Afternoon Tea Talk
What the World is Losing: Palmyra, City of Palms
With Linda Farrar, archaeologist and lecturer
Wednesday 11 May, 2‒4pm, Lecture Theatre
Famed for its hauntingly beautiful architectural remains, the ancient city of Palmyra was an oasis and important stop on the caravan route across the Syrian desert. Linda Farrar talks about Palmyra’s tombs and archaeological remains and the powerful figure who dominated its history, Queen Zenobia.
Tickets are £9/£8 and include tea and cake. Booking is essential. Click here to book online now.
‘Not acceptable to present taste’
Pioneering collectors of Victorian decorative arts
Thursday 12 May, from 9.45am, the Taylorian Institution
A one-day symposium generously supported by Barrie and Deedee Wigmore to mark the opening of the refurbished galleries of Nineteenth Century Art at the Ashmolean Museum.
Follow this link to view the full symposium programme (PDF).
The conference is free to attend but booking is essential. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. For further details please contact Matthew Winterbottom.
T: 01865 278 289 E: email@example.com
Beside the Seaside: The Normandy Beaches of Eugène Boudin
With Juliet Heslewood, art historian
Thursday 19 May, 1‒2pm, Lecture Theatre
Eugène Boudin was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors, drawn to where the sea meets the sky and anticipating the techniques of the Impressionist era. Discover some of the works for which he became well known, including his paintings of the seaside, its ships and its fashionable visitors.
Tickets are £5/£4. Booking is essential. Click here to book online now.
Roger Moorey Memorial Lecture: Inter-city Interaction at the Dawn of Sumerian Civilisation
With Professor Roger Matthews, Reading University
Wednesday 25 May, 5.30‒6.30pm, Wolfson College
Roger Matthews looks at some of the most tantalising documents from ancient Mesopotamia that help to illuminate a crucial period in history, including the archaic City Seal impressions which date from the period 3000‒2700 BC.
Free, but booking essential. To book please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Room Talk
Portraits of Julia Margaret Cameron
With Caroline Palmer, Print Room Assistant
Thursday 26 May, 3.45‒4.45pm, Gallery 21
To mark the bi-centenary of Julia Margaret Cameron’s birth, this talk will explore the innovative photography of this remarkable woman.
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How to book for Ashmolean events
Tickets can now be booked through ‘Tickets Oxford’ at the Oxford Playhouse.
There are 3 ways to book:
1. Online www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford
2. Phone Box Office: 01865 305 305
3. In person at the Box Office Box Office at the Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford (directly opposite the Ashmolean)
Transaction fee: Tickets Oxford charge a small fee of 75p per transaction for charging events. There is no transaction fee for booking free events.
For further enquiries, please contact the Education Department on +44 (0)1865 278 015