Online Lectures

We have been setting up these on line lectures with the help of the Friday Showroom Lecture team, who have provided us with some lectures they had ear-marked for the Showroom. Next year’s programme of Showroom lectures is being put together but some of the team are ‘stepping down’ and they need more help. Please click here for more details.


During this time of physical distancing we are arranging for some lectures to be delivered online. The ones we have lined up, so far, are shown below. Zoom has a limit on attendance so you need to register on the Wild Apricot site for each lecture. As you will see from below registration opens on the Tuesday before the lecture. Details of how to register are at the bottom of this page.

We will try and record the lectures and will give a link to the recordings below – you will need to login (with the email and password you use to register for events and renew your membership) to view these. As these are large files the recordings will not remain for ever!


Upcoming lectures

  • June 18 at 11:00am – How inequality impacts everyone – Jason Leman, The Equality Trust 
    Income inequality in the UK is extremely high, higher than in most other rich income countries. Evidence shows that this is bad for almost everyone. The Equality Trust works to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic and social inequality.

    Referencing research that has changed how people view the impact of wealth and poverty, Jason Leman will take an example of one family to illustrate how economic inequality impacts on everyday life. It will highlight why the impact of COVID-19 was, and continues to be, so unequal. And it will show how it is not just about poverty, but also about how everyone, well-off and struggling alike, are affected by the economic divide.
    (Registration will open on June 15)


  • July 16 at 11:00am – What is a documentary? Blurred Boundaries and the Art of Non-Fiction Film – Dr Andrew Aldoori-Moore 
    As non-fiction filmmaking grows ever more popular with audiences – from bingeworthy true crime series to big screen box office smashes like the vertigo inducing Free Solo – this lecture will explore the captivating world of the documentary. Taking a deep dive into this rich, vibrant and constantly shifting form of filmmaking, the lecture will provide a whirlwind tour of the history of non-fiction film and ask, what exactly is a documentary? And where does the line between fiction and reality lie? (Registration will open on July 13)


To attend a lecture

  1. Register using Wild Apricot: You will need to log in (just click ‘Forgot password’ if you have forgotten it) and then click on Events and then click on the event for the lecture and follow the instructions.
  2. You will receive an email confirming registration and containing the link, zoom id and password for the lecture. Shortly before the lecture click on the link and, if need be, you will be told to download the Zoom app. You can follow the lecture on a computer, tablet, or smart phone. For the latter two you should download the Zoom app.
  3. Zoom are often updating their security. You will need the password as well as the meeting ID and you may have to wait in a ‘waiting room’ before the lecture – sorry no magazines or coffee available.

If you wish to find out more about Zoom, please read: Introduction to Zoom
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