Lunchtime Talks

Programme 2021/2022 

We are pleased to announce the programme for this year’s Lunchtime Talks which will be delivered via Zoom Webinar. 

Below are details of the first two talks.  Three more will be advertised later this term. 

Talks are free for 3Ls members and £3 for non members.

3Ls members please note:  Booking should be made in the same way as classes.  Before you enrol, make sure that you add your 3Ls Membership number to your profile on MyCLL so that your membership is recognised and the discount can be applied.  Please contact or if you need to be reminded of your membership number.

The link to the Zoom Webinar will be sent to you the day before the event.


The Paradox of the Soviet Union in its early decades as depicted through street posters

The Russian Revolution 1917 was a time of great upheaval but also of great creativity and experimentation in art. This talk is about how Soviet ideals and illusions were reflected in the images and specific eye-catching language of the street posters of that time. These works reflect the paradox of the Soviet Union during its early decades by depicting both utopianism and manipulation. You can also learn a little bit of the Cyrillic alphabet and read some Russian.

Natalya Krisanov

Natalya is a tutor in Russian language and culture with the Centre for Lifelong Learning, 

Thursday 7 October 2021 at 12.30 via Zoom Webinar


Goya: A painter between pain and glory – Cancelled

Francisco de Goya (1746-1828), an exceptional witness to Spain’s turbulent journey from enlightenment back to absolutism, was a complex and insightful artist. His paintings constitute a chronicle of his times as well as a study of the human condition, capturing emotions which range from extreme violence and despair to selfless heroism. This lecture will examine the central periods in Goya’s evolution, focusing on and discussing in detail some of his masterpieces.

Sergio Romero Bueno

Sergio has given many talks to the 3Ls Spanish Club and is a tutor of Spanish language and culture in the Centre for Lifelong Learning. 

Tuesday 16 November 2021 at 12.30 via Zoom Webinar