Our lecture on December 7th. was given by Dr. Claire Walsh entitled ‘The Christmas Tree’
Dr. Walsh began her lecture by reminding us that the tree has always had importance with its natural significance though meanings have changed over the years. Many religions and cultures have a tree central to it.
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Frank Woodgate led a fascinating Study day entitled ‘Understanding Modern Art ‘. His relaxed and knowledgeable style made it easy to follow and stay focussed. In his introduction he made it clear that his aim for the day was that we would better understand art but not necessarily like it any more. However I think that many of us having understood it more, were able to appreciate what the artists were endeavouring to achieve and gain greater pleasure from these works of art.
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