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An Exclusive Online & In-Person Talk for Members of the Ashmolean

For those attending in person, the talk is in the Headley Lecture Theatre in the Ashmolean Museum.

Doors open at 3pm, lecture to begin at 3.45pm. Drinks and nibbles will be served in the Lecture Theatre following the talk.

With Dr Elizabeth Goldring

Dr Elizabeth Goldring introduces her critically acclaimed biography of Nicholas Hilliard (c.1547-1619), whose portrait miniatures defined his age.

Hilliard’s sitters included Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots; royal favourites the earls of Essex and Leicester; and explorers Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Ralegh. Poets such as John Donne sang Hilliard’s praises, while other writers of the day hailed Hilliard as the founding father of British art.

This illustrated talk brings to life the man as well as his art.


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