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Great Tarts in Art: High Culture and the Oldest Profession Linda Smith Thursday 23 April 2020

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC. IT IS HOPED TO BE REARRANGED FOR NEXT YEAR.

A light-hearted look at changing attitudes to sexual morality down the ages, using the portraits and careers of some of history's most notorious mistresses and courtesans. We will be shown as well how anonymous working girls at the lower end of the social scale have been represented in art from the 17th to 20th century