Lectures

2023 PROGRAMME

Lectures start at 11am with tea and coffee available from around 10:15 am 

5 OCTOBER: The Aztec Legacy, continuity and change – Chloe Sayer

2 NOVEMBER: Cremona and the Golden Age of Violin Making – Toby Faber

7 DECEMBER: The Art of celebrating Christmas – Sarah Pearson

2024 Programme: Lectures start at 11am with tea and coffee available from around 10:15 am 

4 JANUARY: Medieval Embroidery, Bayeux Tapestry to Opus Angelicum – Susan Kay-Williams

1 FEBRUARY: The Art of Durer, a journey into the man and his world – Shirley Smith

7 MARCH: Identifying forgotten gems of the Art World – Julie Korner

11 MARCH: DAY OF SPECIAL INTEREST, Oriental Painting, its mysteries, and influence revealed – Oliver Gosling

4 APRIL: Monopoly, uncover the story we know so well, or do we? – Roger Mendham

9 MAY: The Elizabethan Court: poetry, plays, presents and portraits – Alison Barker

 6 JUNE: Caravaggio, Painter Extraordinaire, a flawed genius, a murderer! – Keith Bonser. The society’s AGM precedes the lecture at 10 am.

 4 JULY: London’s Lost Department Stores – Tessa Boase. Members and guests are invited to a Cheese and Wine Party after the lecture.

SEASON 2024 – 25: Lectures start at 11am with tea and coffee available from around 10:15 am 

 3 OCTOBER: Played in London, charting the heritage of a city at play – Simon Inglis

7 NOVEMBER: Caliphs and Christians, the art and history in Andalucia – Gail Turner. The winner of the Society’s Art Competition will be announced after the lecture.

5 DECEMBER: The holiday season: food and feasting in Art – Sarah Ciacci