At the opening lecture of our 2016-17 programme, we are delighted to welcome Dr Geri Parlby again to our Society. We meet at the earlier time of 7.15pm for a short Annual General Meeting and our lecture will follow.
The moving image has been a powerful source for imagination from the first moment a magic lantern flickered into life in the 17th Century. In this lecture we will be looking at how the Motion Pictures industry first developed throughout the late 19th and 20th century. How it went on to change the face of entertainment and inspire the imaginations of some of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
Geri has worked as a Fleet Street journalist and film publicist for MGM, Paramount, and Universal Pictures. She has a first class honours degree in History and Theology, a Masters in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute and a Theology doctorate from Roehampton University in London. She has been lecturing for the past ten years and now heads up the Visual Arts distance learning programme for Exeter University, is principle lecturer on the NADFAS South West Area’s History of Art course and an Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University.