Join us at SBC for a College Community Seminars. On Tuesday 17th April between 1:15pm and 3:00pm, we’ll be joined by UWS's Professor Alexander (Sandy) Stoddart who will be sharing with us on the topic of "Religious aspects of the early work of Vincent van Gogh."

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17th April 2018 - 1:15 pm

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17th April 2018 - 3:00 pm

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Scottish Baptist College, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, PA1 2BE   View map

Join us at SBC for a College Community Seminars. On Tuesday 17th April between 1:15pm and 3:00pm, we’ll be joined by UWS’s Professor Alexander (Sandy) Stoddart who will be sharing with us on the topic of “Religious aspects of the early work of Vincent van Gogh.” We are absolutely thrilled to have Sandy visit the College most importantly as a friend, but also a colleague, and a world-renowned artist.

“Alexander Stoddart is a Scottish sculptor, born in Edinburgh. Mr. Stoddart has been making sculpture and statuary in Paisley, Scotland, for over 20 years.  He attended Glasgow School of Art from 1976-1980 and afterwards entered post-graduated studies at Glasgow University from 1980-1983.

Mr. Stoddart has written extensively on the philosophy of aesthetics and published many articles. He had broadcast regularly on radio and television and increased his journalistic work.” (Adapted from: www.intbau.org/members/alexander-stoddart/)

Alexander Stoddart is also Sculptor in Ordinary to Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland and to give you a flavour of what to expect (if anything can be “expected” with Sandy!), in an interview for the Scotsman he talks of “dipping into the New Testament every day” and thinks “the Broons should be forced down the throat of every Scottish child.” (Both very good practices in my opinion). Read the extended interview here:
www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/culture/art/sculptor-sandy-stoddart-on-his-art-1-3256577

Hopefully it’s clear we’re pleased and excited to have Professor Stoddart with us and to be sharing with us about the fascinating but lesser known parts of Van Gogh’s life as an aspiring preacher. These seminars are open to alumni, friends, and supporters of the College, as well as the wider public who feel they would benefit from engaging with the topic. We do hope you’ll join us.

For further information please contact Graham Meiklejohn on graham.meiklejohn@uws.ac.uk

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