A choice of viewing: public lectures on astronomy and architecture

Posted by mjs76 at Oct 22, 2010 04:22 PM |
A brace of lectures next Tuesday, 26 October, cater for audiences with different interests.

If big telescopes and big bangs are your bag, there’s a chance to hear Professor Richard Willingale from our Department of Physics and Astronomy speak on 'Great Explosions'. The violent events which formed our universe produced enormous amounts of X-rays, from which astronomers are able to learn a great deal. This is the latest in our series of Inaugural Lectures.

Or if you prefer architectural history, there’s a public lecture by Professor Jules Lubbock from the University of Essex entitled ‘War and Peace in the Room of the Nine in Siena’. Professor Lubbock will examine Ambrogio Lorenzetti's 'Allegories of Good and Bad Government' a 14th century frieze in Siena which is the earliest known painting of a complete city. This is the first in a series of weekly lectures organised by our Department of History of Art and Film.

Both lectures are free, kick off at 5.30pm on Tuesday 26 October and take place in the Ken Edwards Building. Please make sure you go to the correct lecture theatre. You want Lecture Theatre 1 for X-ray astronomy, Lecture Theatre 2 for Italian wall-paintings.