Humphrey Spender's Century: an illustrated lecture by Peter Parker

20 Apr 2013

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£5; £3 concessions, free to members, booking essential.

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Colchester, United Kingdom


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  • Colchester North Station, direct from London Liverpool Street
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Humphrey Spender was not only celebrated as a leading photojournalist, but also as a painter and an award-winning designer. Leading expert Peter Parker delivers an illustrated talk describing Spender's life and work in a time of upheaval, innovation and radical change. Peter Parker is the author of The Old Lie: The Great War and the Public-School Ethos (1987), biographies of the writers J.R. Ackerley (1989) and Christopher Isherwood (2004), and The Last Veteran: Harry Patch and the Legacy of War (2009). He is editor and author of A Reader's Guide to the Twentieth-Century Novel (1995) and A Reader's Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers (1996), and was also an associate editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004).

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