Lecture: ‘English Romanesque Sculpture in its Architectural Context’ by Professor Malcolm Thurlby, Annual Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain & Ireland lecture, Courtauld Institute of Art, 24 April 2018, 17:30pm

This year’s CRSBI annual public lecture, delivered by Professor Malcolm Thurlby of York University, Toronto, Canada, will consider English Romanesque sculpture in the context of its architectural matrix, focusing on specific carved elements such as portals, tympana, capitals, and figural reliefs.

Lecture: North and South of the Loire: The Culture of Copying and the Rebirth of Sculpture, Professor Deborah Kahn, Courtauld Institute of Art, 25 April 2017 5.30pm

From his thesis of 1950 on “Regional Schools of English Sculpture” to his later writings, Professor George Zarnecki, deputy director of the Courtauld Institute of Art from 1961 – 74, showed himself to be a master of visual comparison. In one of his last articles (written in 1992), he surveyed the iconographic kinship between the earliest Romanesque sculptures at Saint-Benoit-sur-Loîre, Bayeux and Toulouse.