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Arts Podcast: Uncovering the Royal Game of Ur

An ancient board game was the first subject of this year’s Arts Society Guernsey lecture series. Simon De La Rue speaks to Dr Irving Finkel from the British Museum about his successful, decades-long quest to figure it out...

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The next lecture in the 2024 Arts Society Guernsey series, entitled The Marquesses Of Bute: Patrons Of Opulence and presented by Matthew Williams, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, takes place this Wednesday.

This year’s lecture topics also include Pre-Raphaelite houses, the 1951 Festival of Britain, Beijing’s Forbidden City and the medieval arts patron Jean, Duc de Berry.

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