The Stained
Glass Museum

Autumn Lecture Series 2015


Wonderful Windows and English Gothic Art

Prof. Paul Binski

Tuesday 22 September

Ely Cathedral Education & Conference Centre, Palace Green, Ely

This lecture will reveal the relationship between medieval stained glass and its architectural surroundings in English gothic architecture.

Paul Binski is Professor of the History of Medieval Art at the University of Cambridge, where he is currently Head of the Department of History Art. He has recently completed a three-year Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship devoted to a project to be published as Gothic Wonder: Art, Artifice and the Decorated Style 1290-1350, with Yale University Press, 2014.

Brangwyn’s stained glass

Dr Libby Horner

Tuesday 29 September

Ely Cathedral Education & Conference Centre, Palace Green, Ely

Frank Brangwyn was a muralist, oil painter, watercolourist, etcher, lithographe, and designer of interiors, furniture, carpets, ceramics and stained glass. At the turn of the twentieth century Brangwyn's work was revered by the European cognoscenti. He worked for art dealer Samuel Bing and American glassmaker Louis Comfort Tiffany and produced murals for four North American public buildings.

Libby Horner is a freelance curator, writer, researcher, lecturer and producer. She is widely acknowledged as the world's leading authority on Brangwyn, and in 2006 she curated the most comprehensive exhibition ever held of Frank Brangwyn’s work (Leeds, Bruges and Swansea). More recently she published a catalogue raisonee of the stained glass designed and made by Patrick Reyntiens.

Charles Eamer Kempe and his Circle

Adrian Barlow

Thursday 8 October

Ely Cathedral Education & Conference Centre, Palace Green, Ely

This lecture will focus on three aspects of the career of the stained glass designer Charles Eamer Kempe: the establishment of his Studio and his early collaboration with Frederick Leach of Cambridge; his friendship and professional association with Victorian architect George Frederick Bodley; and his legacy and the patronage of the Royal Family.

Adrian Barlow was formerly Director of Public and Professional Programmes at Madingley Hall, University of Cambridge. Adrian is President of the English Association and is currently writing a book on the life and legacy of Kempe.


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