200 Years of Valentines
Thu 1st Feb 2024 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Description of Lecture
At some stage in their life most of us have received or sent a valentine card. While enthusiasm for such a romantic gesture has fluctuated over the years, the symbolism has remained enduring. This talk explores the expressions of roses, hearts and cupids as depicted by generations of engravers and concludes with the satirical and elaborate confections of the late Victorian era.
Lecturer: John Scott
A graduate in History from the University of Stirling John began his working life in the City working for Morgan Grenfell and Deutsche Bank. He held various appointments in the City of London as Chief Commoner and served on a variety of governing bodies such as the Museum of London and Gresham College. He has lectured in a variety of museums including Ironbridge and for the National Waterways. Most of his lectures are based on unpublished sources from his own archive.