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No 6174

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Vol cxl No 15

pp. 457–484

Events, courses, etc.

Fitzwilliam Museum: Events


Ends 10 January

Lumière: Lithographs by Odilon Redon

Ends 24 January

Recent acquisitions of drawings and prints

Ends 30 January

Sculpture Promenade 2009

Ends 31 January

A lifetime of connoisseurship: Graham Pollard and the study of the medal

Ends 21 March

Matthew Boulton and the Industrial Revolution

Ends 5 April

Sargent, Sickert, and Spencer


9 February – 9 May

Clouds and myths: monotypes by Lino Mannocci

9 February – 9 May

The Angel and the Virgin: a brief history of the Annunciation

23 February – 30 May

Netsuke: Japanese art in miniature

Opens 23 March

Sculpture Promenade 2010

27 April – 8 July

Maggi Hambling: The wave

Lunchtime talks

Free lunchtime talks take place at 1.15 p.m. in the Seminar Room (Room 35), unless otherwise stated.

Thursday, 28 January

Sargent, the modernist (Mellon Gallery)

Richard Ormond, Director of the Sargent catalogue raisonné project

Tuesday, 2 February

How we rebuilt Greece and Rome

Lucilla Burn, Keeper of Antiquities and Kate Cooper, Research Associate, Department of Antiquities

Wednesday, 3 February

How we conserved Greece and Rome

Julie Dawson, Senior Assistant Keeper, Conservation and Christina Rozeik, Research Associate, Department of Antiquities

Wednesday, 10 February

Lino Mannocci talks about his work in the exhibition Clouds and Myths

Wednesday, 24 February

Swimming from China to the Islamic world: fish designs on medieval pottery

Rebecca Bridgman, Research Assistant for Islamic Pottery

Thursday, 25 February

A line ‘pregnant with meaning’: Sickert and figure drawing (Mellon Gallery)

Anna Greutzner Robins, Reader, Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of Reading

Wednesday, 3 March

Netsuke: history and development through three centuries

David Louis Brown, Private Collector of Netsuke

Thursday, 4 March

‘Gross material facts’: materials and techniques in the drawings of Sargent, Sickert, and Spencer (Mellon Gallery)

Bryan Clarke and Richard Farleigh, Paper Conservators, Fitzwilliam Museum and Jane Munro, Exhibition Curator

Wednesday, 10 March

Ancient Egyptian portraiture

Sally-Ann Ashton, Senior Assistant Keeper, Antiquities

Thursday, 11 March

Stanley Spencer: ‘a fateful strangeness’ (Mellon Gallery)

Duncan Robinson, Master, Magdalene College

Thursday, 11 March (1.15–2.15 p.m.)

Meditations and reveries: the genius of the human hand

Richard Jacobs, author of ‘Searching for Beauty: Letters from a Collector to a Studio Potter’

Tuesday, 16 March

Mercury blue – a pigment and the power of the planets

Spike Bucklow, Research Scientist, Hamilton Kerr Institute for Paintings

Thursday, 1 April

Same? – Difference? Common concerns and diverging paths in the work of Sargent, Sickert, and Spencer (Mellon Gallery)

Jane Munro, Exhibition Curator

The following lunchtime talks will take place on Thursdays, from 1.15 to 2 p.m., in Room 35:

The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust 1990–2010: a special series of public lectures marking the NMCT’s 20th anniversary.

14 January

Committed to Classicism’: William Wilkins’ drawings for Downing College

Kate Thompson, Downing College

28 January

The Book of the Dead of Ramose: an Egyptian masterpiece revealed

Helen Strudwick, Exhibitions Officer

4 February

Conserving Thomas Hardy’s Jude the Obscure

Svetlana Taylor, Research Associate, Manuscripts and Printed Books

18 February

The Autograph Letter Collection of Chauncy Hare Townshend (1798–1868)

David Wright, Wisbech and Fenland Museum

4 March

The conservation and display of architectural drawings from Wimpole Hall

Christopher Calnan and Anna Forrest, The National Trust

18 March

A Canon law manuscript and its meanings

Scott Mandelbrote and Joerg Peltzer, Peterhouse

Adult courses and workshops

For further information and booking, telephone 01223 332904 or email

Sunday, 14 February (1 p.m.–4 p.m.)

Printmaking: Printmaking session with artists from the Curwen Press inspired by the Lino Mannocci exhibition Clouds and Myths. £20 (£18 concessions)

Friday, 19 March (11.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.)

East meets West: Workshop led by leading traditional Chinese painter Chen Hong, known as ‘The Fish King’ for his paintings of carp, and botanical illustrator Georita Harriott. Experiment with their techniques and find out more about the symbolism of Chinese painting. Free but booking essential.

Please visit the Museum website ( for details of all other events.


Promenade Concerts take place on Sundays at 1.15 p.m. in Gallery 3. Admission is free.

17 January

Paul Ryder – horn, Andrew Lawrie – violin, Alex Reid – piano

Berkeley, Brahms

24 January

Stuart Davies – piano

All Chopin programme

31 January

Velma Guyer – soprano, Wendy Hiscocks – piano

Debussy, Hiscocks, Elaine Hugh-Jones

7 February

Cambridge University Opera Society

Scenes from Debussy’s Pelleas et Melisande

14 February

Helen Roche – violin, James Drinkwater – piano

Elgar, Mozart, Oliver Rudland

21 February

Cambridge University Chinese Orchestra

Traditional Chinese music

28 February

Edward Furse – cello, Craig White – piano

Prokofiev, Webern

7 March

Adella Coren Boksenberg – piano, Helen Medlock – violin, Bryony Lang – violin, Andrew Ware – viola, Jonathan Fistein – cello

Mozart, Suk

The following musical events will also take place during the Lent term: The Founder’s musical world: the musical associations and interests of Richard, 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion. Introduced harpsichord recitals by Dr Gerald Gifford, Honorary Keeper of Music:

Friday, 29 January, 1.15–2 p.m., Gallery 3 (free)

Lord Fitzwilliam as Composer of Music. The impact of John Keeble’s teaching and the influence of Handel’s music as revealed in the Founder’s own keyboard compositions.

Friday, 26 February, 1.15–2 p.m., Gallery 3 (free)

Lord Fitzwilliam as Performer of Music. His harpsichord studies with Jacques Duphly in Paris: repertoire acquired, and some technical and performance issues encountered.

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, is open Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For further information, telephone 01223 332900, email, or see the website:

Kettle’s Yard: Events


Kettle’s Yard is launching a new series of exhibitions called Modern Times. People creatively involved in the 20th and 21st centuries are asked to trace their own paths through the art of our times. For the first exhibition, Modern Times: responding to chaos, film-maker, painter, and curator Lutz Becker focuses on drawing and film, the oldest and most fundamental medium and one of the most modern. This exhibition will open on 16 January 2010 and will run until 14 March 2010. More information on the exhibition is available at

The second exhibition in the series is being curated by sculptor Phyllida Barlow who will explore whether a sculptural language has survived the 20th century. The exhibition will be shown at Kettle’s Yard and in Bexhill in 2011.

For more information on exhibitions and the events programme at Kettle’s Yard, please visit the website at The Gallery is open, free of charge, on Tuesdays to Sundays and on Bank Holiday Mondays, from 11.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kettle’s Yard Music

The first Sunday Coffee Concert in the Kettle’s Yard 2010 New Music Series will be performed by Kazakh violinist Aisha Orazbayeva on 31 January. The Sunday Coffee Concerts all begin at 12 noon, with coffee served in the exhibition gallery from 11.30 a.m., where audiences have the chance to see the latest exhibition. Tickets are £6 (£4 concessions) and are available from Kettle’s Yard on 01223 748100 or online at

Alongside the Sunday Coffee Concerts are a series of free New Music Mornings performed by regional new music groups. Also from 19–21 February, Modern Times: Connecting Composers: a weekend of concerts, talk and film will take place, to complement the current exhibition Modern Times: responding to chaos. More details can be found at

The full New Music Series programme is available at Online booking is available on the website, or by telephoning 01223 748100.

Announcement of lectures, seminars, etc.

The following lectures, seminars, etc. will be open to members of the University and others who are interested:

Inaugural Lecture. Professor Judith Lieu, Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity, will deliver her inaugural lecture entitled Conflict and convergence: interpreting Christian origins, on 26 January, at 5 p.m., in the Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, West Road, to be followed by a reception. All are welcome.

Divinity. Professor David Novak of the University of Toronto will deliver the 2010 Yerushah Lecture with the title Was Spinoza the first Zionist?, on Wednesday, 17 February 2010, at 5 p.m., in the Faculty of Divinity, West Road. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Gender Studies. The following events will be hosted by the Centre for Gender Studies. All are welcome.

Friday, 15 January, 1–2 p.m., Upper Hall, Jesus College

In conversation with Dr Celia Roberts, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, author of Messengers of Sex

Monday, 18 January, 12.30–1.30 p.m., Room 101, Sir William Hardy Building, Downing Site

Multi-disciplinary Gender Research Seminar: Psychoanalysis: some thoughts on gender and ‘the sibling trauma’, by Professor Juliet Mitchell, Emeritus Professor of Psychoanalysis and Gender Studies, University of Cambridge

Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit. Research seminars will take place on Tuesdays, from 4.30 to 6 p.m., in the Seminar Room, the Mond Building, Free School Lane, unless otherwise stated. For further information please email, telephone 01223 334690, or visit

19 JanuaryCarrying Chairman Mao to the summit of Mt Everest: Chinese mountaineering in Tibet and the performance of a national epic, by Maria-Luisa Nodari, MIASU (n.b. this talk starts at 4 p.m.)

2 FebruaryTibet: changes in land use and climatic consequences, by Professor Hans Graf, Department of Geography

16 FebruaryHostages of memory. The traumatic experience and compensation discourse of Transbaikalian Gurans in Russia and China, by Ivan Peshkov, Poznan University

2 MarchMongolian emanations of Vajrapani (Ochirvaany) and their roles in the lives of the Mongols, by Vesna Wallace, University of Oxford

Social Anthropology. Senior Research Seminars on the topic of Sociality take place on Fridays, at 4.15 p.m., in the Seminar Room, Department of Social Anthopology, Free School Lane, unless otherwise stated. Please telephone 01223 334599 for more information.

15 JanuaryRetracing the imperial modern: the Carceral Archipelago of empire, by Professor Ann Stoler, the New School, New York (n.b. this Seminar will take place in Mill Lane Lecture Room 9, from 5.30 to 7 p.m.)

22 JanuaryLiving on the horizon of the everlasting present: the function of the plan and the experience of time in urban Malaysia, by Dr Richard Baxstrom, University of Edinburgh

29 JanuaryRivers Lecture (see below)

5 FebruaryShrine stones, Kakamora stones, and the lost continent of Mu: ontological transformations in Solomon Islands, by Dr Michael W. Scott, London School of Economics and Political Science

12 FebruaryProfessor Nigel Thrift, University of Warwick (title to be confirmed)

19 FebruaryWitness statements and credibility assessments in the British asylum courts, by Professor Anthony Good, University of Edinburgh

26 FebruaryTo be confirmed

5 MarchProfessor Kirsten Hastrup, University of Copenhagen (title to be confirmed)

Rivers Lecture. The Rivers Lecture, entitled On Gabriel Tarde’s idea of society as possession, will be given on Friday, 29 January, by Professor Bruno Latour (Sciences Po, Paris), in Mill Lane Lecture Room 3, at 5 p.m. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Beves Room at King’s College (open invitation, no RSVP required).