THE UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE
20 October Beauty and Art
Liz Prettejohn, Professor of Art History, University of York
followed by the Annual General Meeting of York U3A at 11.40
What do we mean when we call a work of art 'beautiful'? Many modern artists have repudiated beauty as an aim for art. In a world of injustice, inequality, and unrest, how can we afford to spend our time contemplating beautiful works of art? This talk will argue that beauty -- far from being outmoded, irrelevant, or amoral -- is more important than ever in the world of the twenty-first century.
Liz Prettejohn is Professor of History of Art at the University of York. Her most recent books are The Modernity of Ancient Sculpture: Greek Sculpture and Modern Art from Winckelmann to Picasso (2012) and Modern Painters, Old Masters: The Art of Imitation from the Pre-Raphaelites to the First World War (2017). She has curated exhibitions on Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John William Waterhouse.
10 November The Wagoners’ WW1 Memorial at Sledmere House
Pevesner called this astonishing sculpture ‘War stories in relief of curiously homely carving’. But the carvings tell anything but homely stories of the courage, inventiveness and resourcefulness of the wagoners who joined the Yorkshire original group to help supply the needs of the soldiers and wounded in the trenches of the First World War. Dorothy will tell their stories on the day before the hundredth anniversary of the Armistice of 2018.
Dorothy Nott is a recent chair of Friends of York Art gallery and committee member of York and East Yorks Art Fund and is now a research associate in the History of Art Dept at the University of York. After a career as a solicitor she completed a Ph.D. on British military painting with Liz Prettejohn.
15 December Christmas Concert
Members of York U3A
12 January Understanding Hearing Problems in Later Life
Andrew Grace; Ears, Nose and Throat Consultant
9 February Lendal Bridge: History and Conservation
Peter Little and Ivan Martin
9 March Slavery Past and Present
Jim Walvin, retired professor, University of York
13 April The Purpose and Possible Publicity of Clinical Trials
C. Marc Taylor, Chair, UK Clinical Trials Registry
11 May The New Working Class
The Henry Mills Memorial Lecture
Claire Ainsley, Executive Director, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
8 June Memory Training: What was I saying?
13 July The Independent Traveller
August - no meeting
York U3A Saturday Meetings
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The Central Methodist Church Hall (St Saviourgate) will be open from 9.30 am. Please enter up the ramp to the right of the church itself.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are served from 9.30 am to 10.15 am
Talks start at 10.30 am and finish at approximately 11.45 am
Members are charged* £1.50 entry; members' guests £3.00
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* except the Henry Mill Memorial Lecture which is free of charge to all
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