When: 11 August 2020, 6.30pm
Where: Small Arts & Crafts Hall, Scone

ADFAS Scone provides for its members a yearly programme of seven illustrated lectures given by overseas and Australian lecturers chosen for their communication skills and expert knowledge in their fields.

Packing up the Nation presented by Dr Carolyn Shenton MA DPhil (Oxon) FSA FRHistS – The Arts Society

In the early evening of 16 October 1834, to the horror of bystanders, a huge ball of fire exploded through the roof of the Houses of Parliament, creating a blaze so enormous that it could be seen by the King and Queen at Windsor and from stagecoaches on top of the South Downs. In front of hundreds of thousands of witnesses, the great conflagration destroyed Parliament’s glorious old buildings and their contents. No one who witnessed the disaster would ever forget it.  Based on the acclaimed book of the same name, this talk takes the audience through the gripping hour-by-hour story of the fire through contemporary depictions of the disaster by Turner, William Heath and others.

Cost: $30 for non-members of ADFAS

Visiting ADFAS members and students are free.