BALL Events Archive

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The Wonders of Italian Renaissance Art in Florence, Venice & Rome, 1350-1550
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This series represents the glorious art of the Renaissance in Italy and the three Italian cities that supported the rebirth.  Art reflects the society in which it is produced, and this is certainly true of the Italian Renaissance.  Follow the path of new ideas and ways of seeing from Florence to Rome and finally to Venice, each of which in turn was the centre of artistic activity.  The series examines the role of each city and the philosophy that "man is the measure of all things".

Oct 29 2015 to Dec 3 2015
War: Its Meaning and Consequences
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Is war necessary and inevitable?  This six lecture series explores the whats, whys and hows of war, especially its many consequences and considers alternatives.

Sep 10 2015 to Oct 15 2015
Tomorrow's World - 2015
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“The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.” Paul Valery (1871-1945)

This series confronts the thought that progress, predicated on ever expanding growth, cannot be sustained. The lectures will provide examples of how, in the past, we viewed the world and its future and how we need to re-evaluate our assumptions and change direction.

Feb 26 2015 to Apr 2 2015