27 February 2020: Bertie Pearce – Now You See It, Now You Don’t.

26 March 2020: Lesley Primo- Raphael: The Beginning and the End of the Renaissance.

23 April 2020: Peter Medhurst – The Genius of Beethhoven.

28 May 2020: John Ericson – Inn Signia – Pub Signs, Artwork & Stories Behind Peculiar Pub Names.

25 June 2020: Brian MacDonald – Tribal Rugs – Treasures of the Black Tent.


Recent Lectures

                                                                        Barry Venning – John Constable – the Making of a Master.

                                       Rosamund Bartlett – Grandfather Frost and the Old New Year- Christmas Traditions in Russia.

 Frank Woodgate- A Provocative Beauty – the Art of Grayson Perry.

 Steven Desmond: Historic Gardens of the Italian Lakes. 

 Diana Lloyd: Royal Copenhagen Porcelain – and its place in the European Story.  

 Hilary Williams: The Wallace and Frick Collections – tantalising connections with Knole.  

 Guy Rooker: Leonardo da Vinci – the science behind the Art. 

 Sandy Burnett:  Igor Stravinsky, the Ballet Russes and the astonishing 1913 premiere of the Rite of Spring. 

Colin Davies: Zaha Hadid – Architectural Superstar. 

  Andrew Davies: The Victorian Christmas – a Celebration. 

Alexandra Epps – As Good as Gold – its significance and symbolism in the History of Art, was first created to celebrate the Arts Society’s Golden Anniversary. 

Brian Stater –  When Britain clicked – photography from the Swinging Sixties

Barry Venning – Giles, His Life, Times and Cartoons. A joyful way to end our summer season

Dale Chihuly – Glass artist of monumental installations

Capability Brown – Post Baroque, naturalistic, English Landscape gardener

World War 1 – Wilfred Own, Poetry, Art and Music

  Foreigners in London 1520-1677 – Artists who changed the course of British Art.  

Antony Gormley – A Body of Work.

 Gustav Klimt: Craftsmanship and Sensuality. 

Masters of the Sea: Highlights of Maritime Art

The Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo

Piero della Francesca:The Light of the North meets the Logic of the South

Sicily: The Kingdom of the Sun

Thomas Heatherwick: The Leonardo of our Times