More accessible talks in London’s museums and galleries!
The works of Canaletto, Turner, Monet and Leonardo da Vinci all feature in our accessible talks programme over the next few months. Other fascinating topics include the aftermath of the Thalidomide tragedy, the history of British Jews over the last century – our first-ever talk at the Jewish Museum – and the development of sports medicine as a profession in Britain.
Booking details and further information can be found on the links below.
Transforming the Thames – Monday 4 June, 1pm
Following the watery spectacle of the weekend’s Jubilee river pageant, join us to take a journey along the River Thames in art.
Sports Medicine in Britain – Tuesday 19 June, 1pm
Historian Vanessa Heggie examines the genesis and development of sports medicine as a profession in Britain, from its twentieth-century roots to state-of-the-art athlete support in 2012.
Would our Grandparents Recognise the People We Are? - Thursday 28 June, 2.30pm
This event will take a look at the earliest history of Jews in the UK; but mainly concentrating on the last century or so, it will compare the exhibits in the Museum to our own current experience and consider what that tells us about what British Jews have lost and gained.
THE ROYAL COLLECTION - A new exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist
Adult lecture: Leonardo da Vinci in the history of dissection – Wednesday 23 May, 2pm
How human dissection was seen in the time of Leonardo da Vinci. What was its place in the medical curriculum, and was it supported or condemned as a way of finding out the truths of the body?
Adult lecture: How a 15th century artist anticipated 21st century radiology – Wednesday 30 May, 2pm
Is there still anything to be learnt from Leonardo’s anatomical exploration and artistic expression? This lecture explores the value of Leonardo’s anatomical drawings as a tool for understanding the human body.
Adult lecture: Reflections on the exhibition. What we still don’t know about Leonard the anatomist - Friday 5 October, 2pm
Though the outlines of Leonardo’s anatomical work are clear, there is much that we don’t know in detail – from where he carried out his work, to the written sources that he depended upon.
Thalidomide: a human tragedy? – Thursday 24 May, 7pm-8.30pm
Marking the 50th anniversary of the withdrawal of the drug Thalidomide from the market, key figures involved in its history come together to tell their stories and answer questions.
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20th June 2013
National Theatre (The Shed), London