Although it is an infrequent occupation, I greatly enjoy giving illustrated lectures, in the form of PowerPoint presentations, to an assortment of audiences.
Previous lecture venues have included the University of Manchester, the University of Huddersfield, Halifax Antiques Society, Penrith Archaeological Association and the Grosvenor Art Society, Chester.
I have an Honours degree in Geography from the
University of London, as well a Master’s degree in Art History and Archaeology and a Ph.D in Art History and Visual Culture from the University of Manchester, so the range of topics I am both prepared and qualified to tackle is quite wide.
My particular areas of expertise are the life and works of the Victorian artist, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) and the archaeology, history and influence of the fascinating, ancient Roman city of Pompeii.
Other lecture topics have included the development and influence of the cult of the Egyptian goddess, Isis; painted skies and how they relate to reality; and an illustrated exposition of how, throughout art history, the competent artist has skilfully directed the eye of the viewer.
If you are interested in arranging a future lecture, please feel free to contact me at any time.