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Durham University

Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

Previous Events

List of months

Monday 15 October 2018

Art, Architecture and Museums Series - Living Under a Cathedral – Durham Architecture Since 1500

5:45pm to 7:45pm, The Gala Theatre, Durham, Adrian Green

The City of Durham has been anchored around its cathedral church for over a thousand years. This talk explores the consequences of Henry VIII’s closure of Durham Priory in the 16th Century and the development of the City in the centuries since. It explains why we have the buildings that still stand today on Palace Green and around the Market Place and in the historic streets.

Adrian Green is an architectural historian at Durham University. He is the author of Building for England: John Cosin’s Architecture in Renaissance Durham and Cambridge (2016)

These events are free but booking is recommended.
03000 266600

Contact cvac@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 23 October 2018

Repeated Lecture: Art, Architecture and Museums Series - Living Under a Cathedral – Durham Architecture Since 1500

5:45pm to 7:45pm, The Gala Theatre, Durham, Adrian Green

The City of Durham has been anchored around its cathedral church for over a thousand years. This talk explores the consequences of Henry VIII’s closure of Durham Priory in the 16th Century and the development of the City in the centuries since. It explains why we have the buildings that still stand today on Palace Green and around the Market Place and in the historic streets.

Adrian Green is an architectural historian at Durham University. He is the author of Building for England: John Cosin’s Architecture in Renaissance Durham and Cambridge (2016)

These events are free but booking is recommended.
03000 266600

Contact cvac@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 29 October 2018

Art, Architecture and Museums Series - Portraits and People

5:45pm to 7:45pm, The Gala Theatre, Durham, Ludmilla Jordanova

Portraits are probably the most accessible and popular form of art. In an age of celebrity they have come into greater prominence. What can we learn from them? How should portraiture be defined? This talk outlines some of the ways in which portraits work and why they are important.

Ludmilla Jordanova works at Durham University where she is Director of the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture. She was a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery between 2001 and 2009.

These events are free but booking is recommended.
03000 266600

Contact cvac@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.