Online ChapelTalk: Durability resembling Jasper or Porphery. Mrs Eleanor Coade & her Artificial Stone Manufactory in Lambeth, by Caroline Stanford

For fifty years Eleanor Coade (1733-1821) ran an artificial stone manufactory in Lambeth. Its decorative artificial stone wares transformed the possibilities for architecture in Britain and brought decorative sculpture within reach for almost everyone. It was used in almost every context, including for funerary memorials across the land. This talk will consider Eleanor Coade's life… Read More »Online ChapelTalk: Durability resembling Jasper or Porphery. Mrs Eleanor Coade & her Artificial Stone Manufactory in Lambeth, by Caroline Stanford

Oliver Cromwell: Understanding the Complexities of the Man: Professor Ronald Hutton

Oliver Cromwell, the only commoner ever to become supreme head of a British state, has always produced deep divisions of opinion, between those who view him as one of the greatest of Britons and those who see him as a usurper, tyrant and fanatic. This lecture is designed to show why Cromwell is such a… Read More »Oliver Cromwell: Understanding the Complexities of the Man: Professor Ronald Hutton

Dovetailing Art Installation at Farfield

Farfield Quaker Meeting House

Musical instruments have evolved over many hundreds of years, their shapes and forms developed from natural materials through a transfer of skills from luthier to luthier. The project Dovetailing is a creative response to this evolution. The rhythms, harmonies and timbres of music echo back to the natural world, and it feels as if instruments… Read More »Dovetailing Art Installation at Farfield

Catholics during the English Revolution, 1642-1660: A Reassessment of Politics, Sequestration and Loyalty: Dr Eilish Gregory

Prior to the war, Catholics were fined and prosecuted with sequestration, a penal law which forfeited the personal and real estates of landholding Catholics for recusancy, which could only be returned after the individual paid a compounding fine based on the value of the estates. The outbreak of the English Revolution in 1642 created significant… Read More »Catholics during the English Revolution, 1642-1660: A Reassessment of Politics, Sequestration and Loyalty: Dr Eilish Gregory