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» For our Novem­ber meet­ing we had a re­turn visit from Dr Frances Wil­son­copp who told us some more about the Great Mas­ter­pieces of the World.

Start­ing with The Cre­ation of Adam by Michelan­gelo, Frances gave an in­sight into the mean­ing be­hind one of the most fa­mous paint­ings in the world.

Due to the pho­tos dis­played on a screen we were able to see some of the won­der­ful draw­ing and art­work.

Michelan­gelo’s un­der­stand­ing of the hu­man body was in­spired by him hav­ing dis­sected many bod­ies.

The next paint­ing was The Gar­den of Earthly De­lights by Hierony­mus Bosch. I al­ways thought that his paint­ings were “weird” but this one ex­ceeded this.

Frances also talked to us about three other mas­ter­pieces but sadly we ran out of time. The talk was in­for­ma­tive, en­ter­tain­ing and a lit­tle ir­rev­er­ent.

Our Jan­uary 23. meet­ing has a talk by Bill Laws called Fifty plants that changed the course of his­tory. Vis­i­tors are wel­come; we make a small charge of £3. The talk be­gins at 7.15pm in High­bury Church, 3 Pri­ory Walk.

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