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Nicholas and Alexandra – Tyrants and Martyrs of Imperial Russia

March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This lecture looks at a time in Russia when war threatened to destroy the nation and the people were on the brink of the revolution ending the Romanov Dynasty.

Douglas Skeggs

Douglas Skeggs read Fine Art at Magdalene College, Cambridge and since 1980 has been a lecturer on the history and techniques of painting.  He has made several art documentaries and written and advised on many more.  An accomplished painter in his own right, three one-man exhibitions of his paintings have been held.  His biography of Monet, River of Light: Monet’s Impressions of the Seine, sold 65,000 copies, and he has also written several novels.  Over the years he has accompanied numerous tours across Europe.

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Date:
March 11
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Organizer

The Arts Society Grampian

Venue

Garthdee

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Irene Reid
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Irene Reid

Excellent lecture, as always. Very clear speaker. Interesting and informative lecture, professionally constructed, featuring illuminating visuals.

Bita Kakebeeke
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Bita Kakebeeke

A lecture about a well known event in history but very well presented. From the beginning to the end an interesting story accompanied by very nice and exploratory slides.

Janet Hardie
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Janet Hardie

Douglas Skaggs is always an excellent lecturer and it was very good to have him back. This was fascinating, informative and extremely enjoyable.

Moragh Smith
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Moragh Smith

Excellent talk- held my attention and left me wanting more- a real journey back in time.

Kate Crosby
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Kate Crosby

Very good lecture. Enormously informative and lovely slides – though nothing said about the art work which I was expecting. Having said that, whilst different to usual, that didn’t detract from the enjoyment

david coleman
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david coleman

I agree. It was an excellent lecture in so many ways: the structure was clear and the progression of the argument was easily followed and the speaker’s command of PowerPoint was admirable. However, it stimulated no questions. Was this because it was too good or because we, as lovers or fine and decorative arts have insufficient understanding of Russian history to frame questions. I go to the History Society to listen to talks on aspects of history.

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Irene Reid
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Irene Reid

Excellent lecture, as always. Very clear speaker. Interesting and informative lecture, professionally constructed, featuring illuminating visuals.

Bita Kakebeeke
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Bita Kakebeeke

A lecture about a well known event in history but very well presented. From the beginning to the end an interesting story accompanied by very nice and exploratory slides.

Janet Hardie
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Janet Hardie

Douglas Skaggs is always an excellent lecturer and it was very good to have him back. This was fascinating, informative and extremely enjoyable.

Moragh Smith
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Moragh Smith

Excellent talk- held my attention and left me wanting more- a real journey back in time.

Kate Crosby
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Kate Crosby

Very good lecture. Enormously informative and lovely slides – though nothing said about the art work which I was expecting. Having said that, whilst different to usual, that didn’t detract from the enjoyment

david coleman
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david coleman

I agree. It was an excellent lecture in so many ways: the structure was clear and the progression of the argument was easily followed and the speaker’s command of PowerPoint was admirable. However, it stimulated no questions. Was this because it was too good or because we, as lovers or fine and decorative arts have insufficient understanding of Russian history to frame questions. I go to the History Society to listen to talks on aspects of history.