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DateVisit
27 September 2017Oxford Union Murals & Burne-Jones tapestry in Exeter College
12 September 2017Lamport Hall, Northants
05 July 2017Kensington Palace and the Serpentine Gallery
15 May 2017Wellby Collection
11 May 2017Paul Nash and the Wittenham Clumps Walk
26 April 2017HOLIDAY to Naples
07 March 2017Surprising Nudes; Ashmolean leacture
20 February 2017The Oxford of Inspector Morse A Guided walk with Alistair Lack
07 February 2017Paul Nash Exhibition at Tate Britain
14 December 2016Christmas Lunch
10 November 2016Visit to the V&A. Review
01 November 2016Picture Frames at the Ashmolean museum. Review
29 September 2016Guided tour of the Bodleian Library. Review
14 July 2016Shipwrecks - Lecture at the Ashmolean
29 June 2016Madresfield Court & Beauchamp Community, Malvern. Review
25 May 2016Dinah Reynolds at the Ashmolean What is Porcelain – the finest of all Ceramic Wares?
13 April 2016Cookham - Stanley Spencer Gallery and John Lewis Archive
11 February 2016Painting the Modern Garden
02 December 2015Christmas lunch with the Organ Grinder
13 October 2015Windsor Castle
29 July 2015Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
24 June 2015Winchester Flower Festival
02 May 2015ADFAS HOLIDAY: Loire Valley & Monet’s Garden
03 June 2014VIKINGS: LIFE AND LEGEND, BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON
09 May 2014ADFAS HOLIDAY 2014: HIGHLIGHTS OF HOLLAND
25 February 2014Royal Albert Hall and a Kensington Museum, London
27 November 2013Australia, Royal Academy, London
26 September 2013Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life, Tate Britain, London
10 July 2013Burghley House, Lincolnshire
09 April 2013American Museum, Bath
18 December 2012Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Cracker Concert, Cadogan Hall, London

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Oxford Union Murals & Burne-Jones tapestry in Exeter College
Wednesday 27 September 2017

Wednesday 27th September 2.00 - 4.00pm

Cost: £12

Meet at the entrance to the Oxford Union, St Michael Street, Oxford

 

Alastair Lack will be our guide to the Oxford Union, a hidden gem in the centre of the city.   We shall visit the present-day Debating Chamber and the Library, the original Debating Hall, its gallery decorated with colourfully exuberant panels of murals by the undergraduate Pre-Raphaelites.  William Morris wrote later: “As for my own, I confess I should feel more comfortable if it had disappeared from the wall, as I am conscious of its being extremely ludicrous in many ways . . . Mr Burne-Jones’ is a beautiful piece of work, and admirably suits its space . . . but it would surely be a pity to destroy some of the pictures, which are really remarkable, and at the worst can do no harm there.”

In Exeter College, Burne-Jones and Morris’ own college, we shall see their famous tapestry ‘Adoration of the Magi’ and, weather permitting, visit the private Fellows’ garden with its unique elevated view over the Radcliffe Camera and surrounding buildings in Radcliffe Square.

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