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Talks and lectures in 2018

Autumn Lecture Series

Autumn Lectures 2018

The first half of our 2018 series of autumn lectures (taking place on Wednesday afternoons, 3 and 10 October) will look at the life and work of two stained glass artists working in the Arts and Crafts tradition - Henry Payne and Margaret A. Rope. These unique talks by descendants of the artists Caroline Swash (nee Payne) and Arthur Rope will bring fresh perspectives on art and biography.

The second half of the series (taking place on Wednesday evenings, 17 and 24 October) turns to the use of glass in both a functional and decorative context within modern secular contexts. Geoff Brandwood, leading expert on historic pubs, will reveal the role of glass and other decorative arts in the late-19th and early 20th century pub interior, and Dr Clare Barry will discuss the innovative use of glass in the Victorian and Edwardian seaside pier.

Tickets can be purchased for individual talks, or the series as a whole.

Individual tickets: £9 / £7.50 Friends of SGM or Ely Cathedral


The Dun Cow, SunderlandThe Golden Age of Pub Building + Beer Tasting by MileTree Brewery

Geoff Brandwood

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 7pm,

Oliver Cromwell House, Ely

The years around 1900 saw an explosion of pub-building both in terms of numbers and the sheer quality of what was put up. In this richly illustrated talk, Geoff will explore the background to this phenomenon and examine the rich variety of turn-of-the-century pubs. He will show how pubs then were very different from pubs today in terms of layout and organisation. He will also focus on the various arts of the pub interior, including decorative glass, that made them special places.

The talk will be followed by a beer tasting with Mile Tree Brewery. Bottles will be available for sale on the night (cash only).

Geoff Brandwood has for nearly two decades been a member of CAMRA's  Historic Pubs Group, which is dedicated to identifying, recording and campaigning for what remains of our historic pub heritage. He has lectured and written widely including CAMRA's Britain's Best Real Heritage Pubs and co-authored English Heritage's best-selling  Licensed to Sell: the History and Heritage of the Public House.

Glass and the Seaside PierNice pier

Dr Clare Barry

Wednesday 24 October 2018, 7pm

Ely Cathedral Education & Conference Centre

The seaside pier was one of the most exciting and innovative new building types to emerge in the nineteenth century. The use of glass in pier design has received relatively little attention, but this talk will explore its essential role in creating a space of spectacular exoticism and thrilling, subversive modernity.

Dr Clare Barry is a lecturer at the Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts, a tutor at University of East Anglia and Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts London. She gained her PhD from Middlesex University in Architectural and Cultural History.

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The Stained Glass Museum operates a cancellation policy for events bookings.

Refunds & Cancellations
For cancellations made more than 28 days in advance we offer a full refund of your ticket price.
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For cancellations made less than 14 days in advance we are unable to offer a refund, although you are welcome to transfer your event booking to someone else.

Please bear in mind that the Stained Glass Museum is a registered charity (No.1169842) and in order to operate successfully it’s important that we adhere to this policy.

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Under rare or exceptional circumstances the Museum may have to cancel events. If a cancellation is necessary, we will do our utmost to contact you by phone or email as soon as possible before the event. You will be offered a full refund. Please note The Stained Glass Museum is not liable for any costs associated with travel or accommodation. Please bear this in mind when booking travel or accommodation in advance.



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