Sun Oct 01 2023 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm


Nova Scotia, Bristol | Bristol, EN

NOTE: This talk is going to be held in the Nova Scotia Upstairs (just opposite the festival marquee).
Stanley Spencer in Bristol in WW1. Stanley Spencer (1891–1959), one of Britain’s greatest artists, spent the early part of the First World War in Bristol at the Beaufort War Hospital in Fishponds. Spencer later used these experiences to spend five years creating a ‘Holy Box’, the Sandham Memorial Chapel at Burghclere. The chapel he painted is one of the greatest sites in British Art. We see wonderful pictures of brave young soldiers and the hospital itself, all created with humour and strong colour. The picture shown here with the “Travoys Arriving with Wounded at a Dressing-Station at Smol, Macedonia, September 1916“ gives you a little flavor of what to expect.

Dr. Jan Cox is Visiting Research Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History at Oxford Brookes University and his CV is so impressive that I dare not keep the detail from you.
He is a keen and dedicated lecturer and researcher, who achieved a first-class honours degree from Oxford Brookes University in 2005, where he was awarded the Jeanne Sheehy Memorial Prize for the best undergraduate dissertation in History of Art. In 2006 he completed my MA at the University of Bristol and subsequently spent a year as Research Assistant on a major AHRC project at the University of Plymouth. His PhD on the subject of the impact of Nordic art in Europe in the period 1878-1889 was awarded by the University of Leeds in January 2015. He has written extensively, with three publications in 2016, and a major catalogue in 2017, with further publications in 2018 and 2019. He has taught since 2007, including teaching second year students at Oxford Brookes in 2014/15 and first year students at Exeter in 2017. He also is on the tutor panel for both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and have delivered conference papers in Britain, Scandinavia, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands and Canada. In 2017, he contributed twenty-seven individual essays to the catalogue “Romanticism in the North – from Friedrich to Turner (Groningen: Groninger Museum), where he was entrusted with the major sections on Constable and Turner. His broad knowledge has led to teaching on a substantial range of subjects, but he has specialised in nineteenth-century art in the Nordic countries, France and Britain, with an additional interest of British art of the early twentieth century.
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Nova Scotia, Bristol, United Kingdom

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Hotwells Festival

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