EASTER CONFERENCE 3rd, 4th and 5th APRIL 2018
MAIN HALL: HAMPSTEAD OLD TOWN HALL, LONDON NW3 4QP
How the World has Changed
|Tuesday 3rd April
|2.00 – 3.00||Change in Britain’s position in the world
Britain’s International Status in 1945. Seeking a new role. The allure of the Common Market. The impact of Globalisation. The Risks of Splendid Isolation. Conclusion
|3.00 – 3.20 tea|
|3.20 – 4.20||Revolutions in Western Art since 1900
Revolutionary movements from Cubism and Abstraction to Pop and Conceptual Art.
|Wednesday 4th April||10.30 – 11.30||Women in Politics
The anniversary of women’s suffrage and what it’s meant for us.
|Dame Margaret Hodge MP|
|11.50 – 12.50||The Disappearance of the European Colonial Empires
Before the First World War. The Treaty of Versailles. After the Second World War – general reasons. Asia. Middle East. Africa. The Soviet “Empire”. The British Commonwealth and the French Community
|12.50 – 2.00 Lunch|
|2.00 – 3.00||The Booming Biosciences
A speedy skitter through the Life Sciences from Biochemistry to Zoology via controversies about Health v Disease, Nature v Nurture and Populations v Politics looking at Controversies v Comprehension and Protagonists v Pioneers. How did we react to advances or were we fossils then – and now?
|3.00 – 3.20 Tea|
|3.20 – 4.20||The changing world of classical music
Fasten your seat belts for a one-hour whistle-stop tour through one thousand years of classical music – how it has changed from Gregorian Chant to Minimalism
|Thursday 5th April||10.30 – 11.30||How Theatre has Changed
Kitchen sink realism describes a British cultural movement that developed in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s in theatre, art, novels, film and television plays, whose ‘heroes’ usually could be described as angry young men. It used a style of social realism to explore social issues and political controversies
|11.30 – 11.50 Coffee|
|11.50 – 12.50||How Architecture is Changing: the Rise and Fall and Rise of High-Rise Buildings
Architecture in the light of the Grenfell disaster
|12.50 – 2.00 Lunch|
|2.00 – 3.00||The Impact of Printing
The 12th Century Revolution. Gutenberg’s Press. Caxton and his problems. Aftermath.
|3.00– 3.20 Tea|
|3.20 – 4.20||Big Science Breakthroughs
A roller-coaster ride through scientific history, from ancient times to our modern world. We’ll be looking at Astronomy, Electricity, Relativity and Quantum theory. The people responsible for breakthroughs in these fields brought about huge change in people’s lives and attitudes.
How did they do it? (Don’t worry, previous scientific knowledge is not needed)