Friday, 22 August 2014

Members’ Christmas Visit and Buffet

Our members’ Christmas visit and buffet this year will take place at the Building of Bath Collection on Thursday 11 December beginning at 7.30 pm.

The Building of Bath Collection is based in the Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, built in 1765 for Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, a prominent evangelical Methodist whom you may remember from Boyd Schlenther’s lecture in September 2013. At the time the chapel was the only significant post-medieval Gothic building in Bath.

The collection interprets the rich architectural history of Bath and the men who transformed a provincial town into a world-renowned Georgian spa. It demonstrates how classical design influenced the buildings and illustrates the construction of a house from the cellars to the roof. It includes a large detailed architectural model of the historic city centre.

Our evening at the Building of Bath Collection will begin with an introductory talk given by Dr Amy Frost, Curator of Beckford’s Tower and a popular authority on the architecture of Bath. Members will be able to view the collection and to enjoy together a festive buffet.

The association will provide wine and soft drinks, and we ask you to bring something for the finger buffet.

Do come if you can. The building and its contents, the expertise and enthusiasm of Amy Frost, and an opportunity to meet each other informally all promise an enjoyable evening. This year there is no limit on the numbers who may attend.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Bath Spa University Centre for History and Culture

Annual Lecture Series 2014-15

Holburne Museum, Bath
6.00 pm – Free – All welcome

15 October 2014             The First Sexual Revolution
                                        Prof Faramerz Dabhoiwala (Oxford)

12 November 2014         Domesticities, material culture, and the naval warship,
                                        Elin Jones (Queen Mary, University of London)

10 December 2014         Recovering an Early Eighteenth-Century Family Scandal
                                        Dr Lisa Smith (University of Saskatchewan)

14 January 2015             Being manly in England c 1760-1860: a material-cultural approach
                                        Prof Joanne Bailey (Oxford Brookes)

11 February 2015            Re-arranging the furniture: new and old in the Georgian
                                        country house
                                        Prof Jon Stobart (Northampton)

11 March 2015                Evaluating the survival of Christianity in England during
                                        the twentieth century: Narratives of belief
                                        Prof David Nash (Professor in History, Oxford Brookes

8 April 2015                     Making Space for Islam: the origins and diversity of British
                                        Muslim communities
                                        Prof Humayun Ansari (Professor of History of Islam and Culture,
                                        Royal Holloway)

13 May 2015                   British Co-Presents and the Holocaust
                                        Prof Tony Kushner (Professor of History and Director of the
                                        Parkes Institute for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations,
                                        University of Southampton) and Dr Aimee Bunting (Honorary
                                        Fellow of the Parkes Institute and teacher at Godolphin and Latymer School, London)