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Lectures Programme

The Arts Society Isle of Man arrange an annual programme of lectures. Speakers from the Isle of Man, the UK and further afield present lectures covering a wide range of subjects including decorative arts, individual artists, art movements, music, architecture and history.

Owing to Coronavirus restrictions on travel, lectures by UK based lecturers will be delivered by Zoom until the Isle of Man Government permits unrestricted travel to and from the UK. The option to attend Zoom lectures at the Manx Museum lecture hall will be kept under review.

Members who wish to bring a guest at £10 per lecture, (students free) please .

Lectures Details



8th December 2020

11.30 a.m.

Speaker: Roger Askew

Roger Askew’s entertaining and informative lecture will give us ideas of what to give a Monarch for Christmas. Yellow washing up gloves? A camel and a pelican?

Hear how William the Conqueror made sure of his claim to the English throne by being crowned in Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day 1066, and how medieval Christmases were characterised by feasting on a spectacular scale.

Talking of feasts, Coronavirus guidelines permitting, we hope to enjoy mince pies and mulled wine afterwards.

Now retired and an Arts Society accredited lecturer, Roger Askew combined a teaching career with professional singing in London, and he was Director of Music at Daniel Stewart’s and Melville College in Edinburgh.

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