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DateLecture
12 July 2018The Rise of the Renaissance Staircase - 'Going Round in Circles'
14 June 2018The Art and Culture of fin-de-siècle Vienna
10 May 2018THE SILVER THREAD: Silver Filigree and the Traditional Arts of Kosovo
12 April 2018THE HANDS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI
08 March 2018BRISTOL'S BANKSY : STREET ART?
08 February 2018THE ART OF SEDUCTION
14 December 2017PUNCH & JUDY: a Subversive Symbol from Commedia dell'Arte to the present day
09 November 2017CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JAMES GILLRAY
12 October 2017PRINCESSES, PYJAMAS AND PALAZZI : The Golden Age of Italian "ALTA MODA"
14 September 2017PICASSO AND CUBISM
13 July 2017THE BRONZES OF IFE AND BENIN: A REVIEW OF THE ART AND SCULPTURE OF NIGERIA
08 June 2017WINDOWS ON ANOTHER WORLD: THE PAINTINGS OF JAN VAN EYCK
11 May 2017BRITISH SEASIDE PLEASURE PIERS
13 April 2017NARCISSUS and ART
09 March 2017THE DARING ART OF THOMAS DENNY
09 February 2017 RICHARD GIBSON : Miniature Portrait Painter
08 December 2016Treasures of Spanish Art from El Greco to Picasso
10 November 2016A Celebration of Christmas in Music and Painting
13 October 2016Contemporary Silver and Metalwork in Britain
08 September 2016Betty Joel, Glamour and Innovation in 1930’s interior design
14 July 2016Peter Carl Fabergé, Master Russian Goldsmith
09 June 2016Caithness Glass: Loch, Heather and Peat
12 May 2016The Medieval Guildhall and Guildhall Art Gallery
14 April 2016The Glories of English Watercolours
10 March 2016Turner: "The Sun is God"
11 February 2016Medieval Form & Colour inspiring new work at St Albans Cathedral
10 December 2015Grandfather Frost and Old “New Year”. Russian Christmas with music
12 November 2015The Romantic Spirit: The effect of the Napoleonic Wars on German culture, with music.

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The Rise of the Renaissance Staircase - 'Going Round in Circles' Dr Sarah Pearson Thursday 12 July 2018

During the Italian Renaissance the staircase as an architectural feature underwent a massive change in status, moving from a utilitarian device to be concealed out of sight, to the focal point of the building and a huge architectural statement. This lecture will explore the emergence of the spiral staircase, the notable architects, and examples from Italy and nearer home. 



Dr Pearson holds a PhD in Architectural History from Reading University and a MA in World Art Studies from the University of East Anglia. She lectured for ten years at both these universities and now works as a freelance lecturer. She has published articles and contributed to a book on the architect Francesco di Giorgio and is currently researching for a further publication.