Bold Type indicates we believe to have an up-to-date postal address.* Asterisk indicates a son or daughter has also been on the Course.
Caroline Aiello, Phoebe Allpress, Toby Astor, Camilla Bennett, Lucinda Bennetts, Harriet Bethell-Jones, Georgina Boord, Antonia Bowen-Jones, Katherine Brinson, Isabel Burton, Isabella AG Calthorpe, Charlotte Capper, Rose Chadwyck-Healey, Kate Cherniavsky, Celia Coke-Steel, Anne Cornell, Mark David, Iona Douglas-Home, Eleanor Everdell, Annabel Fallon, Andrew Fletcher, Emmie Garfield, Clare Garnett, Emily Gerson, Phoebe Gibson-Watt, Peter Goss, Emily Green, Louise Heskett, Antonia Hill, Catherine Hulbert-Powell, Anna Irwin, Catherine Isaacs, Lily Jenks, Richard Keen, Zoe Karafylakis, Jennifer Keister, Philippa Kendrick, Zoe Lasden-Lyman, Deborah Lewis, Jill Lloyd, Peter Lockley, Sian Luyken, Octavia MacKenzie, Charles MacPherson, Forbes Mavros, Shelby Meyerhoff, Victoria Moat, Alexander Morrison-Atwater, Rachel Noar, Lauren Patman, Lisa Perkins, Emily Reed, Timoth Rigby, Jennie Ripps, Daniel Ross, Thomas Roundell, Emily Salz, Mark Sanderson, Jessica Sharkey, Zara Simmonds, Victoria Spence, Charles Weed, Helen Wilby, Louise Wilkinson, Hannah Williams.
Record of Past Programme
The Pre-University Interim Course
January 25 – March 25
Director: John Hall
Venice. Hotel Messner
Florence. Hotel Maxim
Rome. Pensione Lydia Venier
Lectures: The Dante Alighieri Society (Arsenale)
Lecturers and Syllabus
John Allison B.Mus. Ph.D. Co-editor of Opera Magazine. Music critic for The Times. Author of Edward Elgar: Sacred Music and The Mitchell Beazley Pocket Companion to Opera
Rossini: crossing the boundaries; Verdi: operatic giant; Puccini and his world; Wagner and his ‘total art world’; the 20th century opera as a modern art form; Venice in music.
Chantal Brotherton-Radcliffe M.A. Edinburgh, Ph.D. Warburg Institute, teaches for Sotheby’s Works of Art Course, specialising in Venetian Painting
How to look at a painting
David Blayney Brown Ph.D. Currently Curator of the Turner Collection at the Tate Gallery. Formerly Curator of the Print Room of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. He has written extensively on British 18th and early 19th century painting, especially the art of the Romantic period
Italy: life and landscape in British art
Louisa Buck M.A. Cambridge, M.A. Courtauld Institute. Journalist, broadcaster and art critic. Reviewer for Radio 4’s Kaleidoscope. Author of Moving Targets: A Users Guide to British Art Now published by Tate Gallery Publications
Abstract art: the birth of Modernism; Dada and Surrealism: order out of anarchy; pop art and pop culture: consumerism celebrated; modern art in Venice: the artistic life and loves of Peggy Guggenheim and the role of the Venice Biennale; art now: pushing back the boundaries.
Malcolm Crowthers M.Mus. (Lon.) Freelance photographer and journalist. Formerly music critic The Daily Telegraph. Specialises in photographing musicians for CD covers and buildings. Illustrated books on Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Yehudi Menuhin. Several exhibitions of his work have been held in London. Currently writing book of conversations with the composer John Tavener to be published (Faber & Faber) 1997
An introduction to photography classes – in Venice
Gregory Dowling M.A. (Oxon.) Teaches at the University of Venice, has written thrillers set in Italy and England, translator
English writers in Italy
Jane Glover M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon.) Conductor, broadcaster and writer
The prodigy; declaration of independence; the final curtain; Mozart in context.
Philip Gumuchdjian Associate Director at Richard Rogers Partnership, architects responsible for the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Lloyds Building, London and the new Millennium project at Greenwich
Charles Hope M.A., D.Phil. Senior lecturer in Renaissance Studies, Warburg Institute, London University. Formerly Slade Professor of Fine Art, Oxford University. An organiser of the ‘Genius of Venice’ exhibition at the Royal Academy, author of Titian and other publications
Renaissance art and history; Renaissance art and criticism
The altarpiece; religious narratives; history, ancient and modern; mythology and allegory; Veronese and secular decoration in Venice.
Deborah Howard M.A Cambridge, Ph.D. Courtauld Institute, FSA, FSA Scot., Hon FRIAS. Reader in Architectural History and Fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge. Commissioner of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Author of Jacopo Sansovino: architecture and patronage in Renaissance Venice and The Architectural History of Venice
Venice’s amphibious townscape; Venice and the East; Ruskin’s Venice; Piazza S. Marco as a theatrical space; the plague and its impact on the city.
Geoffrey Humphries Portrait-figure artist, has lived in Venice for 30 years and exhibited throughout Europe
Life drawing classes and portraiture classes
Dick Kingzett Director of Agnew’s, art dealers, joined Christie’s 1947; joined Agnew’s 1950; became partner 1955. Author of Catalogue Raisonne on Samuel Scott for the Walpole Society. Advisor for the National Heritage Lottery Fund
50 years in the art trade
Peter Lauritzen M.A. Resident in Venice since 1967, author of Palaces of Venice, Venice: 1,000 years of Culture and Civilization, The Islands and Lagoons of Venice and UNESCO report: Venice Restored, editor at large of Architectural Digest
Venetian History (1); (2). Restoration in Venice Venetian palaces Palladio
Visit to San Giorgio Maggiore and Palladian villas in the Veneto, Villa Cornaro, Villa Emo at Fanzolo, Villa Barbaro at Maser.
Christopher Lloyd M.A., B.Litt. Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures
The art collection of Charles1
Edward Lucie-Smith M.A., FRSL, poet, art critic, author of many books including Movements in Art Since 1945, Art Today, Lives of the Great 20th Century Artists, Visual arts of the 20th Century, currently working on Adam – on the male nude and Zoo – a collection of animal images
Movements in modern art
Classical modern styles; the nature of abstract art; realism in the 20th century; pop art and pop culture; art today – the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Lord McAlpine Active in the worlds of commerce, the arts and wildlife. Treasurer of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990 and Deputy Chairman 1979 to 1983. He is a regular columnist for The European, World Interiors, Building Magazine and many national papers in Britain. Has published numerous books, including Journal of a Collector (Pavilion Books) 1993
Richard MacKenney Ph.D. Reader in History, Edinburgh University. Author of Tradesmen and traders: the world of the guilds in Venice and Europe 1250-1650 (1987) and Sixteenth Century Europe (1993)
The Italian contribution to the civilisation of the West
David Newbold M.A. (Oxon.), M.A. (Reading) Linguistics, teaches English at University of Verona, author of English language teaching materials, education broadcaster, journalist, correspondent in Italy for The Times Educational Supplement
Italian schools and universities
Paula Nuttall Ph.D. Courtauld Institute. Course tutor for Medieval and Renaissance Year Course, Victoria and Albert Museum. Also lectures for Birkbeck College and Courtauld Summer School. Has published several studies on the influence of early Netherlandish painting in Italy
The classical language of architecture
How to look at a painting
Nicholas Penny Ph.D. Clore Curator of Renaissance Art, National Gallery. Formerly Slade Professor of Fine Art, Oxford and Keeper of Department of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Books include Raphael (with Roger Jones), Taste and the Antique (with Francis Haskell). Responsible for organising exhibitions and catalogues of numerous artists, including Reynolds
How the National Gallery works
Raphael and his influence
From Perugino to Leonardo; nature and antiquity; competing with Michelangelo; Correggio and Titian; the orders and the classical.
Peter Phillips M.A. Well-known broadcaster and conductor, Professor of Music, Royal College of Music, founder of the Tallis Scholars (Gramophone Record of the Year Award 1987), music critic The Spectator. Publisher of The Musical Times
The tradition of classical music in Europe
Chant in the Western tradition; Renaissance polyphony; Monteverdi and the Venetian revolution; the contribution of Bach and Handel; the creation of the modern orchestra.
Penny Sparke Ph.D. Senior tutor in History of Design at the Royal College of Art. Author of among other books, Italian Design 1870 to the Present. She is a regular contributor to international design magazines and frequently broadcasts on the subject
Modern Italian design
Joachim Strupp Ph.D. (St. Andrews) Lecturer in History of Art and Heritage Management at the University of Buckingham and his special field is Italian Renaissance Sculpture on which he has published several studies
Renaissance art in Venice
Bellini; Giorgione; Tullio Lombardo; Titian; Tintoretto
Nicholas True CBE, M.A. former Whitgift Research Student, Peterhouse, Cambridge in the field of Byzantine Studies. Publications on Byzantium
The origins of Byzantine style – Ravenna; the golden age of Byzantium; Byzantium and Venice; Torcello and San Marco.
Caroline Villers B.A. (Oxon.), M.A. Courtauld Institute, Diploma in Conservation, Courtauld Institute, lecturer in conservation of paintings, Courtauld Institute
Tempera – the craft of painting; oil painting and individuality; Impressionism: new materials; conservation and change (time); conservation and change (restoration).
Rosella Zorzi Professor in American Literature, University of Venice, Director, Societa Dante Alighieri, Venice
Visit to Ravenna – Sant’Apollinare in Classe; San Vitale; Tomb of Galla Placidia; Orthodox Baptistry; museums; Sant’Apollinare Nuovo
Visit to Padua – the Scrovegni Chapel – Giotto; the Erimitani – Mantegna; the Santo – Donatello; the Scuola del Santo – Titian
Francine Van Hertsen M.A. Art History (Louvre, Paris), Diploma of Institute of Painting Conservation, Florence, Art History teacher, Chief Restorer of the frescoes of S. Luigi dei Francesi, Rome
Introduction to Florence. Florentine Architecture and Sculpture; visits to Museo del Opera del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Bargello, Baptistry, Duomo, San Lorenzo (Brunelleschi), Santa Croce and Pazzi Chapel. Florentine Painting; visits to Uffizi Gallery, Santa Maria Novella, Santa Felicita, Santo Spirito, Carmini; Fra Angelico and Michelangelo; visits to San Marco and Accademia.
Visit to Gardens of Villa Gamberaia at Settignano
Nigel McGilchrist M.A. (Oxon) has lived and worked as an art historian in Rome for over sixteen years. He has taught at Rome University and has been Director of the Anglo-Italian Institute and External Consultant to the Superintendence of Fine Arts of the Italian Government during that period. He lectures for a consortium of American Universities, teaching the history of painting techniques and materials. A frequent contributor to the arts page of The Times and a regular lecturer for the San Diego Museum of Art, California
Visits to the monument to Vittorio Emmanuele, Capitole, SS.Martina e Luca, Forum Romanum, Palatine, Fora of the Emperors, Colosseum, S. Clemente, S. Pietro in Vincoli. Piazza Barbarini, Fontana del Tritone, Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo and S.Maria del Popolo (Caravaggio), Piazza Navona: Fountain of the Four Rivers (Bernini) and S. Agnes in Piazza Navona (Borromini), S. Maria della Pace, S. Luigi dei Francesi (Caravaggio).The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and SS.Vincenzo e Anastasio. St. Peter’s Basilica.
Baroque Rome: Il Gesu, S. Andrea al Quirinale, S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, S. Maria della Vittoria, S. Susanna.
Andrew Wallace-Hadrill M.A., D.Phil. Director of the British School at Rome and Professor of Classics at the University of Reading. Roman historian and archaeologist, publishing on Imperial Rome and Pompeii
The Roman Temple
Private visits to Vatican Museums including the Apollo Belvedere and Laocoon statues, the Sistine Chapel and Raphael’s Stanze.
Baroque Rome: Il Gesu, S. Ivo alla Sapienza (Borromini), S. Andrea al Quirinale (Bernini), S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane (Borromini), S. Maria della Vittoria (Bernini:Ecstasy of St. Theresa), S. Susanna (facade).
Villa D’Este and the Temple of Vesta, Tivoli.