A Greek Day in Aberdeen 7th May 2016 programme

Thursday 11 February 2016



From 10.45 am Coffee/Tea and Biscuits

11.30 – 11.40 Welcome and Introductory Remarks

11.40 – 12.25 Professor Paul Cartledge: Sparta à l’écossaise: Scots Scholarship on the Spartans

12.25 – 13.10 Professor Elizabeth Moignard: Colour Chart: Greek Vase Painting and its Use of Colour

13.10 – 14.10 Sandwich Lunch

14.10 – 14.55 David Parfitt: “Stolen from Nature”: Painting in Macedonia and Crete

14.55 – 15.40 Gert Ronberg: Maria Callas: a Greek who Conquered the World

15.40 – 15.50 Closing Remarks

15.50 – 16.30 Coffee/Tea


Associated Events

Friday 6 May 2016

Evening meal for those who wish in Christos Greek Taverna, John Street, or Poldino’s Italian Restaurant, Little Belmont Street, Aberdeen

Saturday 7 May 2016

19.30 – 22.00 Party and Musical Evening: St Mary’s Church Hall, King Street, Aberdeen (opposite King’s College Playing Fields), featuring musicians from Athens Giorgos Tsimbouksis, Nickos Sariyannis and Lambrini Gioti with a varied programme of Greek songs and music; a selection of Greek food and refreshments.

Sunday 8 May 2017

11.00 – 12.00 The Greek Vases of Marischal Museum: a talk by Professor Elizabeth Moignard accompanied by a display of some of the very fine vases in the Museum at Marischal College; introduced by Neil Curtis, Head of Museums, University of Aberdeen. There is a limit on numbers of 25; if there is additional demand, the session may run twice from 10.30 and 11.30. Please note that there is no disabled access to the Museum and a large number of stairs to climb. Professor Moignard wrote the definitive description of these vases in a volume of the British Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum.

Information on self-guided walks in the city centre and in Old Aberdeen will also be available.

 Please book by the 25th March using the attached form: ASHS – A Greek Day in Aberdeen Programme

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