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14 March 2019RUSSIA LOOKS AT ITSELF: History through the ages.
14 February 2019SAME OLD, SAME NEW - ART COMPARISON
10 January 2019THE TREASURES OF FAR CATHAY
08 November 2018GETTING UNDER THEIR SKINS - Finding character & story in Renaissance Art
11 October 2018TURNER VERSUS CONSTABLE - The great British Paint-off
13 September 2018THE CAMDEN TOWN PAINTERS
14 June 2018FOOD AND ART THROUGH THE AGES
10 May 2018CHILDREN AS ARTISTS
12 April 2018HOW DO THEY MAKE THAT NOISE? The Opera Singer Phenomenon
08 March 2018THE ART AND CULTURE OF FIN-de-SIECLE VIENNA
08 February 2018THE ART OF APOLOGY & ATONEMENT: How Germany commemorates WW2 in memorials and counter-memorials
11 January 2018FABER & FABER - 90 years of excellence in cover design
09 November 2017CARDIFF CASTLE - In depth, height and behind the closed doors! 7.00pm
12 October 2017THE GLASGOW BOYS 7.00pm
14 September 2017GILES - The life and works of a great cartoonist 7.00pm
08 June 2017THE BOY WHO BIT PICASSO 7.00pm
11 May 2017THE HORSE AND HORSEMAN from George Stubbs (1724 - 1806) to Mark Wallinger (born 1959) 7.00pm
13 April 2017THE TREASURES OF THE WALLACE COLLECTION 7.00pm
09 March 2017IINSPIRED BY STONEHENGE 7.00pm
09 February 2017FOREIGNERS IN LONDON 1526 - 1677 : Artists who altered the course of British Art 7.00pm
12 January 2017HIDDEN CANVASSES - Street Art and the City 7.00pm
10 November 2016FABERGE The Life and work of the World's Greatest Goldsmith 7.00pm
13 October 2016THE HISTORY OF MAGIC through Art and Pictures 7.00pm
08 September 2016The Joys of Impressionism INAUGURAL LECTURE 7.00pm
16 May 2016Great Tarts in Art ? High Culture and the Oldest Profession - a free taster lecture

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RUSSIA LOOKS AT ITSELF: History through the ages. Sir Tony Brenton Thursday 14 March 2019

Sir Tony Brenton is a distinguished British diplomat and commentator on public affairs issues. He served for over thirty years with the British Foreign Service, including postings in the Middle East, the European Union, Washington DC, and Russia. He was in charge of the British Embassy in Washington through the Iraq War, and was British Ambassador to Russia through a particularly tense time in UK/Russia relations. He has been a lead UK negotiator on such problems as global climate change and international energy and human rights issues. He has written a well-received book, The Greening of Machiavelli, on international environmental politics. On retirement from the Foreign Service he has settled in Cambridge, where he is a Fellow of Wolfson College and a Senior Fellow at the International studies Department. His book Historically Inevitable? on the Russian revolution was published in June 2016. He is also a regular commentator on international affairs on the BBC and in the press.