Forthcoming 'Upper Room' Winter Lectures

Zoffany the painter's life in Chiswick and in March Torin Douglas on the BBC

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In order to raise the profile of The Upper Room, and also to say thank you to existing supporters, the local charity has decided to pilot Winter lectures in 2014. The forthcoming lectures include:

  • 26 February 2014 “The painter Zoffany’s life in Chiswick” by Matthew Morgan
  • 26 March 2014 “Turmoil at the BBC – can it restore trust?” by Torin Douglas
  • 30 April 2014 “The future for Palestine” by Andy Slaughter M.P.

All lectures will take place at The Upper Room, St Saviour’s Church, Cobbold Road W12, 7.45 for 8.00pm. Donations will be invited, and wine can be purchased. All welcome.

The Upper Room Winter Lectures 2014  is sponsored by Finlay Brewer

February – the painter Johann Zoffany was extremely well-travelled, across Europe and even to India. He was however greatly influenced by Chiswick, living and working there for long periods, and was finally buried at Strand-on-The-Green. Matthew Morgan is not only a trustee of The Upper Room, but more relevantly Adult Learning Officer at the National Gallery, and a lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has worked as a Director at Christie’s, and in the museum world. He is currently completing his PhD on Art Museums in Las Vegas.

March – Torin Douglas MBE has been reporting on the media for 40 years, including 24 years as the media correspondent for BBC News, as well as spells at the Times, the Economist, the Independent and LBC Radio. He was awarded the MBE in 2013 for services to the community in Chiswick. He now speaks, writes and chairs events about the media and community issues. Torin will discuss the “crisis” at the BBC?

February 5, 2014

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