The Arts Society Teme Valley
Welcome to The Arts Society Teme Valley. We draw our members from across the community and are dedicated to promoting the appreciation and enjoyment of the Arts. We look at the history and contribution to our heritage of all forms of the Arts in their many guises including painting, sculpture, design, theatre, music and architecture.
We are proud of our series of well-supported lectures given by renowned experts on a wide variety of interesting subjects. They are held on the 3rd Wednesday each month from September to May in the Ludlow Assembly Rooms. See Lectures for more information. We also organize Study Days, and Visits. Other events will be advertised from time to time.
Come and join us on a Wednesday afternoon from two o’clock at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms to find out more and enjoy listening to a talk about something you had never realized was so fascinating.
To find out how to join us or become a member and find out more about us, please click on Join Us and the other tabs above. We are a member of The Arts Society and are part of The Arts Society West Mercia area.
Owing to renovation works currently being carried out by the Ludlow Assembly Rooms (LAR), from now until further notice, Lectures will take place in Oscars, NOT in the auditorium. The coffee and tea sessions after the Lectures will be held in the Studio. LAR will provide signage to enable visitors to find Oscars as the usual entrance will be closed. Should the improvement works at LAR ever preclude the use of Oscars, details of an alternative venue will be published here.
16th OCTOBER 2019
DIOCLETIAN'S PALACE AT SPLIT
The late antique emperor Diocletian saved the empire from collapse by instituting a new system of government. However, his most enduring legacy was probably his wide-ranging building schemes which included renovation work at Palmyra, Luxor, and the existing Senate House in the Roman Forum. This lecture looks at his monumental palace at Split (modern-day Croatia), including the domed mausoleum and the southern façade along the sea front. We will also consider its impact on the young architect Robert Adam, leading to him publishing illustrations of the building and subsequently to its influence on neo-classicism and 18th century architecture.
DR BELLA IMAGE
After a first degree at Cambridge, Bella spent her twenties working as a civil servant before deciding to return to further study at Oxford. She eventually completed a doctorate on the fourth century bishop, Hilary of Poitiers.
She has now been teaching and researching free-lance on Late Antiquity for over ten years, ranging from Oxford tutorials to study days for the general public. As well as covering art and architecture for the Arts Society, she has taught on a range of aspects of the period, including its theology and philosophy (from Plotinus through Augustine to Boethius) and history (from Constantine through to the Fall of Rome). She has also written or edited a number of books and articles.
Bella lives in Oxford with her husband Robin (an eighteenth-century historian) and their cocker spaniel Clemmie.
Further details of each Lecture will be shown on the Lectures page as soon as they become available
Visitors welcome, pay £8 at the door
You can read a review of some Lectures after they have been given by navigating to "Previous Lectures" on the Lectures Page. Click on the particular Lecture in which you are interested and, if it exists, the Review will be found beneath the Description of the Lecture. To read reviews of some of the Study Days or Visits, follow the same principle as above but navigate first to the relevant page ie "Study Days" or "Visits" and then proceed as above.
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