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Talks and courses

In January 2023, Roger gave a course of four lectures for the WEA on Birds, Castles and other Symbols in Western Art

Lunchtime talks given at the National Gallery on the following paintings:  

  • Constable: The Hay Wain 
  • Turner: Dutch Boats in a Gale 
  • Murillo: The Heavenly and Earthly Trinities 
  • Wright of Derby: An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump 
  • Gallen-Kallela: Lake Keitele 

Courses given at the National Gallery 

  • “Angels and Demons” 

Courses given to the WEA 

  • “J M W Turner: the artist, his paintings and the people who influenced him”
  • “Birds, Castles and other symbols in Western Art”
  • “Water bodies and the way we treat them”
  • “Angels and Demons” 
  • “Contrasting Views of Nature” 

Talks given to various groups/societies 

  • “Angels, Putti, Fairies and Dragons” 
  • “Walking with Gosse” 
  • “Identifiable Flying Objects” 
  • “The Ten Plagues of Egypt” 

+ numerous other topics in Natural History and Art History