Lectures from Upper Sixth History of Art Pupils

Eight Upper Sixth History of Art pupils presented lectures to the Devizes University of the Third Age, an organisation which provides ‘life-enhancing opportunities for retired people through the sheer joy of discovery.’

The pupils held their audience of sixty captivated as they each spoke on one chosen artwork at the Assembly Rooms, Devizes Town Hall.

Presentations covered the periods and styles of the Italian Renaissance, Rococo, Neoclassicism and Modernism. Such a vast range of topics is testament to each student’s individual interest and passion for Art History.

The pupils were judged on their content and delivery and Miranda Bardsley was selected to re-present her lecture on Marcel Duchamp’s ‘The Bride Laid Bare’ at the South-West regional heat of the national speaking competition, Articulation, in Spring 2017. She will be accompanied by Emma Lovell and Harry Gooch, who were both runners up and who presented on Michelangelo’s ‘Pieta’ and Turner’s ‘View of Venice’, respectively.

All pupils were excellent ambassadors for Dauntsey's and the event was once again of value for both the young and old. In addition, the group received a £50 donation in recognition of their efforts, which goes to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance charity.