Our 2021-2022 Special Interest Days

During Special Interest Days (Study Days) members have the opportunity to look at a subject in more depth than is possible in a lecture. The group size is often smaller which can allow for a more informal approach.

Future Special Interest Days

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SID – Swords and Sandals

Neil Faulkner

Time: tbc



The Bible, the Classical myths, and Greek and Roman history have been staples of cinema since its inception. The movies range from dire to brilliant, from vacuous celebrity culture and comic-book special effects, to deeply moving human dramas with powerful contemporary relevance.

Cinema archaeologist and ancient historian Neil Faulkner takes a critical look at films including Spartacus, Cleopatra, Clash of the Titans, Gladiator, and Troy.

Venue: Atherton Suite on The Moor, Falmouth

Organised by: The Arts Society Falmouth

Cost: tbc

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Previous Special Interest Days this year


SID - The Arts of the Romantic Period c1789-1848

Peter Medhurst

Time: 10.30 a.m. - 3.15 p.m.


This Study Day explored the backdrop to the Napoleonic Wars and appraises the paintings of Runge, Casper David Friedrich and Kersting with music by Beethoven, Von Weber, Mendelssohn and Schubert together with the concept of Deutschhiet or ‘Germaness’.

There will two morning and one afternoon lectures. The afternoon lecture will be a recital with Peter at his Steinway grand piano.

Brief Synopsis of the Day:

10.20 - Zoom Webinar Opens

10.30 to 11.30 - Session 1:

Session 1 is an introduction to the Napoleonic Wars and how the German speaking nations responded. The concept of Deutschheit or ‘Germaness’ is examined.

11.30 to 11.45 - Coffee Break

11.45 to 12.45 - Session 2:

Session 2 explores the culture of the Beidermeier world and the concentration of the Arts on the Drawing Room.

12.45 to 14.00 - Lunch Break

14.00 to 15.00 - Session 3

Session 3 is a lecture recital with Peter at his Steinway Grand Piano.

15.00 to 15.15 – Questions

15.15 - Close

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Venue: Zoom Webinar

Organised by: The Arts Society Falmouth

Cost: £12 per person