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Magic Lanterns to Metro Goldwyn Mayer Dr Geri Parlby Monday 18 November 2019

Geri Parlby, Arts Society lecturer and former Fleet Street journalist, will give us an insight into the birth of the silver screen and the art that surrounded it.

The event will be held at Churchill College, Cambridge. The cost is £30 - please be aware that this does NOT include lunch, which can be purchased at a modest cost in the Churchill College cafeteria.

Please book with Patsy Glazebrook, either by phone: 01799 541180 or by email:


  • 10.00am            Coffee & biscuits
  • 10.30-11.30     From shadow shows to magic lanterns; the art and artifice of the moving image
  • 11.30 - 11.45   Interval
  • 11.45 - 12.45   Smoke and mirrors of Nickelodeons
  • 12.45 – 13.45   Lunch
  • 13.45 – 15.00   The birth of Hollywood - epic movies

Click on this link for further information and to download a booking slip. .