24 May 2018: The scheduled talk by Brian MacDonald has had to be postponed as a result of his hospitalisation. Instead, we are delighted that Peter Medhurst will talk on ‘In the Wake of Handel’. The talk will include music and song and Peter will perform on the piano. 


28 June 2018: Barry Venning: Giles – His Life, Times and Cartons. Voted Britain’s best loved cartoonist, Giles is pictured as “a spreader of happiness” and “a genius…with the common touch”

Recent Lectures


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