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06 March 2019Zaha Hadid. Architectural Superstar.
06 February 2019Leonardo's Portraits & Madonnas
05 December 2018The Punch and Judy Show: A Subversive Symbol from Commedia Dell’Arte to the Present Day
07 November 2018Basingstoke and its Contribution to World Culture
03 October 2018The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale
05 September 2018The Mona Lisa Mystery: the mystic surrounding the theft of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece in 1911. AT WEST DEAN COLLEGE - MEMBERS ONLY!
04 July 2018Great Lengths: the art and architecture of historic swimming pools and lidos.
06 June 2018The Hitler Emigrés: Their impact on British cultural and artistic life
02 May 2018The Scoliotic Knight: Reconstructing the real Richard III.
04 April 2018Eric Ravilious and the Lure of the Everyday
07 March 2018Art and Culture of fin-de-siècle Vienna
07 February 2018The Golden Age of Spanish Painting (1560 – 1660).
06 December 2017The Depiction of the Nativity in Art from Giotto to Stanley Spencer. Clare Ford-Wille
01 November 2017Theatrical Personalities of the 20th Century: Evans, Gielgud, Richardson, Olivier and Ashcroft
04 October 2017The Power of Jewellery: adornment and ritual from prehistory to the present
06 September 2017Armenian Culture and Monuments
05 July 2017The Glories of English Watercolours
07 June 2017The Elizabethan Country House: its architecture and contents
03 May 2017Landscape into Art: Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Long and David Nash
05 April 2017Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

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Zaha Hadid. Architectural Superstar. Colin Davies Wednesday 06 March 2019

Dame Zaha Hadid died on March 31st 2016 at the age of 65. Architectural historians of the future will surely recognise her as one of the most important architects of the early 21st century. She was born in Iraq and her reputation was global, but she made Britain her home. This lecture tells the story of her career from the visionary projects of the 1980s, through the years of frustration when her designs were considered unbuildable, to the prolific crop of successful projects built all over the world in the last decade of her life.