The Hogwarts Curriculum Lectures: Defence Against The Dark Arts with Christopher Frayling

The Hogwarts Curriculum Lectures: Defence Against The Dark Arts with Christopher Frayling

This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 22nd Jan 2018

How can we protect ourselves from vampires?

History contains no Death Eaters, but plenty of vampires. Cultural historian Christopher Frayling explores the history and myths surrounding these bloodsucking fiends over the centuries and gives a lesson on how the various methods of protecting ourselves. How has their appearance changed? What are their weaknesses? And how have they been appropriated by the Gothic imagination?

Christopher Frayling was until recently Rector of the Royal College of Art and Chair of Arts Council England. A cultural historian, critic and award-winning broadcaster on television and radio, he has published over twenty books on art, design, film and popular culture – including Nightmare – the birth of horror and Vampyres – Genesis and Resurrection.

This event is aimed at an adult audience, although children are welcome to attend.

Cost: £15.00


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website

2018-01-22 2018-01-22 Europe/London The Hogwarts Curriculum Lectures: Defence Against The Dark Arts with Christopher Frayling Christopher Frayling explores the history and myths surrounding these bloodsucking fiends over the centuries and gives a lesson on how the various methods of protecting ourselves. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/01/22/the-hogwarts-curriculum-lectures-defence-against-the-dark-arts-with-christopher-frayling-160949 The British Library,96 Euston Road, London,London,London

See more events on the same day or today, tomorrow or rest of Jan


Location

The British Library,

96 Euston Road, London,
London,
London,
NW1 2DB

Google Map of The British Library

Nearest tube and train stations to The British Library

Piccadily
Metropolitan
Hammersmith & City
Northern
Circle
Victoria
Mainline Terminus
Northern
Victoria
Mainline Terminus
Metropolitan
Hammersmith & City
Circle

More local events coming soon

Free  
Boat trips, craft stalls and live music, offering a host of fun both on the water and the towpath.
12:00 AM
£15  
This talk examines objects from the Museum’s collection in order to chart a range of striking connections between Stonehenge, other regions of the British Isles, and continental Europe.
12:00 AM
£5  
A screening of the film Steamboy directed by Japanese manga artist, screenwriter and director, Katsuhiro Ôtomo.
12:00 AM
£5  
Broadcaster and Art Historian Janina Ramirez joins Ian Hislop, Editor of Private Eye and co-curator of the Citi exhibition I object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent.
12:00 AM
£3  
Exit Through the Gift Shop is the groundbreaking film from Banksy, the world's most famous graffiti artist – a global phenomenon with a fiercely guarded anonymity.
12:00 AM
£15  
Gardener. Curator Gareth Brereton introduces the BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria.
12:00 AM
£5  
Writer, broadcaster and editor, Ian Hislop, joins celebrated comedy writer and producer, Armando Iannucci, to discuss the changing role of satire and subversion in a post-truth world.
12:00 AM
£5  
Joined by writer and classicist, David Stuttard, and Professor of Classics at King’s College London, Edith Hall, this panel discussion investigates this theme with reference to a variety of objects and sources.
12:00 AM
£3  
This documentary introduces the street art pioneers Futura, Rammellzee and Blek le Rat.
12:00 AM
Free  
London's lost buildings – from coaching inns and horse markets to riverside mansions and gin palaces – are the focus of a this exhibition.
9:30 AM
Free  
London's lost buildings – from coaching inns and horse markets to riverside mansions and gin palaces – are the focus of a this exhibition.
9:30 AM
Free  
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/campaign/festival/its-all-academic-festival-15-september-2018
10:00 AM
Free  
We offer tutorials to help you effectively use the internet and the genealogy websites.
10:30 AM
Free  
We offer tutorials to help you effectively use the internet and the genealogy websites.
10:30 AM
Free  
We offer tutorials to help you effectively use the internet and the genealogy websites.
10:30 AM
£5  
The London Gaming Market is a place to buy retro video-games, board games and merchandise all in one place.
11:00 AM
£10  
A guided walk exploring the industrial heritage of this beautiful part of north London.
11:00 AM
Free  
If you're interested in your family history, come and see all the records we hold.
11:00 AM
Free  
If you're interested in your family history, come and see all the records we hold.
11:00 AM
Free  
If you're interested in your family history, come and see all the records we hold.
11:00 AM
£5  
This session, as part of the Open City Documentary Festival, will explore the relationship between film and architecture with a panel of artists and filmmakers.
12:00 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
12:15 PM
Free  
A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
12:15 PM