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Upcoming lectures

James Wright Thursday 18th January 2018

Lecturer: James Wright


Historic Graffiti

This fascinating lecture by the architectural historian James Wright looks at some of our ancient English Castles and Great Houses through the eyes of the artisans and stonemasons that built them. 

Peter Medhurst Thursday 15th February 2018

Lecturer: Peter Medhurst


The Music and Life of Johann Sebastian Bach
A much anticipated visit by a very popular speaker.  Through the telling of Bach’s story and through the exploration of some of his finest music, Peter Medhurst attempts to unravel this most comp
Marilyn Elm Thursday 15th March 2018

Lecturer: Marilyn Elm


For the love of Flowers
Flowers with their infinite variety of perfume, colour and form have always provided such joy for the human soul and an inspiration for art and design over the centuries.
James Taylor Wednesday 4th April 2018 – AGM

Lecturer: James Taylor


Brilliant British Humour in the forgotten Art of the Picture Postcard:
Artist-drawn postcards were the most popular art form from the Edwardian era to the outbreak of World War II.
Pamela Campbell-Johnston Thursday 19th April 2018

Lecturer: Pamela Campbell-Johnston


Celebrating the Royal Academy 1768 – 2018
Britain’s oldest fine arts institution will be celebrating its 250th Anniversary in 2018.
John Ericson Thursday 17th May 2018

Lecturer: John Ericson


The Wind in the Willows Revisited through it’s illustrators
The beauty of Kenneth Grahame’s prose is widely acknowledged but the story is so full of wonderful imagery that it almost demands to be illustrated – despite this, when first published in 1908 it
Nicholas Henderson Thursday 21st June 2018

Lecturer: Nicholas Henderson


How to ‘read’ the English Country Church (Part 1)
A summer’s afternoon walk, the typical country church.  This lecture will help you look at the architecture outside and inside, the church furniture, those mysterious nooks and crannies, high and
Leslie Primo Thursday 20th September 2018

Lecturer: Leslie Primo


The Sublime in the Everyday: Vermeer and the Delft school of painting
This lecture will begin by tracing Vermeer’s origins, his early training and influences and how he came to the genre of painting domestic interiors.
Tony Faber Thursday 18th October 2018

Lecturer: Tony Faber


Indians, Buffalo & Storms – The American West in 19th Century Art
Artists were never far behind the explorers who opened up the west of America in the C19th century and they have left us a powerful, if romanticized, record of the country and the people that the
Claire Walsh Thursday 15th November 2018

Lecturer: Claire Walsh


Jane Austen’s Christmas
Before the Victorians reinvented it, the traditional Christmas was a very different affair.