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Katie Asquith, Judith Berry, Anthony Boyd, Katharine Brew, Roger Collins, Anthony Comfort, Robert Creighton, Andrew Dalton, Charles Diver, Richard Ellis, Robert Floyd, Angela Freid, Nigel Gauk-Roger (Deceased), Edward Gieve, Frances Gillitt, Anthony Greenwood, William Horder, Peter Judd, Jonathan Kay, Brian Lett, Geoffrey March, Charles Marshall, Anthony Milton, Christopher Monier-Adams, Angus Morison, Geoffrey Parker, Nicholas Penny, Henry Peterson, Christopher Phillips, William Podmore, Rupert Rosser, Carmen du Santoy, James Stewart, Richard Williamson.
Record of Past Programme
The Contemporary Europe Pre-University Course in Venice
February 24 – April 25
Director: John Hall
Venice. Pensione alla Salute da Cici
Lecturers and Syllabus
Laurence Chase B.A. Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Kent, Canterbury
What is philosophy?
Some conceptual problems: moral, religious; men and machines; the philosophy of history; Wittgenstein and art criticism; can art criticism be objective? What is a ‘work of art’?
Paul Ginsborg B.A. Research Fellow in Risorgimento History, Queens College, Cambridge
The Austrian occupation; the revolution of 1848-9; the Austrians again; the liberation; the city in 1848; description; class structure; March days; aspects of the revolution; socialism; nationalism; international republicanism.
John Guthrie Lecturer in English, the University Institute of Language and Letters, Venice
General introduction; modern Italy; the political structure; education and culture in Italy today; Italian folk music.
John Hale M.A. Professor of History, University of Warwick
Man and nature; family and community; the state; earning a living; religion.
‘Renaissance’ and ‘Middle Ages’; education and learning; humanism; Machiavelli and Castiglione; Italy and Europe.
Ronald Harris M.A. Head of the History Department, the King’s School, Canterbury
A survey of Venetian history
Three recorded lectures.
Peter Oppenheimer M.A. Lecturer in Economics, Christ Church, Oxford
What economics is about; how much do economists know?
The allocation of resources; economic stability and growth; the balance of payments and international monetary problems; government economic policies; the 20th century economic history; Britain’s economy: performance and prospects; Britain and the EEC.
Professor Dott. Terisio Pignatti Vice-Director of the Civic Museums of Venice.
A survey of Venetian architecture and of Venetian painting
From Ravenna mosaics to San Marco; trecento and early quatrocento; quatrocento – Mantegna, Carpaccio; the Bellini; cinquecento – Giorgione, Titian, Bassano, Tintoretto; seicento and early settecento – the baroque and rococo; settecento – Tiepolo and Longhi; landscape painting in the settecento – Canaletto, Guardi; Venice in settecento viewprints; architecture in Venice today.
Nicholas Ward-Jackson B.A. (Courtauld Institute), Scholar in Medieval and Later Italian Studies, the British School at Rome
Baudelaire and Delacroix; Zola and the Impressionists; Ruskin and Turner; Pater and the Renaissance; art historical method and the Baroque; Caravaggio; Rembrandt; Rubens; Poussin.
Norman Williams M.Ed. Research Fellow in Psychology, Farmington Trust, Oxford
Scientific method and the social sciences
Statistics – use and misuse, relevance to social policy; the nature of measurement, types of measurement and scales; some important statistical concepts – measures of central tendency, of scatter, the normal distribution, probability significance and correlation; the application of measurement techniques – psychological tests, constructing tests, testing experimental hypotheses.
Theatre Production Director John Hall Teatro Ca’ Foscari. Ionesco The Bald Prima Donna; Pinter: The Lover (with Carmen du Sautoy).