Talk by Lady Aurelia Young. Oscar Nemon (1906 – 1985) is one of the twentieth century’s greatest sculptors, responsible for iconic portraits of elder statesmen and major figures displayed all over the world. He was a flamboyant personality who charmed those who came into contact with him, including towering figures such as Winston Churchill, Sigmund Freud and Queen Elizabeth II along with countless politicians and celebrities. His daughter Aurelia will talk to us about her father’s life from humble origins as a Jew in (what is now) Croatia to his refuge from the Nazis in southern England, the career of this often infuriating yet charismatic man and his artistic and personal encounters with presidents, prime ministers, royalty and others. The Queen nicknamed him the ‘missing Oscar’ and he became the subject of the only attempt at sculpture by his friend Churchill, who in turn posed for many likenesses by Nemon including a monumental bronze in the House of Commons.
Talk by Joe Studman. Florence has an Enfield Cultural Hub named after her. She had visions of becoming a great writer but had to settle for being the second wife of Thomas Hardy. Edna however was a true artist. £3 per person.
The Geoffrey Gillam Memorial Lecture by Ian Jones. Joint EHHS/EAS meeting. Visitors welcome, £1.50 per person.
Talk by Joe Studman. From Ice Age to Saxons; a look at what evidence we have for our area. £3 per person.
Talk by Joe Studman. A look at over 30 theaters and cinemas that once graced the borough.
Talk by Anne Johnson and John Wallington. Experience the Spanish Colonial influence and the Majan Heritage through views of local culture and archaelogical sites in the Guatemala and Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.
Talk by Frank Bayford. Frank was Pharmacist at Chase Farm Hospital before retiring. This talk will carry on from part 1, (the Schools), relating how Chase Farm became a hospital during the war years, and its time as a busy General Hospital afterwards. Frank will talk about the hospital in the first half of the talk and then show slides.
Talk by Nick Dobson illustrated with slides and songs from live performances.
Talk by Anne and John Wallington. This talk will feature the people, places and culture found on a journey from Hanoi in North Vietnam, through Laos to Chang Rai in Thailand.