Members Events Below are some of the trips, Study Days etc that member societies are running and that are open to other East Midlands area groups.  Please contact the groups direct. Study Day:  17 October 2018 'The World of Wolf Hall' Study Day at the Wilson Auditorium, Oakham School with Giles Ramsay Giles Ramsay is an independent theatre director and producer who specializes in creating new work with artists in developing countries.   The aim of the Study Day is to look at what came before the story of Wolf Hall and what came afterwards historically, thereby observing the transition of England from a medieval country into a post-renaissance nation.  Four sessions throughout the day will cover:                                                                                        Cromwell by Holbein The religious and political background of the late medieval period taking an arc from 1485 and the accession of Henry VIII right up to the execution of Charles I after the Civil War. Henry VIII - his upbringing, early reign, physical illnesses and final collapse.  A digression into the theology of the period looked at through the prism of developments in the change from medieval theatre to the rise of Tudor secular drama and the building of the great Elizabethan playhouses such as The Globe. The life of Thomas Cromwell himself. For details, arrangements and booking form click here Background on the TV version of the book Wolf Hall. Organised by The Arts Society Stamford Thursday, 25th October 2018 The Taj Mahal: its architecture, origins, construction, interiors and surroundings Oliver Everett The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The lecture traces the origins of its design, its site in Agra, how it was built, the craftsmen, the interiors and its surrounding buildings and gardens. UNESCO web page on Taj Mahal Background to the Taj Mahal Click here for a booking form and final details.
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