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ANNUAL LECTURE – The Medici: Florence and the Golden Age of Art

The subject of this year’s ANNUAL LECTURE will be “The Medici: Florence and the Golden Age of Art” presented by Ernest Rea.

Ernest Rea is a celebrated broadcaster who specialises in the history of religions and how they impact on the contemporary world. His regular radio programme, Beyond Belief, was awarded the prestigious Sony Gold Award for the Best Speech Programme on British Radio.

He is in wide demand as a speaker at inter faith conferences, literary festivals and lectures regularly on cruise ships. In 1997 he was awarded personally the  Gold Medal of the International Council for Christians and Jews for his outstanding contribution to Interfaith Understanding.

The Medici: Florence and the Golden Age of Art

In 15th and 16th century Florence, a Golden Age of Renaissance Art flourished. The greatest painters on earth produced their masterpieces under the sponsorship of a remarkable family of Florentine rulers, the Medici. Their ruthlessness and drive for power brought two family members to the papacy. Just what was their legacy?


Wednesday November 18th
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Cosham Baptist Church