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DIRT, DUST & DISCOVERY - Charlotte Nattey

Monday 15 June, 2020

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From a shaky start in the new penal colony, the discovery of gold in Australia in the 19th Century led to great prosperity, wealth and, of course, population growth. The distinct and often unique jewellery that was created from our Australian goldfields is a fascinating part of our history. It is now highly sought after both here and overseas. Were the streets of Kalgoorlie really paved in gold?

PHRASES & SAYINGS The Etymology of the City of London - Alan Read

Monday 18 May

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The English language is rich in idioms, phrases and sayings which are part of every-day speech, yet seldom do we consider the origin of their meanings. This is an exploration of historical etymology, most often traceable to the City of London. Even if you have to ‘rob Peter to pay Paul’ and it’s ‘raining cats and dogs’ on Monday night, you’d be ‘barking mad’ to miss this lecture!

A Tale of Two Barbaras - Catherine Wallace

Monday 9 March, 2020

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In this lecture we look at the work of two fe-male sculptors who lived in Cornwall, UK for most of their lives. Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975) became a leading light in the modernist movement in British art. Barbara Tribe (1913 – 2000) came from Australia and was a talent-ed sculptor. She returned to Australia on many occasions in later life. We take a fascinating in depth look at the similarities and differences in the work of these two pioneering female artists of the 20th Century.


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