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Upcoming online talks with MRT speakers

last updated on 17/08/22



Handel in London – four online talks by Richard Wigmore

23 February–16 March 2023

Subscribers have until 11th May 2023 to watch all episodes.

1. The Saxon conquers London: 1711-1719 (23rd February 2023)

2. The Royal Academy Years, 1719-1729 (2nd March 2023)

3. A Decade of Uncertainty: the 1730s (9th March 2023)

4. The Triumph of Oratorio: the 1740s (16th March 2023)

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Operas and Places – five online talks by Simon Rees

19 January–16 February 2023

Subscribers have until 12th April 2023 to watch all episodes.

1. Un ballo in maschera in Stockholm (19th January 2023)

2. The Queen of Spades in St Petersburg (26th January 2023)

3. Death in Venice in Venice (2nd February 2023)

4. The Rake’s Progress in London (9th February 2023)

5. Rigoletto in Mantua (16th February 2023)

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A history of Romanesque in six buildings – six online talks by John McNeill

6 December 2022–17 January 2023

Subscribers have until 14th March 2023 to watch all episodes.

1. The Invention of the Romanesque Capital at Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire (6th December 2022)

2. Arches and Facades: The case of Notre-Dame-la-Grande in Poitiers (13th December 2022)

3. Audience: Santiago de Compostela and the fortunes of a Pilgrimage Church (20th December 2022)

4. Sant’Angelo in Formis and Romanesque wall painting (3rd January 2023)

5. Speyer Cathedral: Architecture for a Holy Roman Emperor (10th January 2023)

6. Glastonbury Abbey: Architecture as Legend (17th January 2023)

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The Ancient Greeks: A Short Global History – five online talks by Professor Antony Spawforth

17 November–15 December 2022

Subscribers have until 9th February 2023 to watch all episodes.

1. From caveman to democrat: Greeks and their predecessors, 7000-500 BC (17th November 2022)

2. The Classical Age (490-323 BC), its highs and lows (24th November 2022)

3. A superspreader: ancient Greek culture goes inter-continental (323-30 BC) (1st December 2022)

4. "Graeco-Romans" and six centuries of the imperium Romanum (30 BC-AD 565) (8th December 2022)

5. Byzantium, Baghdad and beyond: how we rediscovered the ancients (AD 565-2022) (15th December 2022)

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Neanderthals: the history and science of our closest hominin relations – four online talks by Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes

8–29 November 2022

Subscribers have until 24th January 2023 to watch all episodes.

1. Discovering the Neanderthals: a history and introduction (8th November 2022)

2. Worlds of possibility: exploring Neanderthal technology and subsistence (15th November 2022)

3. Minds inside: Neanderthal cognition, aesthetics and mortuary practices (22nd November 2022)

4. New Frontiers: Neanderthal and Homo sapiens interactions, and the question of extinction (29th November 2022)

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The Faces That Launched a Thousand Paintings – five online talks by Mary Lynn Riley

6 October–3 November 2022

Subscribers have until 29th December 2022 to watch all episodes.

1. Misia Godebska Sert: the seductive patroness (6th October 2022)

2. Marthe de Méligny:  the enigmatic recluse (13th October 2022)

3. Bella Rosenfeld:  the eternal bride (20th October 2022)

4. Marie-Thérèse Walter:  the clandestine passion (27th October 2022)

5. Lydia Delectorskaya:  the devoted guardian (3rd November 2022)

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Etching, 1927, by E.J. Detmold.

The History and Myth of Arabia – six online talks by Dr Peter Webb

3–19 October 2022

Subscribers have until 14th December 2022 to watch all episodes.

1. How did the Arabs become Bedouin? (3rd October 2022)

2. Ancient Arabia: Greeks, Babylonians and the Queen of Sheba (5th October 2022)

3. Arabia and Rome: Petra, Palmyra and Arabian Myth (10th October 2022)

4. Mecca before Muhammad: Religion at the Dawn of Islam (12th October 2022)

5. Islam’s Arabian Period (17th October 2022)

6. The Bedouin Return: Arabia on the edges of Islam (19th October 2022)

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An Architectural History of Modern Britain – five online talks by Steven Parissien

30 August–27 September 2022

Subscribers have until 22nd November 2022 to watch all episodes.

1. The English Country House (30th August 2022)

2. The Townhouse (6th September 2022)

3. The Railway Station (13th September 2022)

4. The Factory and the Shop (20th September 2022)

5. The Pub (27th September 2022)

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Russia’s ‘accursed questions’ – five online talks by Professor Simon Dixon

4 August–1 September 2022

Subscribers have until 27th October 2022 to watch all episodes.

1. Christianity and conquest in medieval ‘Russia’ (4th August 2022)

2. The Russians and their empire, 1552-1856 (11th August 2022)

3. Revolutionary Russia, 1856-1917 (18th August 2022)

4. A totalitarian empire? The Soviet Union 1917-1991 (25th August 2022)

5. Post-imperial Russia? The perils of decolonization since 1991 (1st September 2022)

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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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