S. Bach’s Choral Masterpieces – five online talks by Richard Wigmore

20 July–17 August 2021


1. The Magnificat, a Marian celebration (20th July)

2. The St John Passion – challenging Leipzig tradition (27th July)

3. The St Matthew Passion – monumentality and spiritual profundity (3rd August)

4. The Christmas Oratorio – blurring secular and sacred (10th August)

5. The B minor Mass – Bach’s choral testament (17th August)

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The National Gallery, steel engraving c. 1840.


Building London – three online talks by Martin Randall

5 July–6 September 2021


1. The Red Revolution: how Victorian London changed colour (5th July)

2. Building the National Gallery: constraints, complaints and consolations (2nd August)

3. Terraces, Squares & Fake Palaces: London’s contribution to urban design (6th September)

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The Operas of Mozart – five online talks by Ian Page

16 June–21 July 2021


1. Nature plus Nurture: an operatic childhood (16th June)

2. Towards Idomeneo: the apotheosis of ‘opera seria’ (23rd June)

3. A Marriage Made in Heaven: text and subtext in The Marriage of Figaro (30th June)

(Please note that there is no talk on 7th July.)

4. Schools for Lovers: The Da Ponte Legacy (14th July)

5. Clemency and the Pursuit of ‘True Opera’ (21st July)

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Renaissance Masterpieces, Further Mysteries – six online talks by Dr Michael Douglas-Scott

8 June–13 July 2021


1. Jan Van Eyck’s ‘Arnolfini double portrait’: marriage and the celebration of prosperity (8th June)

2. Donato Bramante’s ‘Tempietto’: Roman renewal and the memorialisation of St. Peter (15th June)

3. Giorgione’s ‘Three Philosophers’: the mysteries of nature explored (22nd June)

4. Albrecht Dürer’s ‘Melencolia I’: allegory of the artist as genius (29th June)

5. Donatello’s bronze ‘David’: Biblical hero as pagan idol (6th July)

6. Hans Holbein’s ‘Two Ambassadors’: confidential mission to the court of Henry VIII (13th July)

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The Silk Road: faiths, fortunes and empires – six online talks by Dr Peter Webb

17 May–2 June 2021


New subscribers have until 28th July to watch all episodes.

1. Dayakhatyn Caravanserai (Turkmenistan): What was the Silk Road? (17th May)

2. Termez (Uzbekistan): Buddhism, Islam and Religious Exchange (19th May)

3. Turfan (China): The Uyghurs before Xinjiang (24th May)

4. Bukhara (Uzbekistan): Cash and Vikings on the Silk Road (26th May)

5. Khotan (China): The backstory to Mongol Success (31st May)

6. Khiva (Uzbekistan): The Slave Trade and first European glimpses of the Silk Road (2nd June)

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Valkyries, engraving 1883 by A. Becker.


Wagner’s Ring – five online talks by Barry Millington

4 May–1 June 2021


New subscribers have until 27th July to watch all episodes.

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)

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Aspects of Art – eight online talks by eight authoritative speakers

29 April–17 June 2021


New subscribers have until 12th August to watch all episodes

1. ‘This Mental Picture’: expression in art by Desmond Shawe-Taylor (29th April)

2. Washington Crossing the Delaware: Whose painting? Whose history? by Mary Lynn Riley (6th May)

3. The Wallace Collection: past, present and a fragile future by Dr Xavier Bray (13th May)

4. John Singer Sargent: ‘the portrait of the year’ by Patrick Bade (20th May)

5. La Linea Italiana: Italian design excellence, 1945–65 by Dr Philippa Joseph (27th May)

6. Michelangelo v Leonardo: Florence circa 1504 by Per Rumberg (3rd June)

7. The Colour of Cities: a hidden history of taste by Patrick Baty (10th June)

8. Picasso’s Guernica: Anti-War Icon of the 20th Century by Gijs van Hensbergen (17th June)

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Frequently asked questions

What methods of payment do you accept?

An electronic invoice will be sent to your e-mail address 1–3 working days 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).

Can I purchase a single episode?

No, unfortunately not. The series must be purchased in full.

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?

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)? 

A recording will be uploaded to a dedicated webpage approximately two hours after the live broadcast. For copyright reasons, these recordings cannot be made available indefinitely; access is granted for eight weeks after the final live broadcast of the series.


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