This conference will be held by the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History and will take place both online and in-person at Oxford Brookes University on Thursday 30 June 2022.
2.00 pm – Dr Matthew Craske – Another Enlightenment: Painting, sculpture and the promotion of Christian experience in Georgian England.
2.40 pm – The Bicentenary of James Smetham, Pre-Raphaelite [the University owns the Smetham Collection of art works].
3.15 pm – Tea
3.45 pm – Peter Vass – Getting Out of Whitechapel: Jewish identity and modernism in the lives and art of Mark Gertler and David Bomberg in the early 20thC.
4.30 pm – Dr Sandy Brewer – The Sunday School paintings of Elsie Anna Wood and other women artists 1930-1950. A movement from a ‘two-eyed stance’ to the ‘beholder’s share’.
5.15 pm – Dr Jan Cox – Stanley Spencer: Nativity, Crucifixion, Resurrection
6.00 pm – Art Exhibition, featuring the works of Agatha Hellier and Evelyn Dunbar
6.30 pm – Buffet dinner
There is no charge for this event, but please confirm attendance by 1 June to the Administrator of the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 01865 488455
Directions to the campus can be found at www.brookes.ac.uk/about-brookes/contacts-maps-and-campuses/harcourt-hill-campus/