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Piero della Francesca Hugh Hollinghurst Wednesday 12 February 2020

Himself a member of our society, as well as secratary of St. Michael`s Parochial Church Council, Hugh Hollinghurst will be well known to most if not all of his audience. A Cambridge Clsasics graduate, Hugh was Deputy Head of Chesterfield High School for seventeen years until 1998, and even in `retirement` he continued to teach Classics there and at both the Merchant Taylors` senior schools. He has published eleven books, mostly on local history, as befits the chairman of the Crosby and District Historical Society. 

Hugh is something of a Renaissance man, with areas of expertise ranging from the ancient world to the Liverpool Overhead Railway. It is therefore appropriate that his lecture is on one of the Renaissance`s finest artists, Piero della Francesca. As well as painting, Piero also wrote technical works on mathematics and geometry, which perhaps explains the perfection of form and perspective that characterises his art.